Davidson graduate's group advances to third round of 'The Sing-Off'

An Augustan performed on NBC’s The Sing-Off Monday night, and his group advanced to the third round.


Jamal Moore, a John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School graduate, was mentioned by all three of the judges for his role in the University of Rochester YellowJackets’ two performances.

The 15 members of the group first sang Dynamite by Taio Cruz, for the pop music theme.

“I really think Jamal’s voice is very interesting,” judge Ben Folds said of the performance.

For their second act, the group performed the ’60s classic Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You by Frankie Valli for the other Monday theme, “Radio Hits of the ’60s.”

Sara Bareilles pointed out Moore as bandleader for making the performance “polished and seamless.”

The Sing-Off features 16 of the country’s best a capella groups performing popular songs. The groups compete for America’s vote, and the winner receives a Sony Music recording contract and $100,000, according to the show’s Web site.

The YellowJackets advanced from the first round two weeks ago. In the second round, 12 acts are competing. Six performed Monday night, with one being eliminated, and the other six will appear next Monday.

Locally, Moore also received voice instruction from Patti Myers, a professor at Augusta State University.