Shawn Stockman and two of his Boyz II Men compadres sang their classic “Motown Philly” with Committed on backup. It was a fun arrangement, and the styles of these two groups were a seamless blend.
Nicole Scherzinger sang ““Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Jerry Lawson & Talk of the Town. She threw in a little Diana Ross on top of the Tammi Terrell in this version…it’s a good ol’ diva moment, and she killed it. I know she can come off a little ditzy sometimes, but this woman is just wicked talented.
Ben Folds joined Street Corner Symphony on “Consider you Gone”. Ben Folds has this weird thing where his singing voice sounds almost exactly like his speaking voice. He’s less gifted vocally, perhaps, but he’s more of a musician, composer, arranger and storyteller. And he does a great job judging this competition.