Jewel Joins NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’

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NBC has added Jewel to their new competition series The Sing-Off. The singer and ‘Ring of Fire’ actress joins reality star Nick Lachey as host. Jewel has signed on to judge the forthcoming competition series with R&B singer Shawn Stockman and artist Ben Folds.

“There are very few musical artists as accomplished and talented as Jewel. Her addition to ‘The Sing-Off’ judges panel, along with our stellar team of Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds, raises the showmanship of the series up another notch,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s President of Alternative and Late Night Programming. “The musical credentials of Nick Lachey are extraordinary and his continued contributions to the show as host remain a huge asset.”

Mark Burnett, the executive producer behind ‘The Sing-Off’ was also happy to see jewel tapped to judge the talent. “I am so thrilled to welcome Jewel to our expert musical panel. Jewel is one of America’s greatest singer songwriters and is an amazing storyteller. In company with the incredible talent of Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Nick Lachey this season of ‘The Sing-Off’ is sure to be its best yet.”

‘The Sing-Off’ features the country’s top a cappella groups as they put their own spin on well known songs with the top contender awarded a recording contract and the prize of $100,000. The competition does not allow lip-synching, back-up bands or a safety net of any kind for the contestants.