October 20, 2011
Local Fans Following Vocal Point on NBC's The Sing Off
Brigham Young University's (BYU) a cappella group Vocal Point made plenty of fans in Memphis this summer with a concert stop. The ranks of fans likely swelled significantly more this fall when the group made a national splash on NBC's music reality show "The Sing-Off"
The nine-man group was selected as one of the 16 groups to compete in the third season of the popular TV program, which began airing on September 19th. The group made the initial cuts through the first four episodes, and was among the final 10 groups to perform in the current episode that ran October 17th.
"I was heading to the lumber yard, when a car pulled up and the driver told me they were following 'our guys' on television," said Dr. Harlo Donelson. "It's amazing how much impact their visit had on those who saw the concert."
Donelson, who booked the group's concert stop in June, said it was one of the most popular performances of the theater's annual concert schedule.
"Folks have made it very clear that they want these guys back in Memphis," Donelson stated. He added that he started working immediately following the June concert to bring Vocal Point back to Memphis for another stop in 2012.