The Sing-Off (season 1)

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The Sing-Off
Season 1
Broadcast from December 14, 2009 – December 21, 2009
Judges Ben Folds
Shawn Stockman
Nicole Scherzinger
Host(s) Nick Lachey (NBC)
Broadcaster NBC
Winner:
Nota
Origin San Juan, Puerto Rico
Song "Down"
Genre(s) Pop
Runner-up
Beelzebubs
Chronology
  2009

The first season of The Sing-Off premiered on December 14, 2009. The show featured eight a cappella groups performing popular songs live. The winner's prize was $100,000 and a Sony Music recording contract.[1] Nick Lachey hosted, while Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five, Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men and Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls were judges. The show ran for 4 episodes, concluding on December 21, 2009 with a live finale. The group Nota won the title.

Groups[edit]

Contestant School Finish Number
of members
Nota
San Juan, Puerto Rico
NA
Winner
6
The Beelzebubs
Medford, Massachusetts
Tufts University
Second Place
12
Voices of Lee
Cleveland, Tennessee
Lee University
Third Place
10
The SoCals
Los Angeles, California
University of Southern California
Eliminated
Episode 3
8
Maxx Factor
Baltimore, Maryland
NA
Eliminated
Episode 3
4
BYU Noteworthy
Provo, Utah
Brigham Young University
Eliminated
Episode 2
9
Solo
Omaha, Nebraska
NA
Eliminated
Episode 1
7
Face
Boulder, Colorado
NA
Eliminated
Episode 1
6

Elimination table[edit]

Legend
Eliminated Last safe Safe Third Runner-up Winner
Date: 12/14 12/15 12/16 12/21
Place Group Result
1 Nota Winner
2 Beelzebubs Runner-Up
3 Voices of Lee Last safe Last safe Third Place
4 The SoCals Eliminated
5 Maxx Factor Last safe Last safe Eliminated
6 Noteworthy Eliminated
7 Solo Eliminated
8 Face Eliminated

Performances[edit]

Episode 1 (December 14, 2009)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the first live show, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
First Half
Nota 1 "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz Safe
Voices of Lee 2 "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield Last safe
Face 3 "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi Eliminated
Noteworthy 4 "Think" by Aretha Franklin Safe
Second Half
Beelzebubs 5 "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles Safe
Maxx Factor 6 "Dancing Queen" by ABBA Last safe
The SoCals 7 "Somebody To Love" by Queen Safe
Solo 8 "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derülo Eliminated
Swan songs
Face 1 "Home" by Daughtry
Solo 2 "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

Episode 2 (December 15, 2009)[edit]

  • Theme: Big Hits (first song) and Guilty Pleasures (second song)
A summary of the groups' performances on the second live show, along with the results.
Group Order First song Order Second song Result
Beelzebubs 1 "Right Round" by Flo Rida 7 "Come Sail Away" by Styx Safe
Noteworthy 2 "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay 8 "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips Eliminated
Voices of Lee 3 "No One" by Alicia Keys 9 "Freedom! '90" by George Michael Safe
Nota 4 "Down" by Jay Sean 10 "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees Safe
The SoCals 5 "Already Gone" by Kelly Clarkson 11 "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship Safe
Maxx Factor 6 "Love Story" by Taylor Swift 12 "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse Last safe
Swan song
Noteworthy 1 "Happy Ending" by Mika

Episode 3 (December 16, 2009)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the third live show, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
First Half
Nota 1 A medley of The Jackson 5: "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There" & "ABC" Safe
Beelzebubs 2 A medley of The Who: "Behind Blue Eyes", "Who Are You", & "Baba O'Riley" Safe
Maxx Factor 3 A medley of The Beach Boys: "God Only Knows", "Wouldn't It Be Nice" & "Good Vibrations" Eliminated
The SoCals 4 A medley of Journey: "Any Way You Want It", "Open Arms" & "Don't Stop Believin'" Last safe
Voices of Lee 5 A medley of The Beatles: "Paperback Writer", "Oh! Darling" & "All You Need is Love" Safe
Second Half
Nota 6 "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel Safe
Beelzebubs 7 "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond Safe
The SoCals 8 "Hazy Shade of Winter" by Simon & Garfunkel Eliminated
Voices of Lee 9 "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson Last safe
Swan songs
Maxx Factor 1 "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver
The SoCals 2 "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake

Episode 4 (December 21, 2009)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the final live show, along with the results.
Group Order First song Order Second song Result
Voices of Lee 1 "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King 4 "Pocket Full of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield (with Natasha Bedingfield) Third Place
Beelzebubs 2 "Where is the Love?" by The Black Eyed Peas 5 "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore (with Nicole Scherzinger) Second Place
Nota 3 "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers 6 "The Tracks of My Tears" by The Miracles (with Smokey Robinson) Winner
Nota, Beelzebubs, Voices of Lee 7 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Darlene Love (with Nick Lachey)
8 "Drive" by Bobby McFerrin (with Bobby McFerrin)
Nota, Beelzebubs 9 "Why Can't We Be Friends?" by War (with Ben Folds)
Swan songs
Voices of Lee 1 "So Long, Farewell" from The Sound of Music Third Place
Beelzebubs 2 "We Gotta Get out of This Place" by The Animals Second Place
Victory song
Nota "Down" by Jay Sean (with Jay Sean) Winner

Ratings[edit]

Episode Number Airdate Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Night)
1 December 14, 2009 2.3/6 6.9 2[2]
2 December 15, 2009 2.6/7 6.9 2[2]
3 December 16, 2009 2.2/6 6.5 3[2]
4 December 21, 2009 2.3/7 7.2 2[3]

External links[edit]

Official website


References[edit]

  1. ^ Like The Sing Off. "The Sing Off - NBC Site". Nbc.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  2. ^ a b c Gorman, Bill (December 22, 2009). "NBC Ties For #2 In Adults 18-49 For The Week". Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (December 22, 2009). "TV Ratings: Big Bang Theory rerun tops night; Leno still can't beat CSI: Miami reruns". Retrieved March 20, 2013.