Sara Bareilles Named New ‘Sing-Off’ Judge

108963054 e1311174588145 Sara Bareilles Named New Sing Off Judge

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NBC’s hit a capella singing competition “The Sing-Off” has a new judge to critique the voices of a capella groups from all over the country. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Sara Bareilles[/lastfm] will take the spot of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicole Scherzinger[/lastfm] to join [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ben Folds[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Boyz II Men[/lastfm]’s Shawn Stockman at the judging table.

[photogallerylink id=15744 align=right]Bareilles who is on tour right now certainly has a full plate heading forward.  She is getting ready to record a new album with her new judging partner Ben Folds and she just wrapped up the shooting of her new video for “Gonna Get Over You”, which was directed by Jonah Hill.  Sara talked with VH1 about being on the show she says she’s been a fan of since the beginning.

How did Sara react when her manager asked her if she wanted to be a part of The Sing Off?

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, yes, of course.'” Bareilles said. “Because I have a background in a capella, it just felt like a very organic, natural, worlds colliding kind of thing. It’s very exciting.”

With so many other reality singing shows out there which judge does Sara what to emulate?

“I watch The Voice, and I love Cee Lo and Adam Levine‘s style. What I love about Cee Lo, for example, is he’s very specific with his critiquing; he talks about technical things, but he also talks about just being emotionally moved as an audience member, too.” The singer told VH1.  “I think he rides the line of being an expert in his field, but remembering what it feels like to be an audience member and not always picking every little thing apart.”

Make sure to see if Sara when Sing Off starts on NBC this Fall. And if you want to know more of what she said about joining the show, check out the whole interview on


Sara Bareilles – “Uncharted”

The Sing Off – Season 2 Opening Number

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