The Sing-Off (season 2)
|Broadcast from||December 6 –|
December 21, 2010
|Genre(s)||Gospel, R&B, Pop|
|Street Corner Symphony|
The second season of The Sing-Off began on December 6, 2010. The number of a cappella groups was increased from eight to ten, with all acts coming from the United States. Nick Lachey remained as host and the three judges, Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Nicole Scherzinger, also returned. Deke Sharon returned as music director and vocal producer. The program was broadcast for five nights in December with the finale on December 20. The season premiere averaged 8.5 million viewers. On the finale, the group Committed became the second champion of the show, beating Street Corner Symphony, The Backbeats and Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town.
This was Scherzinger's last season as a judge.
- 1 Groups
- 2 Elimination table
- 3 Call-out order
- 4 Performances
- 5 Ratings
- 6 Post Sing-Off alumni
- 7 Discography
- 8 References
- 9 External links
|Contestant||School||Finish||Number of |
on December 20, 2010
|Street Corner Symphony
on December 20, 2010
Los Angeles, California
on December 20, 2010
|Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town
on December 20, 2010
|On the Rocks
|University of Oregon||
on December 15, 2010
|Groove for Thought
on December 13, 2010
New Haven, Connecticut
on December 8, 2010
|Fairmont High School||
on December 8, 2010
| Men of Note
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
|Cherry Hill High School West Alumni||
on December 6, 2010
|Berklee College of Music||
on December 6, 2010
|Eliminated||Last safe||Safe||Third place||Second place||Winner|
|1||Committed||1st (B)||1st (B)||3rd||1st||1st||Winner|
|2||Street Corner Symphony||Last safe(B)||2nd (A)||2nd||Last safe||2nd||Second Place|
|3||The Backbeats||2nd (B)||Last safe (B)||4th||2nd||3rd||Third Place|
|4||Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town||1st (A)||1st (A)||1st||3rd||Last safe||Fourth Place|
|5||On the Rocks||3rd (A)||Last safe (A)||Last safe||Eliminated|
|6||Groove for Thought||Last safe (A)||2nd (B)||Eliminated|
|7||The Whiffenpoofs||3rd (B)||Eliminated (B)|
|8||Eleventh Hour||2nd (A)||Eliminated (A)|
|9||Men of Note||Eliminated (B)|
|10||Pitch Slapped||Eliminated (A)|
|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|
- 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.
Episode 1 (December 6, 2010)
|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|
|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|
|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)
- Theme: Songs from the past five years
- Group performance: "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
- Guest performance: "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas, performed by Nota
|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|
|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|
|Eleventh Hour||1||"Leavin'" by Jesse McCartney|
|The Whiffenpoofs||2||"Home Sweet Home" by Mötley Crüe|
Episode 3 (December 13, 2010)
- Theme: Rock songs (first round), guilty pleasure songs (second round)
- Group performance: "21 Guns" by Green Day
|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|
|Groove for Thought||1||"That's Life" by Frank Sinatra|
Episode 4 (December 15, 2010)
- Theme: Medley of an iconic artist (first round), judges' choice (second round)
- Group performance: "With a Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles
|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|
|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|
|On the Rocks||1||"The Final Countdown" by Europe|
Episode 5: Finale (December 20, 2010)
- Group performances: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon and "What Christmas Means to Me" by Stevie Wonder, with Nick Lachey
|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|
Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town
|5||"Long Road Home" with Sheryl Crow|
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|
|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|
|Committed||"We Are the Champions" by Queen|
|1||December 6, 2010||5.1||8||2.8/7||8.57||2||6|
|2||December 8, 2010||4.5||7||2.7/7||7.64||1||6|
|3||December 13, 2010||5.3||8||3.3/9||9.51||2||6|
|4||December 15, 2010||5.0||8||2.9/8||8.45||2||4|
|5||December 20, 2010||TBA||TBA||2.7/7||8.61||1||2|
Post Sing-Off alumni
- The winning group, Committed, released their first album, Committed, which peaked at No. 171 on the US Billboard 200 chart, No. 31 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top Heatseekers chart.
- Joanna Alexis Jones from the group 'The Backbeats' is currently playing Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds and understudying the role of Eliza in Hamilton on Broadway.
The Sing-Off released two recordings of studio performances of participants.
The Sing Off: Harmonies For The Holidays (2010)
- Pitch Slapped: "Joy to the World"
- On the Rocks: "White Christmas"
- The Backbeats: "O Holy Night"
- Eleventh Hour: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"
- Men of Note: "The First Noel"
- The Whiffenpoofs: "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen"
- Committed: "Angels We Have Heard on High"
- Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town: "Silent Night"
- Groove for Thought: "We Three Kings"/"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
- Street Corner Symphony: "Auld Lang Syne"
The Sing-Off Season 2 Finalists: The Studio Sessions EP (2010)
- Committed: "Apologize"
- The Backbeats: "Landslide"
- Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town: "Mercy"
- Street Corner Symphony: "Creep"
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