After ten weeks of intense performances, the winners of “The Sing-Off” have finally been announced.
Five-piece group Pentatonix was crowned the third season winner of NBC’s Nick Lachey-hosted competition show. Judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Sara Bareilles placed the decision in the hands of the viewers, who provided their support in the form of millions of votes for the group. The performers beat out sixteen other ensembles, including Urban Method and Dartmouth Aires, who made it to the final round of the a cappella competition.
Pentatonix is comprised of high school friends Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, and Kirstin Maldonado from Arlington, TX, who created the group, and later added singers Mitch Grassi, and Kevin Olusola to their ensemble.
In addition to taking home the coveted first prize title, the group walked away with a $200,000 cash prize and a record contract with Sony Music.
While the show’s fourth season is still a ways off, fans can tune in for “A Sing-Off Christmas” on Monday, December 5, which will feature Nota and Committed, winners of the first and second seasons of the show. Other performers will include The Backbeats, Street Corner Symphony, Beelzebubs and a special holiday duet from Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles.