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August 1, 2011

Sara Bareilles Talks About Joining “The Sing-Off”


The music for which Bareilles is now famous incorporates a lot of piano, but she still thrives on the magic of a cappella. It gave her a voice, pun intended, when she was a student.

Bareilles has a background in a cappella singing. “The name of the group was Awaken A Cappella. I participated in a talent show at UCLA, the Spring Sing. The first year I participated as a little comedy troupe and I saw Awaken perform. As soon as I saw them perform, I said I’ve got to be a part of that. So I auditioned, got in my sophomore year, it was my first year singing with the group. I felt like I found my home. I grew up in a really small town in northern California called Eureka. I felt really isolated in Los Angeles and felt I hadn’t really found my fit in terms of personalities and friendships. My a cappella group provided for me this little community of misfits that I felt like I had found my tribe.” Read more.

Posted by acapnews at August 1, 2011 10:27 PM


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