‘The Sing-Off’ Week 10 Recap: This Week’s Top Five
The final four "Sing-Off" groups tackled mastermixes last night (Lewis Jacobs/NBC)
Each group delivered incredible performances this week, and the tension was high when charismatic college kids the Dartmouth Aires and sophisticated Afro-Blue faced off in the bottom two. Both performed a segment of their most memorable performance in a last-ditch effort to sway the judges, but to the dismay of their fans, Afro-Blue was sent home. This elimination was the season's hardest to watch, because the stellar arrangements this week showcased the staggering talents of all the contestants. Here are our top five picks of the week:
(5) Pentatonix, "Since You've Been Gone" and "Forget You" Mastermix
Last week, pint-sized techno masters Pentatonix brought the house to its knees with their unforgettable rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On." They wowed us again with this sassy mash-up that told a story through the lyrical arrangement and choreography. Avi and Kevin, their rhythm section, shone in this song, and Shawn called them the "meat and potatoes" of the group. The judges weren't speechless, but still appreciative.
(4) Afro-Blue, "A Change Is Gonna Come"
The judges couldn't have hand-picked a more fitting last song for these sophisticated scholars of highbrow sounds. Afro-Blue was in its element with this classic tune, which resulted in its best performance yet. Soloist Kristie even brought tears to Sara's eyes. A performance like this makes us sad to have seen the last of Afro-Blue, but the group fails to be consistent when challenged with unfamiliar genres.