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Sixteen a cappella groups will try to win “The Sing-Off,” NBC’s music competition show. One — Vocal Point — will try to represent Brigham Young University and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Absolutely,” said McKay Crockett, a Vocal Point tenor. “This may the first time that many people know what a Mormon young man looks like. We want to be ourselves and portray the church in a very positive way.”

Interacting with the members of the other 15 groups has been “a great opportunity to exchange beliefs between not only religions but with people who just want to know who we are,” Crockett said. “And what Mormons do and how Mormons act. And they realize we’re a lot like they are.”

After airing four episodes in 2009 and five in 2010, “The Sing-Off” returns with an 11-episode season this fall. Nick Lachey is the host; the judges are Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman.

With the longer season, the show has expanded from 10 to 16 groups, said executive producer Joel Gallen. That will allow the singers to showcase more genres of music, from rock to country to hip-hop.

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