Home Free Steals ‘The Sing-Off’ With ‘Life Is A Highway’ On Night 2

Wed, December 11, 2013 11:35pm EST by 5 Comments
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The country fivesome clearly dominated the night with the best performance of the competition thus far. God bless America!

The Sing-Off returned for round two Dec. 11, pitting the remaining nine a cappella groups against one another in the ongoing war of warbles. Of course, because TV war is different than real-life war, this week’s battleground was paved with “party anthems!” And sadly, one group’s party had to end a little early.

‘The Sing-Off’ Night 2 Results: Calle Sol Eliminated

Though talented, Calle Sol has always seemed to value style over substance, so I wasn’t too surprised to see them eliminated tonight. Plus, they did Ricky Martin‘s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” as their party anthem, so it was basically a suicide mission from the start.

‘The Sing-Off': Ranking The Remaining 8

1. Home Free: “Life Is A Highway”

I’m not a country music fan, but I’ve been weirdly obsessed with this song ever since Saturday Night Live used it for that really dark “Rocket Dog” sketch. Anyway, I was strangely excited to hear Home Free perform this one, but I had no idea how much I was going to love it. The harmonies were tight, the energy was high; it was just perfect.

2. Vocal Rush: “Gonna Make You Sweat”

It’s hard to watch Vocal Rush without imagining them as an opponent of the McKinley High glee club, but even with their cherub-esque appearance, the high-schoolers are some of the most talented singers in the competition. This was an awesome throwback performance — especially since this song came out way before VR’s time. It’s nice to see youngsters with an appreciation for the classics.

3. VoicePlay: “Play That Funky Music”

No doubt about it, some white boys got funky this week. VoicePlay‘s performance was fun, funny and fresh; don’t even tell me you didn’t love the rap, followed by that slick breakdown. Start to finish, this was really just terrific.

4. Element: “Raise Your Glass”

Once again, I can’t not include the only all-female group this season in my top five. Element looked really comfortable on stage, and the performance was more than just energetic; it was surprising. Did you see that stomp-break coming? … I didn’t think so.

5. Filharmonic: “This Is How We Do It”

I’m not going to lie, it’s becoming difficult not to love Filharmonic. They’ve definitely got a touch of the Biebs in them — take that as you will — and when they hit, they really hit. Plus, this was an incredible song choice.

6. Ten: “Hot In Herre”

Ten‘s performance started off promising — how could it not with that incredible song choice? — and remained consistent. I also appreciated their physical formation, like they were creating an entire club scene. Wherever he is, I’m sure Nelly is proud.

7. aCoustiKats: “Hey Ya”

This song was once my ringtone in high school, so it has a very special place in my heart. That being said, the performance was good, and I enjoyed it — but it was a little much. Maybe this song doesn’t easily lend itself to a cappella, I don’t know.

8. Street Corner Renaissance: “Do You Love Me”

A sucker for those golden oldies, I was really excited for Street Corner Renaissance‘s performance of “Do You Love Me,” but it was sort of just OK. It was low-energy, and I expected more because it hits so directly in SCR’s range.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Calle Sol deserved to be eliminated? Which group gave the best performance tonight? Drop a comment with your review of the second episode.

The Sing-Off, NBC’s No. 1 rated a cappella music competition, is hitting the road this winter for the first-ever Sing-Off Live Tour! Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets and for more information visit:singofftour.com.

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 9:19 PM on December 14, 2013  

Ever since I heard Home Free I have become a huge fan. Home Free are my favorite!

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Posted at 5:51 AM on December 12, 2013  

Since they judges don’t seem to value Calle Sol’s dancing they should have told them to not do it even before the shows aired since there is no way you can dance like they do and get the same vocals.

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Posted at 12:27 PM on December 12, 2013  

The name of the show is “The Sing Off”. It is a talent show for “a cappella groups… So it goes “without saying”… that the contestants first priority is vocal ability…

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Posted at 1:24 AM on December 12, 2013  

Home Free for sure!

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