Two rival a cappella groups will be featured in Lifetime’s upcoming docuseries Sing It!. The series follows two New Jersey groups, each given the best coaches, as they compete against each other on a weekly basis. Season one’s eight episode run will end with the two teams facing off in a championship sing off.
Filming is now underway with Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect) coaching Stay Tuned from Cherry Hill and Diana Preisler (Blue Jupiter) coaching the The Voices from Allendale. Stephen Lambert Eli Holzman, Greg Goldman, and Glenn Schubert, Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan are on board as executive producers.
Sing It! will premiere in August.
Details on the A Cappella Coaches (Courtesy of Lifetime):
Sharon is contemporary a cappella’s most prolific arranger and currently producing The Sing-Off worldwide. He also served as arranger, on-site music director and vocal producer for the highly successful feature film Pitch Perfect and upcoming sequel Pitch Perfect 2. Sharon is the founder, director and arranger for the pioneering a cappella group House Jacks and has shared the stage with countless music legends, including Ray Charles, James Brown, Crosby Stills and Nash, Run DMC, The Temptations, LL Cool J and the Four Tops, and performed for luminaries including President Bill Clinton.
Preisler’s background as a singer, voice-over actress and performance coach has garnered her a reputation as one of the most respected a cappella coaches in the industry. Preisler has toured the world as the manager, artistic director and lead female singer of successful a cappella group, and international vocal sensation Blue Jupiter, and has been featured on Nickelodeon, the Huffington Post and Oprah. She can often be found sitting on panels of experts and judges for prestigious a cappella competitions around the country. She is the co-producer of the charity a capella competitions around the country, including the a capella festival, SingStrong.org. She’s graced the theatrical stage on multiple national Broadway tours, such as Fiddler on the Roof and A Christmas Carol. Regional roles across the U.S. include Eva Peron in Evita, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Linda in Blood Brothers and Shelley in Bat Boy, The Musical.
-By Rebecca Murray
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