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Judges’ Choice

The final four groups deliver a stellar performance of Florence and The Machine's "Shake It Out." Tonight's theme for The Sing-Off's Season 4 semifinals is Judges' Choice. The judges collectively decided on a song to showcase each group's particular talents. All the Sing-Off females are more than a little excited that Nick Lachey personally gave them their assignments and offered show biz advice to individual groups.

Filipino boy band The Filharmonic is given "Baby I Need Your Loving" by The Four Tops, music's original boy band. Incorporating the judges' advice from their last performance, Joe works relentlessly with the singers to tighten up their harmonies. As always, their performance draws screams from the ladies and features slick dance moves, but all three judges feel their arrangement lacked a climax. Ben is torn by the progress they still need to make and their likeability as artists...

The Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Proud Mary" is the judge's choice for Ten, and the singers are ecstatic. Ben hopes Ten can make the record their own, so Ten works on their cohesion and teamwork. Deedee's vocals are spot on for the judges, but Shawn critiques that they're holding back. Jewel feels the group's identity is still muddy apart from gospel tracks. If they were chosen as The Sing-Off winners, what kind of records would they sell?

Home Free gets to show America what they do best: soulful country ballads. The judges' choice for the country group is "Colder Weather" by the Zac Brown Band with Rob emerging as the lead soloist. It's only rave reviews from the judges, but Ben recommends they always continue pushing themselves as artists.

The judges decide to hand Vocal Rush a song from their generation - Fall Out Boy's "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark." Jewel applauds their ability to put their signature stamp on every song, a talent that's impossible to teach. Their reckless abandon impresses Shawn and just might be enough to move the high school group on to the finale...

Elimination time proves Home Free and Vocal Rush are victorious and will definitely be moving on to the finale. Ten and The Filharmonic compete in the ultimate sing-off with The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go," but the judges save Ten. The popular Filipino boy band's time is up.

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The Sing-Off - Ben Folds, Jewel, Shawn Stockman

The Sing-Off - Ben Folds, Jewel, Shawn Stockman
The Sing-Off, Ben Folds, Jewel, Shawn Stockman, judges panel, NUP_157115_0469.JPG
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The Sing-Off
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 20:00
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The Sing-Off



Short Synopsis

The judges take control of the competition and select the songs for the four remaining groups.