The Sing-Off

America's favorite a capella show returned this year just in time for the holidays. "The Sing-Off" is the country's top a capella groups head to Hollywood for the singing competition with a soul all its own. This season Fall Out Boy front man Patrick Stump joins returning judges Jewel and Shawn Stockman, with Nick Lachey as host.

 

Last year's "Sing-Off" champions Home Free saw their recent album release "Crazy Life" go to #1 on the country iTunes chart and #4 on the overall iTunes chart. They embarked on a 36-show tour in support of the album and have appeared on shows such as "Today" and "Fox & Friends."

 

As another sign of the influence of "The Sing-Off," Pentatonix has become a musical force since winning the third season. Since debuting in 2011, the quintet has released four EPs and a full-length holiday CD, "That's Christmas to Me," selling more than 600,000 copies, with three of the releases debuting in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Having recently eclipsed 6.6 million subscribers and over 625 million cumulative views, the Pentatonix official YouTube page is currently the 13th most subscribed-to music channel, having surpassed the subscriber totals of both Avicii and Beyoncé.

 

show highlights

pentatonix

holiday medley

home free & the judges

stand by me

the melodores

take me to church

Love For Sail

In each episode, mate-seeking men and women board Norwegian Cruise Line ship to embark on what they hope will be a voyage of love. While there's no Julie McCoy, there are cruise directors Bucko and Carmen who help match make for the women at open mixers.  The passengers go on dates, parties and shore excursions, stopping in ports of call that include Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas. 

 

The series was shot on the Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Star with scenes filmed in the Mandara Spa, the Bliss Ultra Lounge and La Cucina Italian restaurant --giving views into some areas of the ships not open to the general public.