NBC’s The Sing Off is one of the hottest singing competition shows to watch this Fall. The talent that this show has brought together on a national stage is amazing and now The WhatItDo gets to chime in and catch up with the groups that left the show thus far. This season is already down to eight groups now and the competition is fierce!
We caught up with North Shore’s Guy Chiapponi and Deltone’s Jessica Carvo who were both delighted to share their personal experiences of being on this particular show.
TWID: How did it feel overall to be a part of like an amazing competition/reality show?
Chiapponi: You know, it was just – you’re put to the test and you just want to give your best because you know you’re on TV and you’re in front of all your peers and all these artists, these musicians, these vocalists and you’ve just got to do your best. It just brings out the best in you. I mean, it was one of the best experiences in my lifetime, and I’m 60 years old.
Carvo: Yes. It’s pretty insane. I was one of the alumni of the Deltones. I came back – I graduated in ’09 and that’s when I started kind of pursuing a solo thing. Like [Chiapponi] said, being on national television [is] a different ballgame. It’s not just national television; it’s also national television doing something that you absolutely love with people that you absolutely love. And despite the struggle you know you’re going to go through on the show with the competition, you know it’s going to be a blast and it really was.
TWID: What would you say to groups that are interested in participating in next season’s The Sing Off? And what would your words of encouragement be to groups that you know aspire to be on The Sing Off?
Chiapponi: Well, I would say really go for it. Shawn Stockman was backstage and he gave us . . . a pep talk. One of the things he said was, “Do not leave anything left inside of you. Give everything you have on that stage.” And that’s what these new kids have to do.
Carvo: You know, along the lines of what Guy was saying, I would say stick to your guns. Find your niche. If you think you have a particular sound, find those songs that really show your sound and really show your personality. If you have a reason why that song is your song, tell everyone about it. People are just as much interested in how you sing and what you sing.
For music groups like North Shore and the Deltones, performing on the show and leaving everything on the stage is what they did. And as The Sing Off continues on this season, you will see the remaining groups do the same as their voices shine with passion on stage as the competition continues to heat up. So don’t forget to tune in on Monday nights this fall only on NBC ‘cause that’s WhatItDo!
Article Written By: Elizabeth Lavulo
*Photos courtesy of Sony Pictures Television / Lewis Jacob