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The Sing-Off

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DreadPirateRob, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Agreed. I'll bet they planned to air it all in December before they even booked the acts for the show.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Agreed. I don't watch many of the singing shows anymore, but even when I did, I would typically fast forward through the judges. Not here.
     
  3. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I can only imagine the judges have been told not to say anything bad about Voice Play. That's the only explanation I can come up with, because they're just not good, yet they've been getting bathed in praises.
     
  4. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I think they've gotten better each week, but they're still not great. I do think they were much better than Element last night, and were better than Vocal Rush as well.
     
  5. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I think they're doing it all at once because the ratings for the last go-round (when Pentatonix) were absolutely abysmal, even though the talent was better. It's up against far less competition for new programming right now.
     
  6. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Now we're down to the final four teams, and the judges got it completely right. Ten, Home Free, The Filharmonic, and Vocal Rush were clearly better than the other groups from the start, I thought, and that's who's left. Of the remaining 4, I think Ten and Home Free have to be the favorites, with the other two being spectacular sometimes, but then falling apart during the middle of the songs on others.

    I did think there were some amazing moments in last night's show, though. The opening soloist on the Vocal Rush leads off with a very soulful, plaintive edition of "Against All Odds", and then drops back into vocal percussion as the rest of the group chimed in? Astounding. As Shawn Stockman said, I don't think I've ever seen that before.

    And the three ultimate sing-off/battle/challenges/whatever were all great. In fact, the best one was probably between the AcoUstiKats and VoicePlay, and they were the groups who were sent home. And the battle of the beat boxers between Home Free and Filharmonic was pretty awesome as well.

    EW's great recap: http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/12/19/the-sing-off-recap-season-four-episode-five/
     
  7. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Oh, and Jewel's boobs are becoming a real star of the show as well. ;)
     
  8. Einselen

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    I had to rewind many times as I often became distracted and didn't listen to what she said. :D
     
  9. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I wonder if she got them fixed at the same time she got her teeth fixed? I don't remember like that before. Of course, it could just be architecture as well.
     
  10. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Does the public get to vote at some point?
     
  11. LoadStar

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    It doesn't appear that way.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    On Jewel's boobs? I vote yes!

    ;)
     
  13. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I don't think so. I don't think they've had a fan vote decide anything since the first season.
     
  14. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I guess the entire show is in the can already.
     
  15. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    They had fan voting last season as well, I'm pretty sure.
     
  16. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Ok, the talent may not be up to the par set by last season, but this show is still definitely very enjoyable. Two great moments happened this week:
    1) the Home Free/Filharmonic face off performing "I'm All Right"
    2) Jewel's review of the Filharmonic performance from tonight.

    That last one was hilarious, not only watching her brain catch up with her mouth, but then watching Ben looking over at her with the look like "Do you really hear what you are saying? Ok, then..."
     
  17. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Yeah, Jewel was hilarious. "I really missed a climax. Which gets a little frustrating when you’re not able to reach that.” She walked right into that, and didn't realize what she was saying until well after the guys did, and she was absolutely mortified. And then, of course, Nick Lachey hit the rimshot with “How dare you guys not allow Jewel to reach her climax!”

    Loved the opening number last night, and then I thought that Home Free and Vocal Rush were excellent, whereas Ten and Filharmonic were fairly weak. Ten had been improving with each week, so this was kind of a surprise, but Filharmonic - as much as I liked them - have been trending downward (except for the Ultimate Sing-Off performances, which have been awesome).

    Right now, I'd rank them 1) Home Free, 2) Vocal Rush, and 3) Ten
     
  18. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Do they rehearse every permutation of the ultimate sing off?
     
  19. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I'm not sure. All I know is what we're told, that each week they prepare for the "Ultimate Sing-Off" in case they are in it. But I don't know how that works, or how much time passes between when the judges tell them versus when they actually perform.
     
  20. pkscout

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    I've been wondering this too. I suspect that, except for the three pairings on Movie Night, they just rehearse the song by themselves and then somehow figure out who's going to start. All the others before Movie Night the two groups really just stood next to each other.

    I actually liked the pairings they did for Movie night. The songs weren't on the iTunes album, so I scrapped the audio off my recording and added them.
     

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