Spoiler alert ahead: Last night was the season finale of The Sing-Off and we’re about to announce the winner of Season 3. In case you’re not familiar with it, The Sing-Off is NBC’s a cappella competition show hosted by recording artist Nick Lachey and judged by celebrity musicians Ben Folds (of Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (of Boyz II Men) and Sara Bareilles (known for her hits “Love Song” and “King of Anything”). The show starts each season with 16 groups who will perform popular songs in the weekly two-hour competitions. The winner, who was announced in a live finale, won not only America’s vote but a Sony Music recording contract and $200,000.
In last night’s finale, there were three remaining finalists: Pentatonix, Urban Method and Dartmouth Aires. Guest appearances on the show included Smokey Robinson and Flo Rida. Urban Method was the first group sent home last night, and the winner was (drumroll, please)…. Pentatonix, the quintet from Arlington, Texas. The group performed David Guetta’s “Without You” and collaborated with Lachey on 98 Degrees’ “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).”
“From the beginning, you guys blew me away … and you continue to do it. Amazing,” Stockman told the group in last night’s finale. Congrats to Pentatonix!! To catch up on last night’s show if you missed it (sorry we spoiled it) or see when the next season of The Sing-Off begins, download the free TelevisionFanatic toolbar today!
Posted on 29 November '11 by admin, under TV Reality. No Comments.
Readers who are both food fanatics and television fanatics are sure to be excited about the newest season of Top Chef, the well-known cooking show featuring host Padma Lakshmi and head judge Tom Colicchio. This season, the show heads to Texas and its already shaping up to be the biggest (and best) season yet.
This year, Top Chef: Texas invited an unprecedented 29 chefs to the Lone Star State as TV-hopefuls and will require them to compete for one of the 16 official contestant spots in the show’s early episodes. Once the 16 chefs are chosen, they will cook their way through Austin, San Antonio and Dallas while vying for the title of Top Chef.
The show’s judging table features some new faces this season, who will be joined by several celebrity judges as well. Joining the panel will be Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson, a former Top Chef Masters contestant. Celebrity appearances will be made by Charlize Theron and Pee-wee Herman, among others. Most of the celebrity judges are asked to appear on the show because of their foodie reputation.
“I’ve actually cooked with Charlize,” Colicchio said in an interview, “and she’s a serious, serious foodie and loves to cook. I’ve heard that Patti LaBelle can throw down pretty good. They’re not cooking for us so it’s hard to say, but they all talk a really good game.”
As for this season’s contestants, they come from some of the country’s biggest cities, not surprisingly. Six of the hopefuls are from Chicago and there are four each from New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Two of the season’s hopefuls are from Texas: Andrew Curren and Paul Qui, both are from Austin.
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Posted on 8 November '11 by admin, under TV Reality. No Comments.