As far as replacing former judge Nicole Scherzinger on the panel, Bareilles "didn't psyche [herself] out," mentioning that her and Scherzinger are two different kinds of entertainers and artists. The "Love Song" singer says she completely respects what the Pussy Cat Doll brought to the show and didn't try to fill her shoes. Bareilles brings a varied edge to the critiques, and as her first finale as a judge gets closer, she's "thrilled that we're going fully live." Bareilles is no stranger to The Sing Off finale as she performed during season two.
Don't worry fans; November 28 is not the end of your a cappella obsession. The Sing-Off Christmas, which will air a week later on December 5, will bring together your favorite groups from this season and seasons past, along with special appearances by the judges. Lachey says that this special will be a "great chance for us to collaborate and all have fun together." Talking collaborations, Bareilles and Lachey are huge fans of each others' work and are not opposed to working together on new music in the future. They just like to keep their fans on their toes.
So, are your excited for The Sing-Off finale and Christmas special?