“The Sing-Off” returned for its second season premiere last night, and I’m sad to say that 8.6 million viewers tuned in to watch two hours of a capella singing and Nick Lachey pointing at the camera before throwing to commercial. That’s a 22% rise over last year, and lifted NBC into second place for the night, behind CBS.
But you know what? Me saying bad things about Nick Lachey and a capella music doesn’t really do justice to the extent of the show’s awfulness. No, you must witness an all-male group perform an intricately choreographed version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” to understand what I’m talking about (unbelievably gay video below). In fact, I think the show deserves a subtitle — “The Sing-Off: White Guys in Matching Cardigans Sing Lady Gaga and Making Kitty Claw Scratching Motions With Their Hands.” I finally understand why the government cut subsidies for the arts.
NBC will probably pull the plug on this video, so here’s all you really need to see: