After unexpectedly finding itself in the bottom two after last week’s episode of The Sing Off (NBC, ch. 5), Vocal Point stormed back with a musically superior medley of hits from the King of Rock-n-Roll himself, Elvis Presley.
Sing Off judge Ben Folds followed the seamless blend of Don’t Be Cruel, Can’t Help Falling In Love, and Jailhouse Rock, by simply stating, “You’re back. That’s good.”
“I laughed, I cried, I was forever changed after this performance,” kidded Judge Shawn Stockman, a former member of multi-platinum R&B group Boyz II Men. Judge Sarah Bareilles added praise of Vocal Point’s musicality, extolling the group’s vocal modulations and rhythmic transitions.
“Just entertaining,” concluded Stockman.
Vocal Point now moves on to the final weeks of competition as one of The Sing Off’s top six groups. In celebration, the Vocal Point Alumni Association invites all fans and friends out to a watch party for next week’s episode.
What: The Sing Off Watch Party with BYU Vocal Point—featuring drawings, giveaways, and a chance to meet the members of Vocal Point and get the behind-the-scenes scoop on The Sing Off.
Where: Jordon Commons Megaplex Theatres
9400 S. State St. in Sandy
When: Monday, November 7
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Cost: FREE (donations to the Vocal Point Alumni Association scholarship fund are appreciated)
This year’s Sing Off competition premiered with sixteen a cappella groups from across the United States. The current field of six has survived seven weeks of competition. The winners will receive a Sony Music recording contract and $200,000 in cash.
Vocal Point is a part of the School of Music at Brigham Young University and one of 18 performing groups sponsored by the university. It is the most-requested performing group at BYU and regularly performs to sold-out crowds on and off campus. This past year, Vocal Point celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a reunion of nearly 100 former members of the group.