So, the other weekend I was visiting my dad in the mountains of western North Carolina. My dad, an accomplished baritone who knows and shares my love for all things choral, suggested that I watch NBC's The Sing-Off. I was reluctant; I just thought it'd be another lame reality competition show, kind of like Dancing with the Stars (sorry for you fans out there...I just can't hack that show). I was wrong. Very, very wrong. This show does with harmony what So You Think You Can Dance does with choreography. Hailing from the Ivy League to Arlington, TX, each acapella group demonstrates astounding musicality, showmanship, creativity and sheer gumption. If you have any appreciation of music whatsoever, I think you'll agree. Here are some of my favorite performances thus far:
The Dartmouth Aires: Queen Medley
Urban Method: Airplanes
Opening Group Performance: The Rhythm of Love
Pentatonix: Love Lock Down
Afro Blue: Need You Now
North Shore: The Lazy Song
The show only has a few weeks left with five groups remaining, so jump on the Sing-Off bandwagon before it's too late. And go ahead...sing along.