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Sing-off! Whoot!!

I'm finally getting a chance to listen to the new season of Sing-Off (I didn't hear last year's because I flat forgot).

Oh. My. God!!!

Okay, granted I'm an a cappella-holic.  And I don't have a lot to say right now - I'm just watching ep. 1, we're only through the first 6-7 groups of ten - I just got taken because we've gone through both Motown classic and boys' school English (the Wiffenpoofs, fer cryin' ! In *White Tie and TAILS*!!), with a side of jazz style and of course the modern beat-box. Small groups, large groups. One set of 'classic' age and the rest either college or 20-40ish. Several all male, no all female - I'm not surprised, and I can wax poetic on that for a while, but I won't; suffice to say, totally expected, I don't feel insulted or feminist rage or anything like that. It's the way it is.

Also, the judges seem to know their sh*t (at least two of them; I don't really have any idea who the woman is, and she's filling the decorative, feeling judge role very well at the moment ::shrug::). I wish this were more than 5 weeks long.

Also, I wish I could watch this at home. I may have to make a point over Christmas week when the boy ain't around.

Edit: Holy SHIPS!  I just saw what I swore didn't exist -- female percussion!?!?!?!?!  Not a feminine chickie-girl, but still... ::is speechless::


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Dec. 17th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on The Sing-Off - just watched episode 2 last night. There was a time that I complained all a cappella groups sounded the same - either I was out of the loop, or that ended about the time the Nylons came along. I love the variety of styles, and the variety of backing techniques being used.

One pleasant surprise has been the song selection. Epi 2 is the "hits" episode, and I continued to be surprised at how much I enjoyed the songs. I don't listen "hit" radio, so I have no frame of reference to compare, but I'm hearing a lot of songs I really enjoy.

By the end of the episode, I had a clear idea of who was the group to beat, but we are already at the point where I would hate to see any of these groups leave the competition. Great fun!
Dec. 19th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Hubby and I have been watching this when we can, and have very much enjoyed what we have seen. Missed the second ep, but like I said, we've caught it when we can, and enjoyed most of what we've seen.

The female judge is the lead singer, and founder, of The Pussycat Dolls. I do wish that they would get a woman who can actually articulate and contribute, instead of just looking pretty and saying fluff.
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