The Sing Off: Winner Named, Nick Lachey and Smokey Robinson Perform

November 29, 2011 By:
The Sing Off: Winner Named, Nick Lachey and Smokey Robinson Perform

“The Sing-Off” is NBC’s a capella competition show. Last night’s "Sing-Off" finalists were Pentatonix, Urban Method and the Dartmourth Aires, but the grand prize went to Pentatonix – a quintet from Arlington, Texas who took home $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music. 

“From the beginning, you guys blew me away….and you continue to do it. Amazing,” says judge Shawn Stockman who was also formerly of Boyz II Men.

Judge Sara Bareilles told Billboard why Pentatonix deserved to win, “I think they’re innovators, pushing boundaries in the right ways. They have an incredible chemistry. The arrangements were always exciting and they really delivered.”

Host Ben Folds says he hopes these new winner will have great success after the show ends, “I don’t know anything about TV or the rating, but we set out to make this show about music and we succeeded in making it about music. A lot of singing shows name a winner and then throw them off a cliff and some of the shows are getting better about helping the winners. I hope we can find a way, too.”

The group performed David Guetta’s hit song, “Without You” and also dueted with the show’s host Nick Lachey on 98 degree’s “Give Me Just One Night.”

Hollyscoop asked Nick how the collaboration on The Sing-Off went, “It was a lot of fun and especially with those guys, I’ve been a fan of theirs through the entire season and to be able to perform with them tonight on the finale was, ya know I may have had more fun than they did, it was a just a blast to get out there and do that again.”

Other performances last night included one from Smokey Robinson and rapper Flo Rida. Smokey performed with the a capella group Afro-Blue who were eliminated last week. The came back last night for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with Smokey on his classic song, “You Really Got A Hold On Me.”