The Sing-Off (season 4)

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The Sing-Off
Season 4
Broadcast from December 9, 2013 – December 23, 2013
Judges Ben Folds
Shawn Stockman
Jewel
Host(s) Nick Lachey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner:
Home Free
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Song "I Want Crazy"
Genre(s) Country
Runner-up
Ten
Chronology
2013  

The fourth season of The Sing-Off premiered on December 9, 2013. The number of a cappella groups was decreased from sixteen back to ten, resulting in a new format. Nick Lachey stayed as host for the new season, with Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman returning as judges. New to the judges' table was Jewel, who replaces Sara Bareilles, who left after one season. The program ran for seven episodes over the course of two weeks and concluded on December 23, 2013.[1]

Though the show's status was unclear after the third season concluded in 2012, NBC announced in March 2013 that it would bring back the program as a special like the first two seasons.[2][3]

A group was eliminated from the show each week in a new feature called the "Ultimate Sing-Off", where the two groups ranked lowest at the end of each show would compete by singing the same song.[4] The groups took turns alternating verses, before ending the song singing together.[5] Also unlike previous seasons, the winner was chosen by the judges instead of by the general public.

Groups[edit]

Contestant Finish Number
of members
Website
Home Free
Minneapolis, MN
Winner
on December 23, 2013
5
[1]
Ten
Dallas, TX
Second Place
on December 23, 2013
10
[2]
Vocal Rush
Oakland, CA
Third Place
on December 23, 2013
12
The Filharmonic
Los Angeles, CA
Eliminated 7th
on December 19, 2013
6
[3]
AcoUstiKats
Lexington, KY
Eliminated 5 & 6th
on December 18, 2013
12
[4]
VoicePlay
Orlando, FL
Eliminated 5 & 6th
on December 18, 2013
6
[5]
Element
New York, NY
Eliminated 4th
on December 16, 2013
10
Street Corner Renaissance
Los Angeles, CA
Eliminated 3rd
on December 12, 2013
5
[6]
Calle Sol
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Eliminated 2nd
on December 11, 2013
6
Princeton Footnotes
Princeton, NJ
Eliminated 1st
on December 9, 2013
13
[7]

Elimination table[edit]

Legend
Eliminated Bottom Two Last safe Safe Third Place Second Place Winner
Date: 12/9 12/11 12/12 12/16 12/18 12/19 12/23
Place Group Result
1 Home Free Safe Safe N/A Safe Safe Safe Winner
2 Ten Safe Safe Safe N/A Safe Bottom Two Second Place
3 Vocal Rush Safe Last safe (A) N/A Bottom Two Safe Safe Third Place
4 The Filharmonic Safe Safe Bottom Two N/A Last safe Eliminated
5 AcoUstiKats Safe Bottom Two (B) Safe N/A Eliminated
6 VoicePlay Bottom Two (B) Safe N/A Safe Eliminated
7 Element Last safe (B) Last safe (B) N/A Eliminated
8 Street Corner Renaissance Safe Safe Eliminated
9 Calle Sol Last safe (A) Eliminated (A)
10 Princeton Footnotes Eliminated (A)

Performances[edit]

Episode 1 (December 9, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the first episode, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
First Half
Vocal Rush 1 "Bottom of the River" by Delta Rae Safe
Home Free 2 "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line Safe
Princeton Footnotes 3 "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift Bottom Two
Calle Sol 4 "Pon de Replay" by Rihanna Last Safe
Street Corner Renaissance 5 "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction Safe
Second Half
Ten 6 "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus and Chaka Khan Safe
Element 7 "Burn" by Ellie Goulding Last safe
VoicePlay 8 "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera Bottom Two
The Filharmonic 9 "Treasure" by Bruno Mars Safe
AcoUstiKats 10 "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell Williams Safe
Ultimate Sing-Off Challenge
Princeton Footnotes 1 "Bye Bye Bye" by 'N Sync Eliminated
VoicePlay 2 Safe

Episode 2 (December 11, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the second episode, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
Vocal Rush 1 "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory Last Safe
Home Free 2 "Life Is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane Safe
VoicePlay 3 "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry Safe
Street Corner Renaissance 4 "Do You Love Me" by The Contours Safe
Element 5 "Raise Your Glass" by P!nk Last Safe
AcoUstiKats 6 "Hey Ya!" by OutKast Bottom Two
Calle Sol 7 "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin Bottom Two
Ten 8 "Hot in Herre" by Nelly Safe
The Filharmonic 9 "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan Safe
Ultimate Sing-Off Challenge
Calle Sol 1 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson Eliminated
AcoUstiKats 2 Safe

Episode 3 (December 12, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the third episode, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
Ten 1 "Chain of Fools" by Aretha Franklin Safe
AcoUstiKats 2 "Amazed" by Lonestar Safe
Street Corner Renaissance 3 "Forget You" by CeeLo Green Bottom Two
The Filharmonic 4 "One More Night" by Maroon 5 Bottom Two
Ultimate Sing-Off Challenge
Street Corner Renaissance 1 "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam Eliminated
The Filharmonic 2 Safe

Episode 4 (December 16, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the fourth episode, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
Home Free 1 "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash Safe
VoicePlay 2 "Don't Speak" by No Doubt Safe
Element 3 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes Bottom Two
Vocal Rush 4 "Holding Out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler Bottom Two
Ultimate Sing-Off Challenge
Element 1 "Survivor" by Destiny's Child Eliminated
Vocal Rush 2 Safe

Episode 5 (December 18, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the fifth episode, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
Home Free 1 "Oh, Pretty Woman" from the film Pretty Woman (originally by Roy Orbison) N/A
Vocal Rush 2 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" from the film Against All Odds (originally by Phil Collins) N/A
AcoUstiKats 3 "Old Time Rock and Roll" from the film Risky Business (originally by Bob Seger) N/A
The Filharmonic 4 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from the film Armageddon (originally by Aerosmith) N/A
VoicePlay 5 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from the film The Breakfast Club (originally by Simple Minds) N/A
Ten 6 "Skyfall" from the film Skyfall (originally by Adele) N/A
Ultimate Sing-Off Challenge
AcoUstiKats 1 "Eye of the Tiger" from the film Rocky III (originally by Survivor) Eliminated
VoicePlay 2 Eliminated
Vocal Rush 1 "Fame" from the film Fame (originally by Irene Cara) Safe
Ten 2 Safe
Home Free 1 "I'm Alright" from the film Caddyshack (originally by Kenny Loggins) Safe
The Filharmonic 2 Last Safe

Episode 6 (December 19, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the sixth episode, along with the results.
Group Order Song Result
The Filharmonic 1 "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops Bottom Two
Ten 2 "Proud Mary" by Ike & Tina Turner (originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival) Bottom Two
Home Free 3 "Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band Safe
Vocal Rush 4 "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" by Fall Out Boy Safe
Ultimate Sing-Off Challenge
Ten 1 "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash Safe
The Filharmonic 2 Eliminated

Episode 7 (December 23, 2013)[edit]

A summary of the groups' performances on the seventh episode, along with the results.
Group Order Collaboration Song Order Individual Song Result
Ten 1 "Joyful, Joyful" from Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (with Shawn Stockman) 4 "Love on Top" by Beyoncé
Second Place
Home Free 5 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (with Jewel) 2 "I Want Crazy" by Hunter Hayes
Winner
Vocal Rush 3 "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" by David Bowie and Bing Crosby (with Ben Folds) 6 "Roar" by Katy Perry
Third Place

Ratings[edit]

Order Airdate Rating/Share
(18-49)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(Timeslot)
Rank
(Night)
1 December 9, 2013 2.4/6 8.39 #1 #2[6]
2 December 11, 2013 1.8/5 6.03 #1 #7[7]
3 December 12, 2013 1.3/4 4.58 #3 #8[8]
4 December 16, 2013 2.0/6 7.28 #1 #6[9]
5 December 18, 2013 1.6/5 5.49 #2 #6[10]
6 December 19, 2013 1.2/4 4.48 #4 #8[11]
7 December 23, 2013 1.4/4 5.32 #1 #1[12]

Contestants' appearances on other talent shows[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 14, 2013). "'The Sing-Off' Renewed by NBC for Season 4". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ The Sing Off (October 9, 2013). "Break out those pitch pipes and start warming up. #TheSingoff returns Monday, December 9". Facebook. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "TEN GROUPS COMPETE FOR THE A CAPPELLA CROWN ON FOURTH SEASON OF ‘THE SING-OFF’". NBC Entertainment. November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Sharon, Deke (December 9, 2013). "Building Battles: Behind The Ultimate Sing Off". CASA. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 10, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Sleepy Hollow' Adjusted Up; 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 12, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: 'The Middle' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (December 13, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: 'The Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Sing-Off', 'Once Upon a Time in Wonderland', 'The Millers', 'The Crazy Ones', 'Two and a Half Men' & 'Elementary' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 17, 2013). "Monday Final TV Ratings: 'The Sing-Off' & 'The Great Christmas Light Fight' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 19, 2013). "Wednesday Final Ratings: '10 Most Fascinating People' & 'Home for the Holidays' Adjusted Up, 'iHeartRadio Jingle Ball' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 20, 2013). "Thursday Final Ratings: No Adjustments for 'The X Factor', 'The Sing Off' or 'The Year'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
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  13. ^ "VJ Rosales and The Voice.". NSLR Productions. September 24, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 

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