Shocking A Cappella Advice From Ben Folds: How To Win The Sing-Off

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SIN3G, the leading a cappella community, video, and news source, interviewed singer-songwriter and judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off Ben Folds talks music, a cappella, and what it takes to win The Sing-Off.

Ben Folds on The Sing-Off

Ben Folds on The Sing-Off

What the a cappella world is missing is some good egos; people that want so badly to be stars.

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SIN3G (http://www.sin3g.com) has been dedicated to sharing the best high school, college and professional a cappella since the airing of NBC’s The Sing-Off (dateline). Recently, the a cappella community, video, and news website sat with singer-songwriter and judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off Ben Folds to talk music, a cappella, and what it takes to win The Sing-Off. (lead)

When asked how Ben Folds heard about SIN3G, he mentioned Chris Harrison of SONOS’s post about their groups early departure from The Sing-Off. “I thought that anything that caters to a cappella audiences is interesting to talk to. (http://www.sin3g.com) looked good, and I saw you had something there on SONOS,” Ben said.

In the interview, Ben confirms an internet rumor that he’d tossed his drumset in the lake while in college. “Well, It was a really crappy drumset. I'd just flunked a test because I'd broken my hand the night before. I was sticking up for my roommate and this guy beat me up pretty bad; I'd had stitches all over my face and broken my hand. I didn't do well on the test, as you can imagine.”

Ben also points out the lack of original music and talented songwriters in the world of a cappella. “Just because you're in an a cappella group doesn't mean you'll be a great songwriter. What the a cappella world is missing is some good egos; people that want so badly to be stars.”

When asked about what it takes to win The Sing-Off, Ben reveals his thoughts on what kind of group will win The Sing-Off. “Probably a smaller a cappella group with a few good lead singers that has some men in it is going to have the most advantage in many ways. (As a judge) you have to start listening for one or two star vocalists, and the whole band has to be very focused about that. They're looking for photogenic people with charisma that have a story of some kind. That's just the way it is.”

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SIN3G (http://www.sin3g.com) has been dedicated to sharing the best high school, college and professional a cappella since the airing of NBC’s The Sing-Off.

SIN3G is a community of a cappella musicians and fans where site visitors can watch the best a cappella, vote on their favorites, and post videos of their own. SIN3G’s followers call it “the a cappella version of YouTube.”

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