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Jerry Lawson & Talk Of The Town
January 16, 2011
Finalists of TV's "The Sing-Off" and Hometown Heroes
Original Lead Singer of The Persuasions' A Capella Group
Jerry Lawson (Oakland, California) has been a member of The Persuasions for 40 years, and joined together with Talk of The Town when they were both hired to perform at a wedding in 2001. The group has since performed with Rod Stewart on the Katrina Benefit, Nickelodeon's Noggin Network on "Jack's Big Music Show" and they continue performing at private parties in between all of their other musical projects.
"The Sing-Off" is a five-night event premiering Monday, December 6 (8-10 p.m. ET), hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey. This one-of-a-kind battle of voices will continue on December 8, 13 and 15, culminating with a live finale on Monday, December 20 (8-10 p.m. ET).
Celebrity judges who will critique the singing groups with their expertise are Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls).
The show will feature the country's top ten a cappella groups performing popular songs like you've never heard them before. There's no lip-synching, backup bands, or safety net. They'll be singing for America's vote, with the winner walking away with the ultimate prize – a Sony Music recording contract and $100,000.
"The Sing-Off" is produced by Joel Gallen's ("America's Best Dance Crew") Tenth Planet Productions, Outlaw Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Television. Joel Gallen, Deb Newmyer, and Sam Weisman are executive producers. Josh Greenberg serves as co-executive producer.