The Sing-Off (season 2)

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The Sing-Off
Season 2
Broadcast from December 6, 2010 – December 21, 2010
Judges Ben Folds
Shawn Stockman
Nicole Scherzinger
Host(s) Nick Lachey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner:
Committed
Origin Huntsville, Alabama
Genre(s) Gospel, R&B, Pop
Runner-up
Street Corner Symphony
Chronology
2010

The second season of The Sing-Off premiered on December 6, 2010. The number of a cappella groups was increased from 8 to 10, with all acts coming from the United States. Nick Lachey was kept as host for the new season, and the three judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Nicole Scherzinger also returned. The program aired for 5 nights in December, and its finale was on December 20, 2010. The season premiere averaged 8.5 million viewers. On the finale, the group Committed became the second champion of the show, beating out Street Corner Symphony, The Backbeats, and Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town.

This was Scherzinger's final season as a judge.

Groups[edit]

Contestant School Finish Number of
members
Committed
Huntsville, Alabama
Oakwood University
Winner
on December 20, 2010
6
Street Corner Symphony
Nashville, Tennessee
N/A
Second Place
on December 20, 2010
6
The Backbeats
Los Angeles, California
UCLA/USC/BYU
Third Place
on December 20, 2010
10
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town
Oakland, California
N/A
Eliminated 7th
on December 20, 2010
6
On the Rocks
Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon
Eliminated 6th
on December 15, 2010
15
Groove for Thought
Seattle, Washington
N/A
Eliminated 5th
on December 13, 2010
7
The Whiffenpoofs
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University
Eliminated 4th
on December 8, 2010
12
Eleventh Hour
Kettering, Ohio
Fairmont High School
Eliminated 3rd
on December 8, 2010
7
Men of Note
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cherry Hill High School West Alumni[1]
Eliminated 2nd
on December 6, 2010
8
Pitch Slapped
Boston, Massachusetts
Berklee College of Music
Eliminated 1st
on December 6, 2010
12

Elimination table[edit]

Legend
Eliminated Last safe Safe Third Place Second Place Winner
Date: 12/6 12/8 12/13 12/15 12/20
Place Group Result
1 Committed Winner
2 Street Corner Symphony Last safe Last safe Second Place
3 The Backbeats Last safe Third Place
4 Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town Last safe Fourth Place
5 On the Rocks Last safe Last safe Eliminated
6 Groove for Thought Last safe Eliminated
7 The Whiffenpoofs Eliminated
8 Eleventh Hour Eliminated
9 Men of Note Eliminated
10 Pitch Slapped Eliminated

Call-Out Order[edit]

Nick Lachey's Call-Out Order
Order 1 2 3 4 5
1 Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town Committed Committed Committed
2 Eleventh Hour Street Corner Symphony Street Corner Symphony The Backbeats Street Corner Symphony Street Corner Symphony
3 On the Rocks On the Rocks Committed Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town The Backbeats The Backbeats
4 Groove for Thought Committed The Backbeats Street Corner Symphony Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town
5 Committed Groove for Thought On the Rocks On the Rocks
6 The Backbeats The Backbeats Groove for Thought
7 The Whiffenpoofs The Whiffenpoofs
8 Street Corner Symphony Eleventh Hour
9 Men of Note
10 Pitch Slapped
     This group was eliminated.
  • Unexpectedly, Committed, Street Corner Symphony, The Backbeats, and Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town were all sent to the finale. In fact, this is the first and currently only Sing-Off season to have all four groups make it to the Season finale.

Performances[edit]

Episode 1 (December 6, 2010)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the first live show, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
First Half
Eleventh Hour 1 "Baby" by Justin Bieber Safe
On the Rocks 2 "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga Safe
Groove for Thought 3 "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder Last safe
Pitch Slapped 4 "Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship Eliminated
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 5 "Save the Last Dance for Me" by The Drifters Safe
Second Half
The Whiffenpoofs 6 "Grace Kelly" by Mika Safe
Men of Note 7 "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel Eliminated
Street Corner Symphony 8 "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears Last safe
The Backbeats 9 "If I Were A Boy" by Beyoncé Safe
Committed 10 "This Love" by Maroon 5 Safe
Swan songs
Pitch Slapped 1 "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam
Men of Note 2 "Take a Bow" by Rihanna

Episode 2 (December 8, 2010)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the second live show, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
First Half
On the Rocks 1 "Live Your Life" by T.I. and Rihanna Last safe
Street Corner Symphony 2 "Hey Soul Sister" by Train Safe
Eleventh Hour 3 "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars Eliminated
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 4 "Mercy" by Duffy Safe
Second Half
The Backbeats 5 "Breakeven" by The Script Last safe
Committed 6 "Apologize" by OneRepublic Safe
Groove for Thought 7 "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner Safe
The Whiffenpoofs 8 "Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Bublé Eliminated
Swan songs
Eleventh Hour 1 "Leavin'" by Jesse McCartney
The Whiffenpoofs 2 "Home Sweet Home" by Mötley Crüe

Episode 3 (December 13, 2010)[edit]

  • Theme: Rock songs (first round), Guilty Pleasure songs (second round)
  • Group performance: "21 Guns" by Green Day
A summary of the groups' performances on the third live show, along with the results.
Group Order First song Order Second song Result
The Backbeats 1 "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi 7 "Love Shack" by B52s Safe
Street Corner Symphony 2 "Creep" by Radiohead 8 "Come On Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners Safe
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 3 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones 9 "Easy" by The Commodores Safe
On the Rocks 4 "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard 10 "Kyrie" by Mr. Mister Last Safe
Groove for Thought 5 "Changes" by David Bowie 11 "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates Eliminated
Committed 6 "Every Breath You Take" by The Police 12 "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys Safe
Swan song
Groove for Thought 1 "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra

Episode 4 (December 15, 2010)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the fourth live show, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
First Half
On the Rocks 1 A medley of Elton John songs (The Bitch Is Back/Bennie and the Jets/Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me) Eliminated
Committed 2 A medley of Usher songs (DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love/U Got It Bad/Love in This Club) Safe
Street Corner Symphony 3 A medley of The Beatles songs (Eleanor Rigby/Help!/Hey Jude) Last Safe
The Backbeats 4 A medley of Lady Gaga songs (Poker Face/Paparazzi/Just Dance) Safe
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 5 A medley Otis Redding songs ((Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay/Try a Little Tenderness/Respect) Safe
Second Half
Committed 6 "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green Advanced
to the Finale
Street Corner Symphony 7 "Down on the Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Backbeats 8 "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 9 "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals
Swan song
On the Rocks 1 "The Final Countdown" by Europe

Episode 5: Finale (December 20, 2010)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the fifth live show, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
Committed 1 "Motownphilly" with Boyz II Men Winner
The Backbeats 2 "King of Anything" with Sara Bareilles Third Place
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 3 "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" with Nicole Scherzinger Fourth Place
Street Corner Symphony 4 "Gone" with Ben Folds Second Place
The Backbeats
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town
5 "Long Road Home" with Sheryl Crow
Committed
Street Corner Symphony
6 "Ain't No Sunshine" with Neil Diamond
The Backbeats 7 "Firework" by Katy Perry
Committed 8 "Hold My Hand" by Michael Jackson & Akon
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 9 "Love Train" by The O'Jays
Street Corner Symphony 10 "Fix You" by Coldplay
Swan songs
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town 1 "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles
The Backbeats 2 "Goodbye to You" by Scandal
Street Corner Symphony 3 "Drift Away" by Dobie Gray
Victory song
Committed "We Are the Champions" by Queen

Ratings[edit]

Episode Number Airdate Rating Share Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Timeslot)
Rank
(Night)
1 December 6, 2010 5.1 8 2.8/7 8.57[2] 2[3] 6
2 December 8, 2010 4.5 7 2.7/7 7.64[4] 1 6
3 December 13, 2010 5.3 8 3.3/9 9.51[5] 2[6] 6
4 December 15, 2010 5.0 8 2.9/8 8.45[7] 2[8] 4
5 December 20, 2010 TBA TBA 2.7/7 8.61[9] 1[10] 2

Post Sing-Off alumni[edit]

Discography[edit]

The Sing-Off released two recordings of studio performances of participants

The Sing Off: Harmonies For The Holidays (2010)[edit]

Release date: November 30, 2010.
Features The Sing-off: Season 2 contestants
  1. Pitch Slapped: "Joy to the World"
  2. On the Rocks: "White Christmas"
  3. The Backbeats: "O Holy Night"
  4. Eleventh Hour: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
  5. Men of Note: "The First Noel"
  6. The Whiffenpoofs: "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen"
  7. Committed: "Angels We Have Heard on High"
  8. Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town: "Silent Night"
  9. Groove for Thought: "We Three Kings"/"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
  10. Street Corner Symphony: "Auld Lang Syne"


The Sing-Off Season 2 Finalists: The Studio Sessions EP (2010)[edit]

Release date: December 20, 2010.
Features The Sing-off: Season 2 Finalists
  1. Committed: "Apologize"
  2. The Backbeats: "Landslide"
  3. Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town: "Mercy"
  4. Street Corner Symphony: "Creep"


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