Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) has been added as the third and final judge on NBC’s upcoming a cappella singing competition series, “The Sing-Off,” a four night holiday event premiering Monday, 12/14 (8-10 p.m. ET). Hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, the one-of-a-kind battle of voices will continue on 12/15 and 16, culminating in a live finale on 12/21 (each night 8-10 p.m. ET). Scherzinger joins previously announced judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men).
Scherzinger most recently wrote and recorded an adaptation of the A.R. Rahmen Song “Jai Ho” from the film “Slumdog Millionaire.” The song went #1 in 17 countries. She is currently recording the title track for “Phantom Of The Opera” ‘Love Never Dies’ at the request of Andrew Lloyd Weber and is writing and recording several new songs for release in 2010.
Eight a cappella groups will be competing in the competition for a $100,000 prize and an Epic Records/Sony Music recording contract. The a cappella groups competing include: Beelzebubs from Boston, Massachusetts; Noteworthy from Provo, Utah; Face from Boulder, Colorado; Maxx Factor from Baltimore, Maryland; Nota from San Juan, Puerto Rico; The SoCals from Los Angeles, California; Solo from Omaha, Nebraska and Voices of Lee from Cleveland, Tennessee.
“The Sing-Off” will feature the a cappella groups performing popular songs from various genres, arranged and sung like you’ve never heard before. There is no lip-synching, back-up band or safety net. Ultimately America will decide the winning group.