UK’s acoUstiKats end ‘The Sing-Off’ Week 1 on a sweet note

'Kat marriage proposal tops off comeback performance

rcopley@herald-leader.comDecember 12, 2013 

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Mike Owens, bass in the acoUstiKats, proposed to his girlfriend Maggie Blair as the group and host Nick Lachey watched on The Sing-Off on Thursday night.

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The University of Kentucky’s acoUstiKats took their Wednesday night trip to the bottom two of The Sing-Off as a wake-up call and charged back with a Thursday night performance that helped keep them safe in a showdown with three of the best groups in the field — Ten, Street Corner Renaissance and The Filharmonic.

They also celebrated a life milestone with one of their members who had a little surprise at the end of their performance.

After the acoUstiKats performed Amazed by Lonestar, bass Mike Owens took a moment to propose to his girlfriend Maggie Blair, who he met at UK while singing in the acoUstiKats. Blair looked completely shocked as judge Shawn Stockton mentioned she was in the crowd and the group called her to join them. Then Owens took her hand, took a knee and popped the question.

She said “Yes.”

Read the rest of the story at Rich Copley's blog, Copious Notes.

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