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'The Sing-Off': Heading Into the Finals, The Backbeats Win in a 'Landslide' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 16th 2010 6:05AM
'The Sing-Off': Heading Into the Finals, The Backbeats Win in a 'Landslide'Well, that was quick. Unlike so many other reality shows, 'The Sing-Off' (Wed., 8PM ET on NBC) doesn't drag things out. The series does its entire run -- from the premiere to the finale -- in a mere two weeks. But don't fret, it should be back next season; it's one of NBC's most popular shows in years.

Before we see if 'The Sing-Off' will return, we'll have to learn who the current finalists will be. Ten groups started the show; after tonight, three would be left. It's been an intense process ... but as they say, "Time makes you bolder" -- even a very short amount of time. And tonight, The Backbeats won in a 'Landslide,' while a fan favorite went home.

The Backbeats have the only female singers left in the contest, and vocalist Joanna Jones led them in an incredible version of Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide.' The song won over the judges and the group finished at the top of the pack.

In their other performance of the night, The Backbeats did a Lady Gaga medley. Taking advantage of all their ladies' voices, they used three different female soloists. But all-male singing group 'On the Rocks' didn't fare so well. Though they rose to fame for their interpretation of Lady Gaga, 'OTR' went with an Elton John medley instead and were kicked off the show.

Now, only three groups remain: The Backbeats, Committed, and Street Corner Symphony. Oh, whoops! In a classic reality show twist, the judges suddenly revealed that another group would make the final cut: Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town. So who are you rooting for, heading into the finals?

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The Backbeats won the night? Are you kidding? They should have been eliminated after the Lady Gaga garbage. That was the only time this year were I wanted a group to finish because it was so bad. I still have no idea why they are even in the conversation. I hope for musics sake Committed or Street Corner Symphony wins this contract.

December 16 2010 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wouldn't characterize the Backbeats as having won as the recap implies. Their Gaga medley fell flat in the first round and they were likely saved over On the Rocks so as to have some gender diversity in the finale. I am biased in opposition to the Backbeats given they are a group manufactured to go on the show and a few of them were already on last season. I don't think their lead Joanna has range - she has to start too low for her voice in order to reach the higher noes later into the song.

I'm calling either Committed or Street Corner Symphony for the win.

December 16 2010 at 9:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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