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While "The Sing-Off" was never officially canceled by NBC, things looked grim for the a cappella singing competition, which hadn't aired since November 2011. Luckily for a-ca-ballers and a-ca-followers everywhere, the film "Pitch Perfect" became a box-office beast: Its "Cups" song was omnipresent, "Glee" continued to keep the beat on the small screen, and "Sing-Off" Season 3 winner Pentatonix became a bona fide YouTube phenomenon. We're guessing NBC couldn't ignore those numbers, so the series was saved from certain tone death.

"It's exciting to see what I think is a renaissance in a cappella music and to think the little engine that could, 'The Sing-Off,' has been part of spawning that renaissance," the show's host, Nick Lachey, said during a set visit held last August when the new installment was being filmed. "We all do this because we have real passion for music and a cappella, and it's pretty cool to see what people are interpreting a cappella to be. It's great to be back."

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