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December 20, 2010

Committed wins Sing Off

Congratulations to Committed who tonight were worthy winners of the Sing Off. Street Corner Symphony placed second and Backbeats came third. It was a fine show and well done to everybody in bringing the show in on time (which was not extended as I was told earlier) with everything running very smoothly. Live TV must be a very scary thing.

Committed are students at Andrews University, a Seventh Day Adventist college in Berrien Springs, Michigan. The group began as a quartet in 2003 at Forest Lake Academy, Orlando, Fla., and expanded to six members in 2005. Members include Dennis Baptiste, Alain Gervais, Geston Pierre, Robert Pressely, Maurice Staple and Theron Thomas. The sextet debuted at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala., for a freshman concert in October 2005 and continued singing at various church and school events in the state and across the country. Is this another Take 6 or Naturally 7 in the making? I think Sony will take this young talent and help make them a real success.

It seems almost certain the show will return and we hope for many more seasons to come. Well done all involved and thanks for helping bring this music we love so much to a larger audience.

Posted by acapnews at December 20, 2010 11:08 PM


The two final groups were the two I was hoping for from the beginning, I really would have liked to see SCS win, but Committed were deserving champs. I'd like to see the Sing Off show take on more groups, add more shows, a cappella needs these kind of wonderful shows to push into the mainstream!

Posted by: Bill at December 21, 2010 3:14 PM

I love that committed won. right from the get go, it was between them ans Street Corner Symphony, in my opinion. While JL & TotT was a sentimental favorite for me, I knew they couldn't win. Jerry's voice isn't good enough, and demographically, they just don't work.

Posted by: RichZ at December 23, 2010 3:27 AM

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