'The Sing-Off' to return as new series during holidaysby jmaloni
NBC has picked up the popular a cappella competition show "The Sing-Off" for a new series commitment as a holiday strip over several nights later this year, it was announced by Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC.
"To all of the loyal fans of 'The Sing-Off' who asked us to bring the show back - we heard you loud and clear! No other singing competition so genuinely showcases the unique talents and creative camaraderie of the best a cappella singers in the country, putting 'The Sing Off' into a class of its own. The distinctive sounds and boundless spirit of these groups make the perfect soundtrack for the holidays," Telegdy said.
"The Sing-Off" originally premiered in December 2009 as a five-night event and became a weekly series in 2011.
" 'The Sing-Off' showcases great talent and a musical form I love," said executive producer Mark Burnett of One Three Media, which will be producing the series this year. "It's very special, and we're excited to be involved."
The program showcases the country's top a cappella groups performing popular songs like viewers have never heard them before. As before, "The Sing-Off" has no lip-synching, back-up bands or safety net. The groups are singing with dreams of walking away with the ultimate prize: a recording contract and $100,000.
The host and a team of celebrity judges who will critique the singing groups will be named later.
Visit "The Sing-Off" on its official show site: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/. Fans can "like" the show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSingOff, and follow its on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thesingoff.