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'The Sing-Off': Let's all go to the movies
By Jodi Walker on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:00AM

Listen, I’ve seen a lot of magical things in my short time at the EW offices; it’s a cool place. David Blaine straight up proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is a sorcerer by making a deck of cards disappear from my bare hands a few months ago. And I don’t want to get anyone worked up, but maybe the most magical thing I’ll ever see here, I saw today: Pentatonix came to our office and sang, amongst other things, their Beyoncé medley. I laughed; I cried; I wouldn’t blame them if they took one look at my face mid-performance and got a restraining order going.

Is there another Pentatonix on season 4 of The Sing-Off? Probably not. Those people are freaks. But there have to be the really good Jordin Sparks amongst the unforgettable Clarksons and the Underwoods. Sparks is super good, you guys. She might not make me sweat while I briefly speak to her beside the EW vending machines because I’m so in awe of her talent (this story based on real-life Pentatonix events), but I get totally amped when “Battlefield” comes on. Similarly, I found myself quite amped on tonight’s “Movie Night” performances from the six remaining groups.

That’s right, the groups are singing songs from movies, and not just, like, “Fix You” from the iconic film, You, Me and Dupree or some copout (I see you, X Factor season one). The show actually followed its theme tonight, starting off with a rousing group performance of “Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing that was one of those great reminders that they’re doing it all with just their voices. Nick Lachey informs us that after individual performances tonight, there will be “not one, not two, but three” rounds of The Ultimate Sing-Off, showing either a lack of understanding or a complete disregard for the words “ultimate” and “the.”

But who cares about vocabulary when Nick is in pinstripes? Jewel, the Pythia to The Sing-Off’s Delphi stage, is advising tonight. Let’s go!