Arguably, one of the best TV reality/competition shows that nobody talks about is the NBC talent test, THE SING-OFF. The a cappella singing competition is hosted by NICK LACHEY and features a panel of judges comprised of BEN FOLDS, SARA BAREILLES and SHAWN STOCKMAN (who stepped in for NICOLE SCHERZINGER after she flew the coop to hook up with THE X FACTOR). After starting out with a talent pool consisting of 16 groups, the ultimate winners walk away with $200,000 and a recording contract. In tonight’s special Halloween installment, fans can expect a catchy collection of spooky tunes as well as some pretty outrageous costumes.
Taking a gentler approach to criticism than most talent competitions, the show’s judges offer suggestions rather than snark. We recently spoke with host LACHEY, who explained his thoughts on the subject. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE SING-OFF airs tonight on NBC-TV