They started off as favorites, and they backed it up throughout the competition: Committed is your 2010 “Sing-Off” champion.
The six-man group from Alabama beat out Street Corner Symphony for the title on Monday’s (Dec. 20) finale. If there wasn’t a ton of suspense in the announcement of the winner, the show made up for it with a pretty entertaining finale that put the emphasis on the performers and not the elimination process.
All four finalists got to sing with the judges and other artists during the two-hour finale. Committed performed “Motownphilly” with Shawn Stockman and the rest of Boyz II Men; the Backbeats sang “King of Anything” with Sara Bareilles; Nicole Scherzinger joined Jerry Lawson and Talk of the Town for “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”; and Ben Folds did his song “Gone” with Street Corner Symphony.
The two finalists also backed up Neil Diamond on a performance of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” while the Backbeats and Talk of the Town performed with Sheryl Crow (who cheated a little and brought her guitar) on “Long Road Home.”
Jerry Lawson and Talk of the Town were eliminated first in the finale, followed shortly after by the Backbeats — which meant that the two favorites faced off for the title.
For their final performance, Committed sang the Michael Jackson/Akon tune “Hold My Hand,” and Street Corner Symphony did Coldplay’s “Fix You.”
In addition to their title, Committed gets $100,000 in cash and a recording contract with Sony Music.