acoUstiKats' 'Sing-Off' journey ends

rcopley@herald-leader.comDecember 18, 2013 

The acoUstiKats sang Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll during what would ultimately be their final performance on The Sing-Off.


The University of Kentucky’s acoUstiKats fell short of the Final Four on The Sing-Off.

The UK male a capella ensemble was voted out of the competition along with Orlando-based VoicePlay in the first episode of the NBC competition show to feature a double elimination.

“It was our pleasure, and we don’t regret a thing!” a tweet on the group’s Twitter page read. “Thank you to everyone, especially the #BBN. You have NOT seen the last of us.”

Wednesday night’s show featured songs from movies, and acoUstiKats were given Bob Seger’s Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll, which was featured in the 1982 Tom Cruise starmaker Risky Business. Echoing the iconic scene in the movie with that song, three members of the group stripped down to their boxers for the song’s finale.

Judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Jewel gave the group generally high marks for the performance, though there were complaints that their harmonies broke up in the more heavily choreographed moments and Folds said the performance did not feel very rock ‘n’ roll.

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