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“The Sing-Off” contestants, schedule, extras announced

NBC-TV’s a cappella competition show The Sing-Off, now in its second season, has announced the lineup of a cappella groups that will compete for the $100,000 prize and a Sony Music recording contract:

  • Committed from Huntsville, Alabama
  • Eleventh Hour, a high-school group from Kettering, Ohio
  • Pitch Slapped from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Groove for Thought from Seattle, Washington
  • Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town from Oakland, California
  • Men of Note, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • The Backbeats from USC and UCLA in Los Angeles, California
  • On the Rocks from University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon
  • Street Corner Symphony from Nashville, Tennessee
  • The Whiffenpoofs from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut

In addition, last year’s winner Nota returns for a special performance.  The show’s premiere night is Monday, December 6, from 8-10 PM, with subsequent episodes on December 8, 13 and 15, with a live finale on Monday, December 20.  (Other than the finale, the episodes were recorded in August.)

As previously reported, Ben returns as a judge, along with the rest of last year’s panel, Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men). The show is hosted by Nick Lachey.

New this year, Epic Records will be releasing digital tracks of each group’s performance immediately following each episode. In addition, an album by all ten groups titled The Sing-Off: Harmonies for the Holidays will be released on Epic November 30.

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