* * *Last night's episode of The Sing-Off gave us movie themes (I didn't check, but we're assuming all of these songs are Sony songs or NBC Universal movies, right? Because if not, that would be a missed opportunity by the NBC execs.) They announced at the top of the show that all six groups remaining would compete in the Ultimate Sing-Off, which basically just meant "hey let's let these two groups sing together and come up with an excuse." That was okay, though, as it gave us two phenomenal group mashups, and also an additional only ok mashup with VoicePlay and the acoUstiKats.
The show sent home two groups last night: acoUstiKats (finally) and VoicePlay (frustrating to me, but I hear the rest of you when you say you weren't thrilled by them.) I'll have a full recap of Wednesday's show on Friday, and a full recap of Thursday's show over the weekend. In the meantime, please feel free to discuss Wednesday's show here.
And, in the spirit of sharing good a cappella with you all, take a look at the new YouTube video released this week by The Riveters, a new semi-pro a cappella group founded by Lisa Forkish, the teacher at Oakland School of the Arts who directs Vocal Rush. Featuring my favorite, Sarah Vela, as well as Courtney Jensen on VP (you may remember her from BYU Noteworthy or the VoCals on previous Sing-Off seasons), this cover of "Jolene" really hits home what can be wonderful about all-female a cappella.