The Sing-Off RECAP 12/18/13: Season 4 Episode 5 “Movie Night”

The Sing-Off RECAP 12/18/13: Season 4 Episode 5 “Movie Night”

THE SING-OFF premiered on NBC with its 4th season this week and it showcased the country’s top cappella groups performing popular songs in ways that viewers have never heard them before.  This season Jewel will joined the judges table alongside Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), who both returned. If you missed episode 4, we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you.

On last week’s show the seven groups took us back in time and relive the hits of the past by singing songs of yesterday and today.  At the end of the show Element and Vocal Rush were the bottom two teams competing.  The two youthful groups sing off to the smash hit “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child..  Vocal Rush killed the song and Element was sent home.

On tonight’s show the six remaining groups bring out the popcorn for big screen hits.  They hope to capture the judges attention with songs that can please all generations.Starring: Nick Lachey, Jewel, Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds.

Tonight’s “The Sing-Off” is back and it is going to be an exciting one, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of NBC’s The Sing-Off – tonight at 8 PM EST!   While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new season of The Sing-Off.

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Tonight’s episode of NBC’s The Sing-Off starts off with a group performance of “Time Of My Life,” by the remaining six cappella groups. It is “Movie Night” on the Sing-Off tonight, and for the first time ever all six cappella groups will be battling in three ultimate sing offs, and TWO groups will be going home tonight.

Home Free is up first tonight. They will be performing the song “Pretty Woman.” Ben thinks their performance was “tight” and “really great.” Shawn says it was “a very smart arrangement” and he thinks they “sound so clean.” Jewel is happy because they took her advice, and she thinks they “did a great job.”

Up next is the young  cappella group from California, Vocal Rush. Tonight they will be singing “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins. Shawn was impressed by Vocal Rush’s performance, and loves Jordan’s “rich voice.” He believes that Vocal Rush has the ability to do whatever they want because they really understand each other as a group. Ben says he “loved the arrangement” but they do have a few technical problems. Jewel thinks that they are “really honest,” and she liked how vulnerable the lead singer was.

The Acoustikats will be performing next. They will be singing “Old Time Rock ‘N’ Roll” from the Tom Cruise film “Risky Business.” Jewel thinks “their mothers are proud” since they wore their boxers like Tom Cruise did in “Risky Business.” Shawn did hear their “harmonies waver a little bit” but overall he thinks they did a great job. Ben thinks their performance was “entertaining,” but he wasn’t really sold on the idea that they mixed so many genres of music in one song.

Filharmonics are up next, they will be singing Aerosmith’s hit song “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” from the popular movie Armageddon. Jewel thinks they made a bold choice by choosing this song, and it paid off for them. Ben thinks the leading singing was really fantastic, and they have a “rockstar aura.”

Voice Play is singing “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds tonight. Shawn “loved their arrangement” and thinks Honey has a really unique voice. Ben was impressed the groups “symbolism in their choreography.” He does think it “lost a little bit of energy though.” Jewel likes how they “deconstructed the song” instead of singing a harmony. She does think that the “rhythm was lost at the end.”

Ten is up next, and they will be performing Adele’s song “Sky Fall.” Ben says their song was “really good” and “really powerful,” he though their performance was “fasntastic.” Jewel also loved it and she thinks they were very “impressive and sophisticated.” Shawn also enjoyed Ten’s performance, he thinks that they are improving every show, and now they are “finding their voice.”

Voice Play and Acoustikats will now be performing a mash-up version of “Eye Of The Tiger” together in an Ultimate Sing-Off. Ben really thought their performance was fun. Shawn thinks it was a mixture of “Monty Python” and “Looney Tunes.” Jewel also thought it was “really silly” and wonderful.

Vocal Rush and Ten will be competing against each other next, singing “Remember My Name” from the movie “Fame.” Jewel thinks they “did not disappoint,” and their performance was “powerful.” Ben enjoyed their mash-up, and is proud that Vocal Rush “held their own” against Ten. Shawn says their performance “reminded him of his high-school days.”

Home Free and the Filharmonics will be in the next Ultimate Sing-Off singing “I’m All Right” from the movie “Caddyshack.” Jewel, Shawn, and Ben give them a standing ovation. Shawn loved Home Free and Filharmonics mash-up. Jewel says their performance “made her giggle like a school-girl” and the groups “brought out the best in each other.” Ben enjoyed the “beat box-off” and he thinks their performance was “really wonderful.”

It’s time for the judges to decide which two groups will be eliminated tonight. Home Free, Vocal Rush, Ten, and Filharmonics are safe.

Acoustikats and Voice Play have been eliminated from The Sing-Off.