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July 15, 2011

Sara Bareilles to Join The Sing-Off

Grammy-nominated chart-topping songstress Sara Bareilles will join the Sing-Off as the replacement for Nicole Scherzinger who has moved on to the new X-Factor show.

Best known for her 2007 No. 1 hit "Love Song," Bareilles brings a cappella cred to her gig: She spent a big chunk of her college days at UCLA performing as part of the university's Awaken A Cappella, and she's been known to bust out tunes sans instruments at concerts. That experience is key, according to NBC reality chief Paul Telegdy. "I love the fact that on this show, the judges are each so rooted in the world they preside over," the Peacock exec says. "They can do what the contestants are doing."

Bareilles is currently touring with Sugarland in support of her most recent Sony Music album, Kaleidoscope Heart, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart but has yet to yield a killer single quite as popular as Love Song. With the Sony Pictures TV-produced Sing-Off returning for its third cycle September 19, don't be surprised if there's a new Bareilles single floating around pop radio right around Halloween.

Posted by acapnews at July 15, 2011 12:00 AM

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