Party Anthems

Season 4
Episode 402
Air Date 12/11/13
TV-PG

Night two of the epic Sing-Off competition kicks off with a popular party anthems mashup, a precursor to tonight's theme. All the a cappella groups showcase their talent with "Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas, "Like We're Gonna Die Young" by Ke$ha and "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna. The judges have their party glasses on... Let the night of party anthems begin!

Mixing it up from their previous intensity, Vocal Rush plays up their youth with "Gonna Make You Sweat" by C&C Music Factory. The judges were feeling the group's fun, fresh vibe and bright neon clothing. Jewel christened them "the united colors of beautiful."

Calle Sol coached Home Free on their less-than-sweet dance moves, but the group's rendition of "Life Is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts didn't need fancy moves to impress. Shawn extolled the men of Home Free for staying with what they know and what they're good at.

Determined to come back fighting, VoicePlay risks its chances on the classic dance tune "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry. The singers' gamble pays off as Ben admires their mean performance and Jewel calls them polished and professional.

Street Corner Renaissance feels like they have a leg up on the competition since its members have seen more parties than all the young people. "Do You Love Me" by The Contours has the audience and judges rocking. Shawn reminds everyone if you're good, you're good regardless of age.

The lovely ladies of Element spent eons of time together to learn their individual strengths for "Raise Your Glass" by Pink. Jewel loved the song choice, but Ben wanted them to put their best foot forward instead of starting the party mid-song.

AcoUstiKats employs special reinforcements for "Hey Ya" by Outkast: Mom Kat, group member Evan's mom. Mom Kat's choreography helped the boys deliver a fun-filled show, but Shawn thought the solos needed to be divvied up more evenly.

The Sing-Off's only international group, Calle Sol, dealt with homesickness this week as they prepared "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin. Despite their killer moves, the judges felt the dancing distracted from the vocals, giving an overall weak performance.

Ten's version of Nelly's "Hot in Herre" had the judges grooving in their seats and singing along. Last episode's critique was on the group's lack of cohesiveness, but Shawn calms the singers' fears and tells them they were indeed cohesive this week.

The Filharmonic's goal was to put metaphorical chocolate-covered strawberries throughout the performance with its rendition of "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan. Showcasing each member's talent had the girls and judges raving about the slick show

This episode's bottom two groups, as chosen by the judges, are Calle Sol and acoUstiKats. Each group delivers an emotional performance of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," but in the end only one can continue on. While Jewel affirms that both teams can achieve their dreams, the judges see the emotion and potential in acoUstiKats. Calle Sol's run on The Sing-Off ends on a sad note.

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