So long, Nicole Scherzinger. Hello, Sara Bareilles!
The singer-songwriter is set to replace the new “X-Factor” judge on “The Sing-Off” as a celebrity judge when the NBC reality show returns this fall. Bareilles joins Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman on the judging panel.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the panel of judges for ‘The Sing-Off’ this fall,” Bareilles says. “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.”
“I love the fact that on this show, the judges are so rooted in the world the preside over,” Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, says. “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.”
Bareilles has won three Grammys and is currently opening for Sugarland on their summer tour.