Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles has signed on to judge NBC’s acapella reality competition series “The Sing-Off.” Bareilles will join fellow celebrity judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men).
“I love the fact that on this show, the judges are each so rooted in the world they preside over,” said NBC’s Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming, Paul Telegdy. “Simply put, they can do what the contestants are doing and that means a lot. Sara will bring a sublime technical knowledge and huge appreciation for ‘The Sing-Off ‘ – she’s a fan and we’re thrilled she’s coming on board.”
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the panel of judges for ‘The Sing-Off’ this fall!” said Bareilles. “A cappella music is very near and dear to my heart, and I have been a huge fan of the show from the beginning. I love the opportunity to be a part of something that celebrates a genre of music that I just adore and believe in. I can’t wait for it to start.”
Bareilles is a three-gime Grammy Award nominee. Her two major label albums include her platinum selling 2007 debut, “Little Voice,” and “Kaleidescope Heart,” which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. this past September.
Hosted by Nick Lachey, “The Sing-Off” returns for a third season this fall on NBC.