We talked about this show a little bit last season, and it was really fun to watch. I was skeptical that it could come back and continue to mine new talent in this area in the new season because, after all, how many good a capella groups can there be out there?
Well it turns out, plenty more. The new season started recently with 16 groups(!). The line-up has several college groups, including one from BYU called Vocal Point. They did a Justin Bieber song (Never Say Never) this week which drew a funny comment from judge Ben Folds (who really makes the show) that he would never again think that he wouldn’t want to hear a bunch of Mormons sing Bieber. But these guys are much better with an old standard like Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight:
That’s my favorite Sinatra song, and I loved the way they did it, except that I wish they would have slowed it down again in the end and ended like they started.
There’s also a female supergroup formed from past contestants from previous seasons (and there have been only two previous seasons) called Delilah:
And another group of college boys from Rochester called the Yellowjackets:
But the best group so far is probably Afro Blue, who I could listen to all day:
The second bracket seems weaker to me, but I liked this performance from Sonos:
And this from Deltones:
The group that got kicked off this week turned in this amazing performance:
Let me know if you’re watching this. If you’re not, check it out because it’s pretty fun.