As I mentioned in my fall TV review I have gotten totally hooked on this season of The Sing Off. It is an acapella singing competition where the singers have to be everything- the band, accompaniment, leads, everything with their voices. This is the third season of the show but I had never watched it before but this season they got a new judge- my favorite Sara Barielles.
They also got my old favorite Vocal Point- a BYU institution for 20 years. I used to love going to Acapellafest on campus each year and hearing Vocal Point among other talented local acapella groups. Now they have made it on to the show, the Sing Off on NBC. Each one of their performances (with possibly the exception of hip-hop week) has been great! They are fun, energetic and can’t help but make you smile.
In my opinion I think they are much better than any of the other groups. Certainly more entertaining! Petnatonix is looking strong but I prefer Vocal Point. The truth is I am completely partial to anything BYU. Just like with the American Olympic team, I want us to win everything! The thing I wish I could tell people is there are tons of groups like Vocal Point in Utah (they had an entire Acapellafest every year if that tells you something!).
There is so much musical talent at BYU. All the choirs, musical theater, acapella, battle of the bands are great! I feel privileged to be an alumni of such an awesome school with so many honorable, wonderful people. I am sure every school has their bad apples but so many of the BYU graduates I have interacted with over the years have been awesome, outstanding individuals. (we also have created a few good football and basketball players over the years!)
Plus, how terrific is it that they have group prayer and express their faith on national TV? So great!
This was from the most recent episode:
Singing Elvis! (I swear they get the best song choices each week).
My favorite of all their performances. I was swooning along with Sara!
Footloose! Kick off your Sunday shoes (ironic for a BYU group!)
I never thought I would like a Justin Bieber song but I just love this!
If you haven’t gotten into it watch the Sing Off on Monday evenings. (It broke into my Monday slot. That took some work!). My only criticism is all the judges are so nice. It can be a bit startling when they vote someone off because they have just said all these nice things about them.
Still, I love it!