‘The Sing-Off’ Week 7 Recap: This Week’s Top Five
The 'Sing-Off' groups joined forces for a creepy Halloween number (Lewis Jacobs/NBC)
This week, it was Rochester University's Yellow Jackets, who were sent home after failing to impress with their Billy Joel medley, despite their being one of the largest groups left in the competition. Although they were consistently energetic and uplifting, they couldn't stack up against fellow all-male college groups Vocal Point and the Dartmouth Aires. This was also rap-heavy Urban Method's second week in the bottom two of their bracket, after the female vocalists in the group disappointed the judges in the last episode. They improved for this week but still failed to harness the confidence they needed to really blow Ben, Sara, and Shawn away. They are still in the competition but have a lot of work to do if they want to make it to the finale.
Last week's hip-hop theme threw most of our groups off their groove, but this week's superstar medley theme seemed tailored to bring out the best in our performers. Here are our top five songs from Week 7:
(5) Afro-Blue, Janet Jackson Medley
Janet Jackson's R&B style was perfect for this jazzy group from Howard University, notorious for their intricate arrangements. We got to see the spotlight on a few of their stunning female singers (who paid homage to Janet with their hairstyles), including the captivating Danielle, who stole the show. The re-emergence of their signature scatting was also fun to see. Despite how great a fit this artist was for them, Afro-Blue once again confused the judges with their overambitious arrangement and received their old critique of having overthought the song. It would be a shame to see these genius musicians leave the show, but it's very easy to get lost in their interpretation of the tunes.