HOME FREE NAMED CHAMPS IN NBC'S "THE SING-OFF"
Minnesota-Based All-Male a Capella Group Wins Competitive Fourth Season
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Dec. 23, 2013 - Home Free were declared the season four winners Monday night of NBC's a capella musical competition series "The Sing-Off."
The all-male country group of Minnesota natives - Chris Rupp, Tim Foust, Austin Brown, Rob Lunquist and Adam Rupp - are a tight-knit bunch that have gotten even closer by performing in concerts across the country.
Home Free recently signed a deal with Columbia Records. Their debut album will be called "Crazy Life" and available digitally Jan. 14 and elsewhere Feb. 18. The album can pre-ordered starting Dec. 24 at http://smarturl.it/homefree.
"Crazy Life" features a collection of original music as well as a selection of cover songs the group performed on the show, including, "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash) and a Hunter Hayes medley featuring "I Want Crazy" from Monday's finale. Home Free will join a handful of finalists for "The Sing-Off Live Tour!" that kicks off a 32-night run on Feb. 19 in Verona, N.Y.
Heading into the finale, "The Sing-Off" is averaging a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers overall, for a gain versus the prior cycle of 13% in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6) and 39% in total viewers (6.2 million vs. 4.5 million), according to "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research. In its various time slots, "The Sing-Off" has improved NBC's time-period performance versus one year ago by an average of 20% in 18-49 rating (1.8 vs. 1.5) and 18% in total viewers (6.2 million vs. 5.3 million).
Judges for "The Sing-Off" are Jewel, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman. Nick Lachey serves as host.
"The Sing-Off" is produced by One Three Media (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company) along with Outlaw Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.
Mark Burnett (NBC's "The Voice") is the executive producer. Deb Newmyer, Sam Weisman and Jane Mun are also executive producers.
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