This week on NBC’s The Sing-Off, the remaining six groups from the second bracket of the competition will be singing “Radio Hits” and “60’s Classics” for judges, Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and Shawn Stockman.
The show’s host, Nick Lachey, recently did a question and answer session with various media outlets, where he spoke about aspects about the show, the judges and contestants, plus his love of acapella music.
What was the decision to expand the competition to 16 groups this season?
We were afforded the opportunity to have a longer season, 11 episodes this year opposed to the five we had last year. So, it just gave us an opportunity to expand the search and expand the audition process and ultimately have more groups compete, which I think is great.
You see, a real diversity between the groups, everything from high schoolers to our first ever rapper on the show, and the old doo-wop guys, North Shore. You’ve got a wide range of acapella represented. And think it’s great we’re able to expand it.
What does Sara bring to the table as a judge?
Sara has been such an absolute joy to around to work with. I think she’s such a brilliant songwriter and musician in her own right, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to the panel. I said this before and I’ll say it again, I think she’s the absolute perfect fit for The Sing-Off is and what The Sing-Off’s all about.
Although you’ve had a solo career after 98 Degrees, do you ever yearn to be a part of a group again after watching these talented acapella groups on The Sing-Off?
Sure, sure yes. It’s a contagious show to be a part of. And I think there’s a camaraderie that comes with being in a group of any kind or a band. And certainly that was true for 98 Degrees. There was a real kind of special brotherly kind of bond that we all shared.
And yes, I miss that. It’s fun to go through those experiences with other people and guys you care about. And so yes, there’s definitely something to be said for being part of a group like that.
How do you feel this year’s groups compare to the previous season’s?
Not to take anything away from previous seasons, but I think the groups this year have been just unbelievable. The talent level across the board is certainly improved this season. And as I said earlier, the diversity of the groups has really I think improved this season.
Earlier this morning, season 10 American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery performed his new single, “The Trouble With Girls” live on the Today Show!
Check out Scotty’s performance below!Vodpod videos no longer available.
Oh my. I just love this kid’s voice.
Don’t forget! Scotty’s debut album, Clear As Day, is out tomorrow, October 4!
Last night, Maroon 5 took to the stage during NBC’s America’s Got Talent to perform their latest single, “Moves Like Jagger”!
Check out the band’s performance below!Vodpod videos no longer available.
I thought they sounded really good! I really liked Adam Levine’s vocals during what is Christina Aguilera’s verse on the recorded version. I actually thought they would just eliminate the verse altogether, but I love that Adam just tackled it.
What did y’all think of the band’s performance, and just to mix it up, take the poll below on which version of “Moves Like Jagger” you prefer. (Note: It’s not a srs bsns poll; it’s just for fun!)
Last week, NBC’s The Voice kicked off the third stage of it’s vocal competition with the live shows. This week we find out which two members from Team Blake and Team Christina advance, as well as see Team Adam and Team Cee Lo take the stage for the first time during the live show.
Alison Haislip, The Voice’s Social Media Correspondent spoke with the press last week about how her role on the show is changing now that The Voice has gone live, how important it is for the contestants to connect with their fans via social media, and what she thinks about the reports on the lack of critiquing from coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green.
Haislip has a unique opportunity as the show’s Social Media Correspondent to connect with fans through Twitter and other social media outlets as a way to encourage their participation in building The Voice contestants’ individual fan bases, connecting with the contestants, and most importantly, voting. Haislip feels like the excitement to participate has grown, since fans realize that they can get their questions/comments shown on the air.
I finally got a chance to sit down late last week and watch the full premiere of The Voice. Aaaaaaaaand I love it! The overall talent level is phenomenal. The coaches are HONEST with the contestants, especially the ones that they wound up not picking for their teams.
Honestly, the coaches for me, especially Adam Levine, were the big draw to this show, but I’m definitely going to continue to watch not only for the fabulous bickering between Adam and Blake Shelton, but because these singers are amazing.
I do like that the coaches have to legitimately put in the time with their contestants to help better their chances at possibly winning the competition and actually having a singing career. Plus, the competition between the coaches is so catty, I just love it. I thought Christina Aguilera was going to poke Adam’s eyes out over getting a particular singer on his team.
I cannot wait for tonight’s blind auditions, so we can finally get the competition going! Watch out American Idol, The Voice is trying to steal my heart! Time to step your game up!
BTW, Go Team Adam!
The latest in a string of reality singing competitions is kicking off next Tuesday, April 26 on NBC. The Voice, which is hosted by the radtastic Carson Daly, will features four very talented and influential artists from the world of music, Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, and Blake Shelton.
Check out the 12 minute preview for NBC’s The Voice below!
I am very excited about this show. Of course, you could tell me that Adam Levine is going to be on anything, and I would totally tune in. Plus, it’s hosted by Carson Daly. I spent every afternoon of my Jr/Sr year of high school with this dude on TRL.
What are your thoughts on The Voice, and will you be tuning in on April 26?