This post has nothing to do specifically with writing but everything to do with knowing how to entertain, which is what writing fiction is all about, correct ? For the past couple of months, John and I have been watching the Sing-Off on TV, hooked on five kids who call themselves Pentatonix. Have you seen the Sing-Off? I don’t know why it’s not as popular as American Idol. It’s an a cappella competition, with the voices providing the “instrumentation.” The groups are fabulous and it’s so great to see their talent and passion. (They’re also young. Very young. We were rooting for the one group of old dudes in the beginning because we like to support Our Generation, but although they were great, there was no way they could compete with the energy and physicality of the kids.)
Pentatonix won the competition; we thought from the start that they would. The other groups were super . . . a few of them really super. . . but Pentatonix brought something unique to every song they did (note the reggae break in this one, Sugarland’s Stuck on You.) They won $200,000 and a recording contract and I hope they fly high. (You can see more of their performances on YouTube). I can’t wait till next season’s competition!