Sara Bareilles is reportedly leaving NBC’s The Sing-Off.
The singer is said to be parting ways with the talent competition in order to put more focus on her music. Bareilles joined the TV show for season three. However, she will not be returning for another go-around later this year.
The Grammy-nominated musician was brought in last season to replace Nicole Scherzinger after she decided to sign on for The X Factor at FOX.
Sara Bareilles was a member of a coed a capella group during her days at the University of Southern California. The singer displayed her knowledge of craft while judging contestants alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman.
Although Sara Bareilles is leaving the The Sing-Off in order to focus more on her own career, the show is definitely not down for the count. In fact, fans of the a capella competition can expect some changes during next season.
Mark Burnett, the man behind Survivor and the miniseries The Bible, is taking the reins of the program next season. The show is expected to undergo some alterations before it returns to the small screen for season four towards the end of 2013.
“‘The Sing-Off’ showcases great talent and a musical form I love. It’s very special, and we’re excited to be involved,” Burnett said in a statement last month.
It’s currently unknown if Folds, Stockman, or host Nick Lacey will return for the next season.
Although an insider has stated that Sara Bareilles is leaving The Sing-Off in order to focus on her music, nothing official has been announced by either the singer or the network. However, the musician has scheduled an 18-city tour to promote her upcoming album. The collection of tunes is expected to be released sometime this spring.
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