5. The Melodores (Season 5)
Ranking the Vanderbilt University Melodores lowest is no instruction on their endowment and likely, it ‘s plainly that, with only two Sing-Off sponsored performances, we ‘ve seen quite a sting less of them than any other Sing-Off winner. BUT THAT LAST PERFORMANCE, THOUGH. The Melodores performance of “ Take Me to Church ” is one of the best things I ‘ve always seen on The Sing-Off. A bunch of college boys are about the last people you ‘d expect to lay their emotions plain, but after a fun and kickin ‘ Jason Derulo act, the guys flipped their collegiate double on its fountainhead and won the competition with naked talent .
4. Committed (Season 2)
Committed got better and better as the season went on, but something about their first performance on the show sol encompassed their vibration that it ‘s what I will forever remember about them. Those opening harmonies ! Committed were boys raised on religious doctrine music, trying to figure out how to apply those same a cappella techniques to Top 40 ( aka laic ) music, and they absolutely nailed it with “ This Love, ” endearing the judges sol much to their “ butta ‘ ” sound, no one else in Season 2 could always quite surpass them .
3. Nota (Season 1)
Nota were classical a cappella, but somehow made the musical style once defined by perspirer vests and bow ties seem cool. I still ca n’t listen to Jay Sean ‘s “ Down ” without hearing those dum-pop-pops drop in right after “ you oughta know … ” and every person listening to my accompaniments is constantly grateful for the ad-lib additions of my Nota-esque vocal stylings, I ‘m certain. For a moral in how to manage to keep your stagger while wearing coordinating aqua-colored outfits, I would recommend Nota ‘s Jackson 5 medley .
2. Home Free (Season 4)
The Sing-Off is precisely about the only spill the beans competition on television receiver that does n’t end up leaning toward country artists because of voter base. No, The Sing-Off waited until it found precisely the right country a cappella crew — which is to say, the best — before opening that door. Home Free is fair five guys, but they have a bass to rival any other, pitch-perfect soloists, and amazingly aglitter fashion sense. All of Home Free ‘s survive Sing-Off performances are prevented from being embedded here, but I would highly recommend you check out their survive, sweeping operation of “ Ring of Fire, ” which is equitable a full live as the more produce interpretation above.
1. Pentatonix (Season 3)
obviously you knew it was going to be Pentatonix — they ‘re nominated for a blasted Grammy this year ! Pentatonix completely changed the game from the very first base meter they hit the Sing-Off stagecoach, constantly shocking the judges and hearing with their arrangements and the plain sum of noise they were able to make. I remain in awe of barely how perfectly those five people fit together and how all five officiate on so many different outspoken levels. On another season, Urban Method or The Dartmouth Aires could have taken the crown, but everything changed after Pentatonix ‘s operation of “ Video Killed the Radio Star. ” To make something that while yes, it could be on the radio, sounds like nothing on the radio, is a feat that no early winning group has accomplished quite wish Pentatonix. OK, and one more for the road !