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'The Sing-Off': An Amazing Group Peformance of Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 9th 2010 4:18AM
'The Sing-Off':  An Amazing Group Peformance of Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody'The fog machine! The slow fist-pumps in the air! The singers awkwardly resting their hands on each others' shoulders! All this could only mean one thing ... 'The Sing-Off' (Wed., 8PM ET on NBC) kicked off with a group performance tonight. All 71 singers took part in a choral rendition of 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon, singing these words: "You know that I could use somebody/ Someone like you."

It was an amazing opening performance. But despite the teamwork and camaraderie, it's still a contest. The stakes are high -- the groups are competing for $100,000 and a recording contract. By the end of the night, only 50 singers would be left, as two groups were sent home. Who would be cut?

First episode standouts
'On the Rocks' continued their strong showing, doing an energetic version of 'Live Your Life' by Rhianna and T.I.. The judges liked it, though Ben Folds was concerned that the boys were focusing too much on being entertainers, and not enough on being actual artists.

But then, high school group 'Eleventh Hour' was eliminated, as was the most famous a cappella group in the country, the Yale University 'Whiffenpoofs.' Oh well. Back to school for both these groups. ... For the moment, only the judges control the singers' fates, but that will change as we head toward the finals. Soon enough, viewers will be able to choose their favorites -- which means the singers really will need help from somebody ... someone like you.

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dee

Most of the talent is in the second half of the show.
They should wait to the end and eliminate 2 groups. The Wiffenpooofs were cheated by this...they deserved to stay.

December 09 2010 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Len

Saw the first two shows. Sorry, but the judges aren't qualified to judge. Won't watch anymore.

December 09 2010 at 12:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Roni

And how do you think they are not qualified to judge? Please explain.

December 09 2010 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa

Could this recap have been any more 'phoned in'? Wrong station, 5 words or less, do you realize this show kicked ass in ratings Monday night?

December 09 2010 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jan

Ashow worth watching. the talent is real. No phoney articifical sounds. Just pure unadulturated talent.
Personally I thought the Yale group should have not been sent home. Still they wil all go on to illustrious careers anyway and will continue to sing for pleasure.

December 09 2010 at 10:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ArleenMarie

For a change to the positive side, "SING OFF" is on NBC N-O-T FOX, thank you very much!!!!!

December 09 2010 at 10:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
smallvillefan81

this show is not on fox its on nbc

December 09 2010 at 7:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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