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April 5, 2013

Sara Barielles leaving the Sing-Off

Entertainment Weekly:

Sara Bareilles is leaving NBC’s competition series The Sing-Off. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter wants to “focus on her music,” says a source close to Bareilles. She replaced original Sing-Off judge Nicole Scherzinger for the show’s third season after Scherzinger departed to Fox’s X Factor.

The move creates at least one opening on the judges panel for the lively a cappella competition. The show is being overhauled for its upcoming fourth round by its new executive producer — The Voice and Survivor guru Mark Burnett. It’s not yet clear if there are more departures to come.

Posted by acapnews at April 5, 2013 12:00 AM