“Committed” an all-male gospel group from Huntsville, Alabama wins the second season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. They sing acapella with such range and depth it’s hard to believe that there are no instruments in the background. If you missed the second season of The Sing Off you can still see full episodes on-line at NBC’s website.
All of the groups in the show were exceptional this season but “Committed” was outstanding and deserved to win the grand prize: a recording contract and $100,000.
According to the brief history of the group given on the show, “Committed” was founded in 2003 by four high school students at Forest Lake Academy. The group stayed together as they progressed to Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where they continued to perform together. The members of the group include Geston Pierre, Robbie Pressley, Tommy Gervais, Dennis Baptiste, Maurice Staple and Therry Thomas. Although they sing mainly inspirational gospel music they have such range to do a wide variety music which they demonstrated so well on the show.
From the beginning “Committed” was very consistent in their performances with various members of the group taking the lead vocals; the harmonies and booming bass lines were amazing to hear. You can listen to each night’s performance at the NBC website below. My favorite was their rendition of One Republic’s “Apologize”: http://www.nbc.com/sing-off/contestants/season-2/committed.shtml
So, this is a group to look out for and remember you heard it here first on Streetwise Radio - “Committed” – an outstanding vocal group – the next “Boyz II Men!