Throwback Thursday: Pentatonix

A little more than 4 years ago, on the second third-season episode of a cappella competition “The Sing-Off,” a group called Pentatonix stepped on stage for the first time. One of 8 groups making their debut that night, they sang a cover of “ET” by Katy Perry. Back then, I was doing regular recaps of the…

American Idol Top 9 Recap: In The Air Tonight

Last night while watching “American Idol,” I was admittedly very tired. I was running on precious little sleep due to a paper I had to do the night before, etc. Thus I can be forgiven in thinking that the following things that began last night’s “Idol” 80s Week telecast were just a very, very bad dream:…

Play List: More of My Favorite Christmas Albums

Remember when I said that I would get a new favorite Christmas albums post out before it got too late to enjoy it before Christmas came? So that didn’t quite happen…it’s Christmas Eve. But you still have a day or two (or more, if you’re the kind of person that keeps listening to holiday music…

“The Sing-Off” Holiday Special Recap: Sing

It’s been a while, folks, since I’ve gotten to sit down and watch “TV’s number one a cappella competition” (AKA its only one, Nick Lachey…). I was a loyal watcher (and recapper) of seasons 2 and 3 of “The Sing-Off,” but then I went off to Peru, and thus was not here in the States for…

Cover Stories: Christmas Edition!

Remember when I said I was going to go all out for the Christmas season this year on Harmony Avenue? In fairness, I’ve done much more than I did last year. Still, it hasn’t been quite all I’ve hoped…but that’ s OK. Since it’s only two days before the big day (and I still haven’t…

“The Sing-Off Christmas” Recap: Good Feeling

So, I lied. I was planning not to recap this, but I knew that I’d probably end up doing so anyway. And I did. Blame the live-tweeting I started doing spur-of-the-moment, and ended up continuing throughout the whole show. It was my gateway drug. And now I’ve mentioned drugs in the first paragraph. Go me?…

“The Sing-Off” Season 3 Finale Recap: Eye of the Tiger

After 2 long months of a cappella goodness (and just as much a cappella heartbreak), some great music, some OK music, and some incredibly outstanding music…Season 3 of “The Sing-Off” has finally come to a close, and with tonight’s finale, brought an often uneven, but ultimately rewarding, season to a fitting end. Who took the…

Holiday Song of the Day: “Love Is Christmas”

Lest you forget that I actually make posts on this blog that actually aren’t about that one “Sing-Off” show, here’s a quick Song of the Day to kick off the Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/whatever holiday you choose to celebrate season. Last year I kept Harmony Avenue’s Christmas festivities kind of low-key, but this year I plan to make…

“The Sing-Off” Season 3, Episode 10 Recap: We’ve Only Just Begun

Last night, “The Sing-Off” whittled its 4 semifinalist groups down to 3 finalists, and it’s a lovely finale we have before us…Afro-Blue, Pentatonix, and Delilah. I can’t wait for next… Oh, that’s right. Delilah got eliminated two weeks ago. Sorry about that. I’m still in denial. OK, well then, the final 3 must be Afro-Blue,…

“The Sing-Off” Season 3, Episode 9 Recap: Every Little Step

This is ridiculous. Absolutely RIDICULOUS. You know what I’m talking about. Yeah, you over there. It’s what I’ve been harping on since the competition began, and it’s what’s been bringing down this otherwise wonderful third season of “The Sing-Off” for me. Almost every week this season since the groups combined, a group ranging from good…

“The Sing-Off” Season 3, Episode 8 Recap: Dream On

I’m not happy right now. Well, actually I am overall, because of this delightful piece of news here in my home state of Arizona. (Sorry to get all political on y’all for a fleeting second, but I couldn’t resist celebrating.) But about “The Sing-Off”…hmmm. Not so much. The result Monday night was a miscarriage of…