Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles was named the third celebrity judge of NBC’s a cappella singing competition series, The Sing-Off.
Bareilles will join fellow celebrity judges Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men on The Sing-Off.
“I love the fact that on this show, the judges are each so rooted in the world they preside over,” NBC Executive Vice President Paul Telegdy said. “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!” says 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.”
The Sing-Off, hosted by recording artist Nick Lachey, premieres Monday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.