With only six groups left, The Sing-Off competition is getting fierce. No one is safe tonight because all the groups must participate in an Ultimate Sing-Off! Two teams' time will end tonight with the final four heading to next episode's quarterfinals.
Using Movie Night as its theme, the night opens with a rousing all-group performance of "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing. Jewel, this week's mentor, shares her personal background with the singers from her homeless and shoplifting days. Her heartfelt words resonate with the contestants and inspire them to work harder towards their goals.
Instead of choosing the expected Western-themed song, Home Free expands its range with Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" from Pretty Woman. Jewel advises the men to make the fun, toe-tapping song haunt the audience. Home Free delivers with a performance that has all three judges raving about its emotional and fun factors.
Jewel pushes the singers in the competition's youngest group, Vocal Rush, to show their range with Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" from the movie Against All Odds. In a twist, Vocal Rush has its percussionist sing lead vocals, which completely blows Shawn out of the water. The judges praise the group's beautiful transitions, but feel the singers were slightly slowed down by technicalities.
Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock & Roll" from Risky Business proves to be a fun piece for the acoUstiKat boys. Despite mixed reviews on incorporating multiple genres, Ben believes the college vocalists sold their entertaining performance.
The Filharmonic takes a risk this week by diverging from the group's normal dance-infused performances with the famous Aerosmith ballad "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" from Armageddon. Shawn commends the boy band for keeping the flavor of the original record while staying true to its own roots.
VoicePlay's previous emotional performance didn't tap into Honey's deep well of experiences, a critique Jewel urges the group's lead singer to fix. Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club showcases Honey's talent, but the judges feel they missed the most memorable moments from the original record.
Their rendition of Adele's Oscar-award winning "Skyfall" from Skyfall proves Ten's singers can meet any challenge thrown at them. A standing ovation and praise from all three judges give Ten a confidence boost.
Finally, the night's three Ultimate Sing-Offs commence, beginning with acoUstiKats and VoicePlay. Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III allows the two groups to reveal their silly sides, working fake punches and Jane Fonda leg lifts into the choreography. Vocal Rush and Ten battle it out with Irene Cara's "Fame" from Fame, a perfect pairing for working on each group's weaknesses. The vastly different sounds of Home Free and The Filharmonic are highlighted and blended in their rendition of Kenny Loggins' "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack.
The judges have their work cut out for them since there were no clear winners and losers from each performance. However, the six groups must be whittled down to four...
Vocal Rush, Home Free, and Ten are automatically safe. After confirming the best aspects and improvements needed for the bottom three groups, Jewel discloses the final verdict... The Filharmonic is saved! VoicePlay's and acoUstiKats' run with The Sing-Off has come to an end.
The six remaining groups bring out the popcorn for big screen hits.