Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Save The Sing-Off petition reaches landmark halfway point

Yesterday marked a landmark victory for the fan-based movement to #SaveTheSingOff. The grassroots campaign reached 25,167 signatures by midnight, eastern time, Monday, June 4, just over halfway of its goal of 50,000 signatures. The fan-based group formed on Monday, May 14, just three short weeks ago. The online petition was created by Dan St. John of Lawrence, Kansas, to gather enough signatures to gain the attention of network executives at NBC. The halfway point now being reached, the movement is gaining even more momentum.

The Sing-Off television show, which aired on NBC for three seasons from 2009 to 2011 and features several a cappella groups vying for a Sony recording contract, was not renewed for a full season this coming fall.  Fans are hoping to bring The Sing-Off back in Season 4 as a five or six day post-season run in December, the slot in which it originally ran during both Season 1 in 2009 and Season 2 in 2010.

After higher than expected ratings in 2010, NBC gambled and ran the show for a full season on Monday nights from 8 to 10 p.m. in Season 3 in 2011. However, the show was head-to-head against staunchly established competition: How I Met Your Mother and Two and A Half Men on CBS, and Dancing with the Stars on ABC, so that the 2011 ratings were less than stellar.

By showing that viewers care, the petition should light a fire under NBC execs to possibly bring the show back in December 2012.

The Sing-Off is hosted by the dashing Nick Lachey, and judged by the ever intelligent panel of Dr. Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman, and Sara Bareilles.

I want to issue a huge congratulations to the wonderful grass roots campaign to #SaveTheSingOff. I especially want to acknowledge Dan St. John for his ceaseless promotion on both twitter and facebook.

Well done, Dan! Well done!


  1. Awe! Thanks so much for that! And thanks to YOU for being a vocal ally in this. We need people willing to get out there and keep pushing this. To say "yes, I know full well you're tired of hearing me harp on this, but it's too important to let it go without a fight." The most important thing is to keep this thing visible. Out of sight - out of mind attention spans will kill us. We CAN do this thing, but not if we slack off for a moment. So, get out there and spread the word like it's day one!

  2. Bring the Sing Off back...It was a great show that entertained us with so many talented people who otherwise would not get noticed.

  3. I love hearing everyone's voice when the sing and do the instruments. It's the only music and talent show that I'll watch. Sing off beats American Idol, America's Got Talent, etc.

  4. I really hope they bring it back! Hands down it is the best competition show on tv!


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