Also, can we discuss Nick Lachay's annoying sideways head tilts?
Yes. So long as we can discuss his AWFUL puns.
Speaking of all male groups I do really like Vocal Point and the Aires.
I was so thrilled to hear Ben mention Jesus Christ Superstar during the Aires' Pinball review. Because I was just waiting for the lead (Micheal?) to go; "listen jesus, do you care for your race? don't you see we must keep in our place. we are occupied. have you forgotten how put down we arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRreeeeeeEEEEeeeee " etc... etc.. etc... Believe me, I can keep going. ugh. I freaking love that damn show. (Superstar here)
On a random sidenote. I feel like The Sing Off should have some rules. It just weirds me out that, REALLY, people make it on the next year too? I like Delilah, don't get me wrong. But... doesn't seem fair. ALSO. What was with sonos singing a Boys II Men song as their swan song? It makes me want to hear Don't Change Your Plans or Gone, or some Ben song as a Swan Song. Just saying.....
I am also very impressed with North Shore this year. First time I think an "older" group has a fighting chance. Last year was just carried by Nichole, I felt like.
Speaking of, Nichole who? Sure Sara's still finding her voice as a judge.... but she's not just talking about how cute the boys are on stage.
And yes. I agree, Ben's really coming as a judge. I love that no one is mean on the show, but they ALL finish with "great job," "still solid" etc...
Also. I know the judges are fans of Ruby from The Collective. Meh. I like Rachel's voice better. I can't imagine listening to a whole 45 minute cd of Ruby. She does sing well, don't get me wrong... but that voice is just so distinct and a little too gravely? harsh? whatever that is, for me to want a whole cd.
Also. Bubs just released a CD: http://blog.acappellarecords.com/2011/10/beelzebubs/
SAME DAY AS BEN. How thrilling. So did Ben Lee. (Which reminds me. I NEED TO GO TO A RECORD STORE ON MY DAY OFF)
AND if you haven't gotten Street Corner Symphony's cd (came out two weeks ago) GET IT TODAY. It's great. It's got Soul Sister and Down on the Corner from the show... but there's a good amount of originals! And Jeremy, surprisingly, does not sing lead on even 50% of them. It's great to hear everyone..... but I might need to find me a Jeremy Lister cd. fangirl alert! But it's one of those weird good problems. It's like Scott vs Seth Avett. You can't go wrong. And you're not unhappy about whichever one is singing lead.... even if you have a favorite. (PS. It's totally Seth, but I love Scott too)