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Re: The Sing Off: Season 3 (Top 8 Monday Night!) Hip-Hop
Sad to see The Collective go, but they were the weakest of the night. They should have let Rachel Lampa sing lead more often and worked on their background vocals(Especially the guys), then they'd have probably stayed.
The YellowJackets were really good to me, but they were in a really tough group. Jamal's rhyme was rushed so it didn't flow like it should have. To me that last chord in the Sing Off battle against The Collective is what saved them in the competition.
Afro-Blue was a surprise to me. I personally didn't think that they did that well, but everyone else including the judges thinks otherwise. Maybe I expected a different spin on "Killing me Softly" from them. I guess I need to go back and watch it again to re-assess my critique.
Dartmouth Aires were really good to me. I just think that they have so much unique energy consistently flowing through each of their performances that it keeps them fresh and unpredictable.
Urban Method was in the bottom 2 of their group because it was a really tough group. Otherwise they did exceptionally well again. They do however, need to tighten up their vocals more and not lean on Mike all the time in order for them to be able to compete with the other groups that has the vocals on Lock (Pentatonix)
I actually think that Vocal Point should have been in the bottom 2 with The YellowJackets, although Vocal point has been really strong throughout this season thus far. This performance lacked the theme of Hip Hop and felt stripped of the genre completely. I think the judges leaned on past performances as well as a bit of sympathy in Ben losing his father.
Delilah made a strong comeback in their rendition of Lil'Wayne's "How to Love". A very ambitious move to let the percussionist lead off in Solo. Where I personally think they scored in was Ingrid's ad-libs and allowing Amy to finally lead. Letting Amy lead at least part of their performances adds a dynamical quality that heightens their sound the way it originally did from their first two performances IMO.
And last but never the least, Pentatonix. What can I say? This group out of Arlington, Texas has time and time again delivered in a way that propels A Capella in leaps and bounds, and gives this facet of musicality a defined face, much like Committed did in season 2. The difference, however, is that Pentatonix seems to elevate in growth, quality, creativity and confidence after every round. Definitely the performance of the night, two nights in-a-row for this group.
Overall I enjoyed this episode and the new "Sing Off" Element added in the end that exemplifies what the show is all about. A-
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