General Sing-Off discussion

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Offline AliKat4392

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2011, 05:40:46 PM »
Yeah, I'm ready for Delilah to leave. Not a fan of all-girl groups.
I LOVED the Yellow Jackets performance even though I was really not expecting to because I don't care for the Spice Girls and especially hate that song. They really made it their own though, and it was awesome.
I agreed with the eliminations, although I wish they did them all at the end so every group had more of a fair shot. The eliminations might have been different if they were grouped differently and I don't think that's fair.
Ben was on fire. He owns this show.
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2011, 07:31:38 PM »
So, was this the first time that a Sing Off group covered a song that Ben's covered (Video Killed the Radio Star)?
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2011, 07:35:46 PM »
godd*mn THAT'S SOME FUNKY SHIT.

Yeah my first thought was like "Wait a minute... how is this going to end?"  Didn't finish it... good call, haha.

Surprised Afro-Blue was bottom-two'd, I thought that was a good performance -- maybe it was sort of a wake-up call to not get too complacent or something ?

Also kinda surprised Delilah made it again... it seems the judges like to use projection as a means for staying on the show, and IMO each of one their performances has been weaker than the last...


Also thought this was interesting.... Somebody tweeted it to ben:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxrSgxcebA&t=1m37s

Watch the bracelet randomly move up and down on the mic-holding hand.  Very strange ???

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Offline Allison

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2011, 11:38:27 PM »
So, was this the first time that a Sing Off group covered a song that Ben's covered (Video Killed the Radio Star)?
It's the only time remember. Unless someone had Golden Slumbers somewhere? I don't really remember much of season one, except Magical Mystery Tour and Down. Oops.


That bracelet thing is weird. I'll give you that. But tv filimg is a world I know zero about. That being said... Courtney (?) is a great vocalist and I understand that group's appeal. They've got some fantastic singers. I think it's time to break free of a cappella for them. Sad to say. But most members of that group have been on the show before. That doesn't seem fair. Despite the fact I like Kendall a lot.
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2011, 05:45:51 AM »
I totally flipped out when North Shore said they were doing Hanson at first.  Disappointed they didn't.  I was rooting for those grandpaps. 

The group I'm rooting now for is Afro-Blue.  I"m really digging their arrangements and jazziness. 

One group that totally turned me off the first episode but has sense won me over is Urban Method.  I though the whole "oooo, we have a rapper! rapapella!" was gimmicky, but they proved they have some serious chops in the 60s challenge.  And then this week, they blew the roof off the place with that Bel Biv Devoe cover.  (never thought I'd ever say the words "blew the roof off" and "Bel Bic Bevoe" in the same sentence)   

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2011, 07:40:01 AM »
Surprised Afro-Blue was bottom-two'd, I thought that was a good performance -- maybe it was sort of a wake-up call to not get too complacent or something ?

Not necessarily bottom-two'd.  As in most contests like this, the host says things like "the first group that is safe" which isn't the same thing as saying "the group that finished first".  I think the only thing that is certain is that whoever gets eliminated was last.  The ordering of the surviving groups?  Don't think we know.

Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2011, 03:04:21 PM »
Hey do you think Ben has offered to sell "Girl" to Nick Lachey?

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2011, 07:56:42 PM »
Hey do you think Ben has offered to sell "Girl" to Nick Lachey?

Anything is possible
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Offline AliKat4392

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011, 11:08:19 AM »
Ahh! I love that they did an actual sing-off! Incredible idea, I hope they continue to do this. Brings new meaning and excitement to the show!
So glad that they saved the Yellow Jackets! Disappointed in Ben though!
Dartmouth Aires are definitely my favorite now, I absolutely loved their performance tonight and every other one too. I used to be tied with Yellow Jackets but they keep doing songs I hate!!
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2011, 11:25:37 AM »
What do you guys think of the change in the game?

I like that they actually sing off against each other.

I am not sure that the decision should be announced the way it was. It was a bit odd. I, do, however, think the judges in the end made the right call. Sure the collective had maybe some less issues with pitch and the actually SINGING part.... but they had issues with the acappelling part. I think that they were starting to get it.... but not fast enough to keep up with everyone else. Also. I thought the Yellowjackets singoff song was better. They had more dynamics in that then they did in their actual competition song. Therefore I felt the tie should go to them. Good call judges. I loved Ben's picture of The Collective at his house (assuming) last night. Cute. That would be hella awkward, I would think. Sitting in the living room (whoever's it is) with someone who critiqued you on stage a few months back.... ah well, at least they weren't at Sara's house. Haha


Seven groups left. This is getting tough. I do expect the Yellowjackets to go home next. They have heart. Sure. But musically they need to preform on their A+ game from here on out to prove they should stay. And they need other groups to not.
Delilah returned to form last night. And if they continue to do so they could easily return to that threat I thought they were going to be.
Penatnoix and Urban Method- seriously, I don't expect either group to go home early. They're both too original. I just hate that they keep pinning them against each other. I suppose then someone would be up against AfroBlue. Who, so long as they did what they did last night week after week, I expect them to sail right to top 4.
Vocal Point and the Aires are both proving what the Bubs did season one. There IS a place for male college acappella groups in this competition. And I think BOTH do it better than the Bubs did that first season. Aires are a little bit more Bubby in the sense of cheesey choreography... however. Micheal and that other lead guy (shoot, name is forgotten) are better than the Bubs' leads. Vocal Point had their first miss-step last night. And it was hard to notice with Ben (not folds) crying on stage. I would have tuning issues then too.

Anyway. As I see it the top four is really a race for the final spot. I suppose it all matters on who ends up in which brackets, but Afro Blue, Penatonix and Urban Method, I feel are all doing things so original and have such a distinct self sound that they should fly right to the top three. We've got three college groups left. There will only be place for one of them in the finale. And that's if Delilah doesn't use their lady-nads and shove 'em all out the way. WOULDN'T That be something. A Female winner. Not even a group. There just has not been a woman on the winning group yet. Nor in the top two.  Nota vs Bubs and Committed vs Street Corner. The only all male groups left are the ones I expect to have the most risk of going home.
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2011, 11:05:48 AM »
Yeah, I like the new wrinkle too.  The groups are all so talented at this point that they deserve that type of second chance.  Agree that Yellowjackets deserved it based off that.

Also agree with your predicted Top 3, but things have been kinda crazy so far, so an earlier exit by one of those groups wouldn't surprise me too too much (though it would anger me haha).  Pentatonix, they didn't really register for me at first, but they've definitely come along and made themselves a real contender.  When I think about what group I'd be most likely to listen to an album by, it's probably them and Afro-Blue.

Vocal Point to me is a step above the other all male groups too.  The Aries and 'Jackets are good, but nothing either of them has done so far can stand up to Jump Jive and Wail and that Sinatra song VP did

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2011, 11:17:29 AM »
I'm with you on Vocal Point being the top contender. I just love Micheal from the Aire's voice. Probably because it is so Broadway feeling. I seriously want to see the guy as Judas in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He reminds me so much of Carl Anderson (RIP).

And, yes, the two groups I'd buy a record from are the same. I'd be happy with either group winning.
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2011, 07:39:50 PM »
One thing I have noticed about this season as opposed to the last is that it took me longer to pick a favorite. With season 2, I immediately fell in love with Streetcorner Symphony on the premiere and continued to love them. And they were the runner up. I can agree with the fact that The Yellow Jackets will go home next. I like Vocal Point a lot but my love for them has waned a little. I didn't like Pentatonix nor Afro-Blue in the beginning but they are both really growing on me, especially Pentatonix. They are my favorite right now. They had my full attention from the beginning with both "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "Love Lockdown." I didn't like Afro-Blue's first performance on the premiere but they seem to keep getting better with every performance. I like the Aires and Delilah I just don't think they will make it to the finale. Clark from the Aires cracks me up because he's just so fabulous. However, I'm open to the possibility of being wrong. I'm not a fan of hip-hop at all so I do not like Urban Method. I give them props for being original though; however, I feel its a little too gimmicky and I think they will have a hard time breaking out of their rappapella gimmick. But it could be an advantage to them. I agree somewhat but think the top 3 will be Vocal Point, Afro-Blue, and Pentatonix. And I'm assuming the finale will be voted by viewers my guess is close race between Afro-Blue and Pentatonix. It's still too early to predict a winner yet.

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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2011, 08:17:53 PM »
I was really put off by Urban Method's arrogance this past episode. I'm not really under the impression that what they do is so original and revolutionary. They're convinced that they invented "rap apella." Well, I've heard plenty of a capella groups rap before. It's really not that unusual. And they were absolutely convinced that they were going to own this round because no one else could do it better. Well, they were proven wrong!
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Re: General Sing-Off discussion
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2011, 08:02:26 AM »
Ben is really slackin' on his sing-off blog haha