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Being a member of DU a cappella group the Idiosingcrasies was sophomore Katie Turley’s ticket to appearing on season three of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” but not in the way she expected.

While the DU ensemble was recording its debut CD with local music producer Tony Huerta, Huerta asked Turley if she wanted to be part of a new group he was putting together specifically to audition for the NBC competition show for a cappella singing groups. Turley agreed and soon found herself one of the eight members of Urban Method, one of 16 vocal groups competing on the new “Sing-Off” season, which debuts Sept. 19.

While many of the other groups in the competition have been singing together for years, Urban Method was formed in early May, just weeks before auditions closed.

“The day that we sent in our audition tape was the first day we had all actually sung together,” says Turley, a vocal performance major who starred in DU’s winter musical, Side Show, in February. “We would have rehearsals and one person would be missing or two people would be missing. We all learned our parts individually, and we all got together and ran them a few times and worked out dynamics, and then we recorded three songs and we sent it in.”

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