Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Sing-Off: CONGRATS Pentatonix! @PTXOfficial

Pentatonix! (NBC)
I put up with a lot of Nick Lachey reading puns this year to FINALLY be vindicated when the Pentatonix won last night's Sing-Off competition!!!  WOOHOO!

First off, I was shocked that Urban Method made it to the final three when Afro-Blue or Vocal Point did not.  They just couldn't hang.  But I did like Katie from Urban Method a lot!  Their rapper just acted like a total frontman and stole the show everytime; it seems like everyone was there to be his backup.

And the Dartmouth Aires are great, especially Michael.  (My friend JTal and I agree he needs to go straight to Broadway!)  But in terms of being marketable and making something out of the record label, I think the university groups are at a big disadvantage.  They depend upon their dancing/theatrics to enhance performances, there are too many of them to really get attached to individuals, and they change as people graduate.  A smaller group like Pentatonix (and my favorite, Nota, from the first season) are going to do much better post-competition.

I really liked that the ladies all performed together too, but I still think the show is way too long.  Loved Sara Bareilles singing, and Ben Folds judging, but one hour is enough.  The rest just seems like fluff.  I also think all the groups should compete against one another, instead of being bracketed, more like American Idol.

The good news for Pentatonix, besides the recording contract, is that since there are only 5 of them, that $200,000 is going to go a long way!!!  I actually texted in votes for these guys, so I'm happy with the results.

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