HomePutting on Aires: Down-to-earth Dartmouth group makes it to ‘Sing-Off’ TV finale

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Portland's Michael Odokara-Okigbo can't achieve his dreams of a singing career on talent alone.

He needs our help.

Odokara-Okigbo and his a cappella cohorts the Dartmouth Aires have made it to the finals of NBC's "The Sing-Off," and now are one of just three groups vying for the grand prize of $200,000 in cash and a Sony Music recording contract.

But unlike all previous episodes, in which a panel of celebrity judges decided who advanced in the contest, the winner will be chosen by viewers before the live finale airs at 8 p.m. Monday. NBC is allowing America to vote for the winners right now, online or by phone, until 9 a.m. Sunday.

So that means even though Odokara-Okigbo will be performing in the finale, the competition will already be over.

"The finale for us will be a celebration of this whole situation. We're just so excited to have made it this far," Odokara-Okigbo said in a phone interview Wednesday during a five-minute break in Hollywood from rehearsals for the live finale. "People can vote from now until Sunday."

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