Huffington Post reports that Jewel has been recruited for the Sing-Off.
The Sing-Off is a competition show that features talented a capella groups, all of the trying to earn the $100,000 prize and a record deal. NBC cancelled the show last year, but has revived it for a 4th season that premieres in December, according to Entertainment Weekly. Jewel will be replacing singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles as a judge.
“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,” Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said in a statement. “The musical credentials of Nick Lachey are extraordinary and his continued contributions to the show as host remains a huge asset.”
Executive producer Mark Burnett said in a statement, “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.”