It’s been two years since the last season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” aired, but since then — thanks to the success of the movie “Pitch Perfect” and to Internet phenomenon Pentatonix, who won Season 3 — a cappella singing is en vogue again. Zap2it spoke with each of the groups competing in Season 4 to get an idea of what the competition will hold.
Up next: The Princeton Footnotes, who were the first group eliminated from the competition.
The Princeton Footnotes are the latest all-malle collegiate a cappella group to compete on NBC’s wintertime singing competition. Although they were the first group eliminated from Season 4, they got to experience some very cool things during their short tenure.
“Aside from meeting Nick Lachey, [our favorite part was] meeting all the other groups and seeing the different styles that are brought to the show and seeing the caliber of musicianship that’s on the show. We just feel grateful to be a part of it,” says Jonathan Schwartz.
Although they didn’t make it past the first round, Schwartz and his groupmates were really excited about competing on the show. “‘The Sing-Off’ has a reputation for being the largest stage in a cappella,” he tells Zap2it. “We’re normally used to sharing our music on smaller stages in schools or community enters, and the opportunity to share our music with America was just something we couldn’t pass up and something we always wanted to do. We’re grateful for the opportunity to be here.”
If they had stayed, though, you would’ve heard more of their eclectic musical taste in action (they performed Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” before their elimination).
Says group member Casey Kolb, “We are a very versatile group. We like to sing lots of different genres, everything from old Cole Porter tunes to Taylor Swift. We like to keep it very diverse.”