WASHINGTON (Aug. 16) – Afro Blue, Howard University’s award-winning vocal ensemble, will be one of 16 groups competing for the grand prize on the third season of NBC’s hit a cappella talent show series The Sing-Off. The series, hosted by Nick Lachey, will premiere on Sept. 19 with returning judges Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman alongside singer Sara Bareilles, who is replacing Nicole Scherzinger.
The winning act will score $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music.
Afro Blue, which was formed in 2002 by Professor Connaitre Miller, has performed around the world and received six Downbeat music magazine awards, including Best College Jazz Group, Outstanding College Jazz Choir, Best College Jazz Arrangement and Outstanding College Jazz Soloist.
The group has recorded two CDs, “It’s a Matter of Pride” and “Freedom in Song.”
Also competing on The Sing-Off will be: