Episode 4 Pitch Battle


Episode 4

Six choirs and groups battle it out in a series of vocal challenges and must impress judges Gareth Malone, Kelis and Seal to win a place in the grand final.


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All-out warfare has broken out between Britain's best choirs

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and vocal harmony groups as they fight for choral supremacy.

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-You blew my mind.

-Game changing.

-Wow!

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So far, three groups have seized a place

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in the live Pitch Battle final.

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Leeds Contemporary Singers with their superstar judge, Will Young.

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# Make it evergreen... #

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Scot Soul with Chaka Khan.

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# Makes me feel this way... #

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And last week's victors, All The King's Men, with Bebe Rexha.

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# Ohh-ohh... #

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Tonight, another six groups enter the heat of battle.

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But who will live to fight another day?

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And who will beat a hasty retreat...

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Ooh-la-la, senorita! Guten Tag.

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..as they grapple to impress Gareth?

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-We've got to rock out.

-No-one knows that better than me.

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-Kelis...

-Neither one knows what you're talking about.

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..and tonight's superstar guest judge, Seal.

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#RealTalk, you have to be right on it.

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So, let Pitch Battle commence.

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I'm going to disagree with Seal.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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# Dun, dun-dun-dun

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# Dun-dun-dun

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# Dun-dun-dun

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# I'm gonna fight 'em off

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# A seven-nation army couldn't hold me back

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# They're gonna rip it off

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# Doo, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

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# Taking their time right behind... #

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# I'm a survivor

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# I'm not gonna give up

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# I'm not gonna stop

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# I'm gonna work harder

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# I'm a survivor

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# I'm gonna make it

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# I will survive... #

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# Oh, no, not I

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# I will survive

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# As long as I know how to love

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# I know I'll stay alive

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# I'll stay alive

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# Cos I've got all my love to give

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# I will survive

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# I will survive... #

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-# Work it harder

-Make it stronger

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-# Do it faster

-Makes us stronger

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-# More than ever

-Hour after

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-# Our work is

-Never over

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-# Work it harder

-Make it better

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-# Do it faster

-Makes us stronger

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-# More than ever

-Hour after

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-# Our work is

-Never over... #

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# Makes me that much stronger

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# Makes me work a little bit harder

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# Makes me that much wiser

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# Thanks for making me a fighter

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# Made me learn a little bit faster

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# Made my skin a little bit thicker

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# Makes me that much smarter

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# Thanks for making me... #

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# It's the eye of the tiger

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# It's the thrill of the fight

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# Rising up to the challenge of our rivals

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# And the last known survivor Stalks his prey in the night

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# And he's watching us all with the eye

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# Of the tiger

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# I'm a survivor

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# Of the tiger

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# I will survive

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# Gonna make it

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# I'm a survivor

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# Of the tiger

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# I will survive

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# Gonna make it

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# Survive

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# Survivor

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# Survivor

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# I'm gonna

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# I'm a survivor

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# I'm gonna make it

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# I will survive

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# Keep on surviving. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Oh, my wings are flapping with excitement.

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Now, thank you so much to all of tonight's six amazing vocal groups.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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And to the pitch perfect Deke Sharon,

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our series musical director, for that brilliant

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opening battle mash-up.

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Thank you. Thank you.

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Thank you.

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Deke, what can we expect?

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-We have an amazing array of groups, Mel.

-Tell me.

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We have a gospel powerhouse, we have a teen show choir,

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we've got a country girl quartet,

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we've got musical theatre ensemble.

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-Stop it.

-We have an adult pop choir.

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And university a cappella.

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Now, sit back on your stool, Deke, now, that's quite enough.

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Six of the Britain's best choirs and vocal groups

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are about to engage in some choral combat

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and battle it out over a series of

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do-or-die, sing-or-be-sung-off vocal challenges.

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Only one group will make it through to the live final

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where they'll be in with a chance of taking home

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the amazing £50,000 cash prize...

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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..and being one step closer

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to being crowned champions of Pitch Battle 2017.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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And deciding the fate of our groups,

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our three musical maestros.

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She's the former choir girl who went on to become

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a multi-award-winning music star, it's Kelis.

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Hoping to bring some perfect harmony to our panel,

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it's the majestic Gareth Malone.

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-Oh, Gareth.

-Hello.

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Two judges, we need one more.

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Joining them tonight is an international musical sensation.

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He's sold more than 30 million records worldwide,

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he's won Brit awards, Grammy awards, you name it, he's won it.

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It's the magnificent Seal.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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I feel very honoured to be this guest judge.

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I am expecting passion.

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I want to hear the dynamic ability of each group,

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a combination of voices, that spark.

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It is a battle. Show me what you've got.

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It's this week's superstar guest judge, Seal.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Seal, ladies and gentlemen.

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-Oh, Seal, can I just say, my love...

-Go on, love.

-..in the early '90s,

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we listened to your music literally on a loop.

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-I was your jam, was I?

-You were my jam.

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And I'll be your bread.

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LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

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Seal, ladies and gentlemen.

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It's time for some choral combat.

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And battle one, the showstoppers.

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Our first two contenders are about to go head-to-head.

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They'll each perform their showstopper

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before battling it out in the action-packed, dramatic riff-off.

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Our judges will then decide which group packed the biggest vocal punch

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and deserves to go through to tonight's solo battles

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and who must pack their bags and go home.

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-AUDIENCE:

-Aww!

-I know.

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Battling first are the Bristol Suspensions.

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And from Liverpool, Over The Water.

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We're the Bristol Suspensions.

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Whoo!

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We're a 16-piece a cappella group from the University of Bristol.

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Over the last two years, we've travelled

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up and down the country competing in national

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and international a cappella competitions.

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The competition day is always so much fun.

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We like to have a good time, but we do take it seriously.

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It is like proper, real-life Pitch Perfect.

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Every weekend, we like to go busking in Bristol city centre,

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so we can actually raise money to go on these trips.

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We love busking for the Bristol public,

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they're really supportive to us.

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We are so excited to be going head-to-head against another group.

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We're ready to do competitions, I'm pretty sure we're ready for it.

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-ALL:

-We're Over The Water.

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We're called Over The Water

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because half of us are from the Wirral...

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Yeah!

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..and the other half are from

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the other side of the Mersey in Liverpool.

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Yeah!

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We rehearse twice a week,

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all the Liverpool people get on the ferry and come over here

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and then the Wirral people get on the ferry over to Liverpool.

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We keep that ferry in business.

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As a choir, we're a really close-knit group,

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it's like one big family. And literally in some cases,

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cos I've got my sister here and my fiancee here.

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We span the generations, we've got students, we've got retired people.

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I'm a retired headteacher.

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The feeling that you get when you sing with the group

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is absolutely amazing.

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So much joy, so much passion.

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Are we ready to go into battle?

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Yes!

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-These are my people!

-LAUGHTER

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Up first, performing their showstopper Car Wash,

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it's our a cappella group, the Bristol Suspensions.

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# Here we go again

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# You might not ever get rich

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# Da da da da da

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# Let me tell you it's better than digging a ditch

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# Da da da da da

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# There ain't no telling who you might meet

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# A movie star or maybe a common thief

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# Working at the car wash

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# Whoa-oh, yeah, yeah

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# At the car wash, yeah

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# Yeah

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# At the car wash

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# Sing it with me now

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# Working at the car wash, yeah

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# Come summer, the work It's kind of hard

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# Da da da

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# This ain't no place to be

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# If you're planning on being a star

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# Let me tell you it's so ice cool

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# And the boss don't mind sometimes if you're acting like a fool

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# Working at the car wash

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# Oh, yeah

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# At the car wash, yeah

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# Yeah, yeah

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# At the car wash

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# Oooh, ooh, ooh

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# Working at the car wash, yeah

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# Said, said, said, sing

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-# Work and work

-Those cars never stop coming in

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-# Work and work

-Keep those rags and machines working

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-# Work and work

-My fingers to the bone

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-# Work and work

-Come on, I can't wait

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# Till it's time to go home

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# Hey, get your car washed today

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# Working at the car wash

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# Now. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Nice.

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Before we hear from our judges, here is their competition.

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Singing their showstopper, Cake By The Ocean,

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from Liverpool, it's our pop choir, Over The Water.

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# Dum, dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum

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# Oh, no

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# See you walking round like it's a funeral

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# Not so serious, girl Why those feet cold?

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# We're just getting started Don't you tiptoe

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# Tiptoe

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# Waste time with a masterpiece Don't waste time with a masterpiece

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# Huh!

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# You should be rolling with me You should be rolling with me

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# Talk to me, baby

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# I'm going blind from this sweet, sweet craving

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# Aha

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# Let's lose our minds And go crazy, crazy

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# Ay ay ay ay ah

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# Keep on hopin' We eat cake by the ocean

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# Red velvet, vanilla

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# Chocolate in my life

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# Funfetti, I'm ready I need it every night

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# Red velvet, vanilla

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# Ay ay ay ay ay ah

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# Keep on hopin' We'll eat cake by the ocean

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# Oooh, aha... #

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SCATS

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# Talk to me, boy

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# Talk to me, baby

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# I'm going blind from this sweet, sweet craving, aha

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# Let's lose our minds And go crazy, crazy

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# Ay ay ay ay ay ah

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# Keep on hopin' We'll eat cake by the ocean. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Oh, my goodness.

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Now, I noticed, Elle, that you hit

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some incredibly powerful high notes there.

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Do you have to clench something to get to them?

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Physically, how does that work?

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What are you doing, is it the diaphragm? What's going on?

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Most of the time it's just screaming,

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you've just got to go for it.

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Can you recreate at will? Can you do that? Do you fancy doing that?

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Come on, Elle, we want to see it again. Come on, Elle.

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Come on, this is Elle.

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# Ah-ah-ah! # I'll stop there.

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APPLAUSE

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Amazing. That actually shattered the right contact lens just there.

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Well done to all of you, that was really superb.

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Now, Jeanette, this is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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Something lovely is occurring down here.

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Now, how much longer till the birth?

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I've got a couple of weeks to go.

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A couple of weeks!

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APPLAUSE

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Jeanette...

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so it could be a case tonight of Over The Breaking Waters.

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Who would you like to be your midwife - Seal, Kelis or Gareth?

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-I'd have to go with Seal.

-Seal.

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I'd be glad to.

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Now, it's time to be placed under the bespectacled,

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owlish gaze of Gareth.

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Gareth, did Over The Water blow you out of the water?

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Yes. Both groups I thought did very well, so congratulations to both.

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I thought there was some great energy in your performance.

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A couple of moments when I wanted a little bit more tone.

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But certainly you had real commitment

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and I really enjoyed that.

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Great energy from you as well.

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I thought a couple of times a little bit of rushing going on.

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You need to stay in the groove, guys.

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But very, very good performances from both of you.

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Nice words from Gareth. Now, Kelis, two very different groups,

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a cappella over this side, pop choir over this side.

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Who rocked your boat?

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I think they were both great. You guys were fantastic.

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And I have to say, I have performed pregnant,

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so I know what that's like. You killed it.

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I think the energy was great with both.

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You guys are all really fun to watch.

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You know when the baby is growing,

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it can sometimes reduce your lung capacity.

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-Is it hard to sing?

-Yeah, it's a fight,

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it's like I'm winning here.

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-Yes.

-It's hard.

-Seal, lovely Seal.

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Speaking as someone who hasn't performed pregnant...

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I thought... I thoroughly enjoyed both performances.

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Over The Water, I do feel that you rushed a little bit.

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And perhaps maybe not as much energy as Bristol Suspensions.

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But I thoroughly enjoyed it and congratulations to you

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for singing a cappella, I thought that was really incredible.

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APPLAUSE

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Oh, now, only one of these groups will go through

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to the solo battles later tonight.

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The other is about to be knocked out of the competition.

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Their fate will be decided by a no-holds-barred-themed riff-off.

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So, gang, let's reveal what your theme is.

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Have a look at this.

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And the theme is...

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Buonasera, bonsoir, ooh-a-la, senorita, und guten Tag.

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It's foreign languages, guys.

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Now, remember, only one group will go through to the solo battles.

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Time to find out who is speaking the judges' language.

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Good luck, guys.

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# Hey, sister, go, sister

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# Soul sister, go sister

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# Come on

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# Oh, yeah

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# Voulez-vous coucher avec moi Ce soir?

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# Voulez-vous coucher avec moi

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# Hey, yeah

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# Creole Lady Marmalade

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# Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

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# Oh-oh, yeah... #

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# Oooh

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# Voulez-vous

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# Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba

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# Take it now or leave it

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# Now it's all we get

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# Nothing promised, no regrets

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# Voulez-vous

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# Aha, ain't no big decision

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# Aha, you know what to do

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# La question, c'est voulez-vous

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# Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba

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# Voulez-vous

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# Voulez-vous

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# Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba Ba-ba-ba-ba. #

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# Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba

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# Comme te po' capi chi te vo bene

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# Ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba-ba

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# Si tu le parle 'mmiezzo americano?

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# Ba-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba-ba

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# Quando se fa l'ammore sotto 'a luna

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# Come te vene 'capa e di "I love you!?"

0:19:500:19:52

# Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba # Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, da!

0:19:520:19:55

# Pa pa l'americano... #

0:19:550:19:56

INDISTINCT

0:19:560:19:59

# Whisky soda e rock'n'roll

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-# Whisky soda e rock'n'roll

-Ba-ba-ba-ba

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# Whisky soda e rock'n'roll

0:20:030:20:05

# Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, ba! #

0:20:050:20:08

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:20:080:20:11

# Ooh, doo-doo

0:20:130:20:17

# I am actually good

0:20:170:20:20

# Can't help it if we're tilted

0:20:200:20:22

# I am actually good

0:20:220:20:25

# Can't help it if we're tilted

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# Tsch-tsch

0:20:280:20:29

# Nous et la man on est de sortie

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# Pire qu'une simple moitie on compte a demi-demi

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# Pile sur un des bas cotes comme des origamis

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# Le bras tendu parait casse tout n'est qu'epis

0:20:350:20:38

# We are actually good

0:20:380:20:39

# Can't help it we're tilted

0:20:390:20:42

# I am actually good

0:20:420:20:44

# Can't help it if we're tilted. #

0:20:440:20:47

CHEERING

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# Shakira, Shakira

0:20:500:20:53

# I never really knew that she could dance like this

0:20:530:20:56

# She makes a man want to speak Spanish

0:20:560:20:59

-# Como se llama

-Si

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-# Bonita

-Si

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-# Mi casa

-Shakira, Shakira

0:21:020:21:04

# I'm on tonight My hips don't lie

0:21:040:21:08

# And I'm starting to feel it's right

0:21:080:21:10

# Baby on, let's go real slow

0:21:100:21:12

# Baby, like this is perfecto

0:21:120:21:15

# Oh, you know I'm on tonight

0:21:150:21:17

# My hips don't lie I'm starting to feel it's right

0:21:170:21:20

# The attraction, the tension

0:21:200:21:23

# Baby, like, this is perfection. #

0:21:230:21:25

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:21:250:21:28

# Er war ein Punker Und er lebte in der grossen Stadt

0:21:280:21:32

# Es war in Wien Wo er alles tat

0:21:320:21:34

# Er hatte Schulden denn er trank Doch ihn liebten alle Frauen

0:21:340:21:37

# Und jede rief "Come and rock me, Amadeus"

0:21:370:21:39

# Amadeus, Amadeus Amadeus

0:21:390:21:42

# Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus

0:21:420:21:45

# Amadeus, Amadeus Oh-oh, Amadeus

0:21:450:21:48

# Come and rock me, Amadeus

0:21:480:21:50

# Amadeus, Amadeus Amadeus

0:21:500:21:52

# Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus

0:21:520:21:55

# Amadeus, Amadeus, Amadeus Oh-oh-oh, Amadeus. #

0:21:550:21:58

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:21:590:22:02

Now that's what we call a riff-off. It's the new fad of the century.

0:22:070:22:11

This Suspensions came out swinging and smashed it with Lady Marmalade.

0:22:110:22:15

And then our friends from Liverpool snuck in a sucker punch

0:22:150:22:18

with little Molly coming out rapping.

0:22:180:22:20

You've got to love it.

0:22:200:22:21

So much to discuss there, lads.

0:22:230:22:26

I need very briefly to speak to Len.

0:22:260:22:29

Len, please come forward.

0:22:290:22:31

CHEERING

0:22:310:22:33

Len, what I enjoyed particularly

0:22:330:22:36

from your performance and the dancing,

0:22:360:22:38

we were just treated to a little bit of stomach coming through.

0:22:380:22:43

So hang on, let's just tuck it away, Len, you did extremely well.

0:22:430:22:47

Cracking good dance moves. Good work from Len.

0:22:470:22:50

Molly, not only were you rapping,

0:22:520:22:56

but you were rapping in French.

0:22:560:22:58

-Indeed.

-Tu parles le francais?

0:22:580:23:00

-I don't actually speak French.

-Doesn't speak French.

0:23:000:23:04

So that was very convincing.

0:23:040:23:06

-Yeah.

-Can you give us a bit more of the French rap?

0:23:060:23:08

# Nous et la man on est de sortie

0:23:080:23:10

# Pire qu'une simple moitie on compte a demi-demi

0:23:100:23:12

# Pile sur un des bas cotes comme des origamis

0:23:120:23:15

# Le bras tendu parait casse tout n'est qu'epis. #

0:23:150:23:17

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:23:170:23:19

And you've absolutely no idea what you were saying.

0:23:210:23:24

-Something about a dodgy arm.

-Something about a dodgy arm.

0:23:240:23:27

LAUGHTER

0:23:270:23:30

Is she always like this? Yeah, OK.

0:23:300:23:33

Now, Bristol Suspensions, so, so good.

0:23:330:23:37

Stanford here was doing some amazing dancing.

0:23:370:23:41

Well done, Stanford, you look slightly out of breath, my love.

0:23:410:23:44

It takes a lot to wiggle that way.

0:23:440:23:46

Well, Bristol Suspensions, you did fantastically well.

0:23:480:23:51

Gareth, did one group steal it for you?

0:23:510:23:54

I thought both groups had lots to recommend them.

0:23:540:23:57

I did think that there were problems on both sides.

0:23:570:24:00

There were little moments of tuning that both groups had.

0:24:000:24:03

I loved the community spirit over here, it really comes through.

0:24:030:24:06

Hugely entertaining, really great.

0:24:060:24:08

I particularly enjoyed Shakira. It's a tough one.

0:24:080:24:11

Thank you very much, Gareth.

0:24:110:24:13

Now, Kelis, did they surpass your expectations?

0:24:130:24:16

They did. I mean, you guys are all so fun to watch.

0:24:160:24:19

I want to hang out with you guys, you guys are so warm

0:24:190:24:22

and there's a real honesty that comes through that I love.

0:24:220:24:24

And I have to say, you guys nailed it, it was fantastic.

0:24:240:24:28

It's a really hard decision.

0:24:280:24:30

Seal, if you had to pick a standout moment, what would it be?

0:24:300:24:34

A standout moment for me was when the Bristol Suspensions

0:24:340:24:37

basically came out of the gate, I mean, you ran out of the gate.

0:24:370:24:41

I thought you really set the tone, and, to be honest, I thought

0:24:410:24:44

you guys over there seemed a little bit taken by surprise at first,

0:24:440:24:48

but then you seemed to pull it together,

0:24:480:24:50

which was really good, and showed the fight.

0:24:500:24:52

Ultimately, you both looked great,

0:24:520:24:54

and when you look back, I think you'll be quite proud of yourselves.

0:24:540:24:58

Now, only one of them will go through

0:24:580:25:00

to the solo battles later on.

0:25:000:25:02

OK.

0:25:040:25:05

Gareth, which group do you want to go through

0:25:060:25:10

to the solo battles tonight?

0:25:100:25:12

One of the groups I felt had the technical edge,

0:25:120:25:16

and that group was...

0:25:160:25:17

..the Bristol Suspensions.

0:25:220:25:23

CHEERING

0:25:230:25:24

Well done, Suspensions.

0:25:240:25:26

Kelis, who do you think deserves a place

0:25:290:25:31

in those solo battles later on?

0:25:310:25:34

-SHE SIGHS

-Well, it's definitely been a really hard decision,

0:25:340:25:37

but I have to agree with Gareth -

0:25:370:25:39

I'm going to go with the Bristol Suspensions.

0:25:390:25:41

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:25:410:25:42

OK.

0:25:440:25:46

We have a decision, but Seal, out of interest, who would you have chosen?

0:25:460:25:50

I feel like you just have to give the edge to Bristol Suspensions.

0:25:500:25:53

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:25:530:25:56

Over The Water, it has been so lovely having you on the show.

0:25:590:26:02

Thank you.

0:26:020:26:04

We've really enjoyed having you here,

0:26:050:26:07

but going through is Bristol Suspensions.

0:26:070:26:11

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:26:110:26:12

Congratulations, guys. You put up a very strong fight.

0:26:120:26:17

It's time for battle two.

0:26:190:26:20

Let's meet our next two groups ready to go head-to-head on Pitch Battle.

0:26:200:26:25

From Milton Keynes, it's Perfect 6th.

0:26:250:26:28

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:26:280:26:30

And from London, The Savannahs.

0:26:300:26:33

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:26:330:26:34

We're Perfect 6th.

0:26:360:26:37

THEY CHEER

0:26:370:26:39

We're a big group of sixth form students from Milton Keynes.

0:26:400:26:43

We're one of the youngest groups,

0:26:430:26:44

so we're going to bring loads of fun and energy to the stage.

0:26:440:26:47

We have quite a current twist on musical theatre.

0:26:470:26:50

We're down with the kids!

0:26:500:26:52

THEY LAUGH

0:26:520:26:54

In college, we train in dance, singing and acting.

0:26:550:26:59

James is our tutor and our course leader.

0:26:590:27:02

I want these guys to just hit that stage, have the time of their lives,

0:27:020:27:06

and just give it absolutely everything they've got.

0:27:060:27:08

All of us have part-time jobs,

0:27:080:27:11

but we also actually do spend quite a lot of time together.

0:27:110:27:14

We're going to be doing one of the biggest songs of the last few years,

0:27:150:27:19

and we're going to be up against

0:27:190:27:20

some of the best vocal groups in the country, but we're ready.

0:27:200:27:23

THEY CHEER

0:27:230:27:25

-ALL:

-We're The Savannahs.

0:27:290:27:31

Where a country roots band

0:27:310:27:32

bringing our country roots sound to Pitch Battle.

0:27:320:27:35

We're all individual singer-songwriters.

0:27:350:27:37

We met in London.

0:27:370:27:38

Singing with these girls is new to me, and I'm absolutely loving it.

0:27:380:27:41

I think Rebecca is kind of the mother hen of the group.

0:27:420:27:46

I'm a medical doctor.

0:27:460:27:47

I work lots of long shifts,

0:27:470:27:49

but absolutely love rehearsing with the other girls for The Savannahs.

0:27:490:27:52

Our country influences are definitely Ryan Adams,

0:27:530:27:57

Johnny Cash...

0:27:570:27:58

I think we all really love and respect Dolly Parton.

0:27:580:28:00

She has an incredible voice.

0:28:000:28:02

By scale, we're quite small in comparison

0:28:030:28:05

to some of the other groups, but we have something that's really unique.

0:28:050:28:08

We think we're quite powerful - just, even though we're four,

0:28:080:28:11

we bring something that's really special.

0:28:110:28:13

Up first, performing their version of Uptown Funk,

0:28:230:28:26

from Milton Keynes, it's our all-singing and dancing show choir,

0:28:260:28:30

Perfect 6th!

0:28:300:28:32

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:28:320:28:34

# This hit, that ice cold

0:28:350:28:38

# Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold

0:28:380:28:40

# This one's for them hood girls

0:28:400:28:42

# Them good girls straight masterpieces

0:28:420:28:46

ALL: # Stylin', whilein' Livin' it up in the city

0:28:460:28:50

# Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent I gotta kiss myself, I'm so pretty

0:28:500:28:55

# Too hot, hot damn Called a police and a fireman

0:28:550:28:59

# Too hot, hot damn Make a dragon wanna retire man

0:28:590:29:03

# Too hot, too hot, too hot

0:29:030:29:06

# Say my name you know who I am

0:29:060:29:08

# Too hot, hot damn

0:29:080:29:10

# Am I bad about that money?

0:29:100:29:12

# Break it down

0:29:120:29:13

-# Girls hit your hallelujah

-Whoo

0:29:130:29:14

-# Boys hit your hallelujah

-Yeah

0:29:140:29:17

# Girls hit your hallelujah

0:29:170:29:19

# Cos uptown funk gon' give it to you

0:29:190:29:21

# Cos uptown funk gon' give it to you

0:29:210:29:23

# Saturday night and we in the spot

0:29:230:29:25

# Don't believe me just watch

0:29:250:29:28

# Gonna give it to you Dance, jump on it

0:29:280:29:30

# If you sexy then flaunt it

0:29:300:29:32

# If you freaky then own it

0:29:320:29:34

# Hey, hey, hey, oh

0:29:340:29:36

# Uptown funk you up Uptown funk you up

0:29:360:29:40

# Say what?

0:29:400:29:41

# Uptown funk you up

0:29:410:29:43

-# Don't believe me just watch

-Gonna give it to you

0:29:430:29:45

-# Don't believe me just watch

-Gonna give it to you

0:29:450:29:47

-# Don't believe me just watch

-Gonna give it to you

0:29:470:29:49

-# Don't believe me just watch

-Gonna give it to you

0:29:490:29:52

# Oh

0:29:520:29:53

# Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

0:29:530:29:58

# Don't believe me just watch

0:29:580:30:00

# Come on! #

0:30:000:30:01

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:30:010:30:04

That was great!

0:30:070:30:09

Now, time to hear from the competition.

0:30:120:30:15

Performing their show-stopper, Wake Me Up,

0:30:150:30:18

it's our country group, The Savannahs.

0:30:180:30:21

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:30:210:30:23

# Feeling my way through the darkness

0:30:280:30:32

# Guided by a beating heart

0:30:320:30:36

# I can't tell where the journey will end

0:30:360:30:40

But I know where to start

0:30:400:30:44

# They tell me I'm too young to understand

0:30:440:30:48

# They say I'm caught up in a dream

0:30:480:30:52

# Life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes

0:30:520:30:57

# Well, that's fine by me

0:30:570:30:59

ALL: # So wake me up when it's all over

0:30:590:31:03

# When I'm wiser and I'm older

0:31:030:31:07

# All this time I was finding myself

0:31:070:31:11

# And I

0:31:110:31:12

# I didn't know I was lost

0:31:120:31:15

# So wake me up when it's all over

0:31:150:31:19

# When I'm wiser and I'm older

0:31:190:31:23

# All this time I was finding myself

0:31:230:31:28

# I didn't know I was lost

0:31:280:31:32

# Ba-ba-da-da-da-da

0:31:320:31:35

# Ba-da-da-da-da

0:31:350:31:36

# Ba-ba-da-da-da-da

0:31:360:31:38

# Ba-da-da-da-da

0:31:380:31:40

# Ba-ba-da-da-da-da

0:31:400:31:42

# Ba-da-da-da-da

0:31:420:31:44

# I didn't know I was lost

0:31:440:31:48

# I didn't know I was lost

0:31:480:31:50

# I didn't know I was

0:31:500:31:53

# Lost. #

0:31:530:31:56

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:31:580:32:00

Now...

0:32:110:32:13

Savannahs, you took a dance anthem, and you slowed it down...

0:32:130:32:17

IN SOUTHERN DRAWL: ..and you hoed it right down.

0:32:170:32:20

LAUGHTER

0:32:200:32:21

Now, Hannah, Hannah, please come forward.

0:32:210:32:23

Hannah Savannah - that works, doesn't it? Hannah Savannah.

0:32:230:32:27

How was that for you, Hannah?

0:32:270:32:29

We loved it, absolutely loved it.

0:32:290:32:30

Just such a buzz, it's just...

0:32:300:32:31

The whole thing, the whole experience has just been incredible.

0:32:310:32:34

Amazing. Well, well done. It was a beautiful thing well done.

0:32:340:32:37

Now, Perfect 6th.

0:32:370:32:39

We have Tay... CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:32:390:32:41

-Hello, Tay.

-You all right? How are you?

0:32:410:32:43

I'm really good, Tay.

0:32:430:32:45

TO TUNE OF RESPECTABLE BY MEL & KIM: # Tay, Tay, Tay, Tay

0:32:450:32:47

# Tay, Tay, Tay, Tay... #

0:32:470:32:49

-Literally, that will mean nothing to you.

-No, I know it.

0:32:490:32:51

Everyone I know sings it, every time they see me,

0:32:510:32:54

they're like, "Tay - song."

0:32:540:32:55

So what you're saying is, what I did there was just very old hat.

0:32:550:32:58

Thanks a lot, Tay! LAUGHTER

0:32:580:33:01

Now, you were all fierce,

0:33:020:33:06

but, Kelis, for you, who was it that packed the biggest vocal punch?

0:33:060:33:11

Well, you guys both did a great job.

0:33:110:33:13

I mean, you guys are like sugar and sprinkles,

0:33:130:33:16

and you guys look fantastic. I think...

0:33:160:33:18

Yeah, I mean, this is going to be really hard.

0:33:180:33:20

I have to say I was worried about the song choice at first,

0:33:200:33:23

but I think you guys really pulled it off,

0:33:230:33:25

and it was actually really exciting.

0:33:250:33:27

And then, I guess, my notes for The Savannahs -

0:33:270:33:29

I think there were some blending issues.

0:33:290:33:31

There's four of you, so you have a real opportunity

0:33:310:33:33

to really listen to each other, and just kind of like...

0:33:330:33:37

get in sync with each other.

0:33:370:33:38

Seal, this is not going to be an easy decision, is it?

0:33:380:33:41

No, it isn't going to be an easy decision.

0:33:410:33:44

I feel that in the case of Perfect 6th,

0:33:440:33:47

I think it was a brave choice.

0:33:470:33:48

I'm not sure whether it was necessarily the right one.

0:33:480:33:51

You know, #RealTalk for a second -

0:33:510:33:53

Uptown Funk is a great song,

0:33:530:33:55

but not necessarily a great choice for this.

0:33:550:33:58

It's a funk song, and, you know,

0:33:580:34:00

you have to be right on it when you're singing funk.

0:34:000:34:03

I mean, it is kind of...

0:34:030:34:05

That is rule number one of the genre.

0:34:050:34:08

It's more of a kind of soloist's song.

0:34:080:34:10

But it was brave, and you got through it.

0:34:100:34:13

The same for you, The Savannahs - I think it was an interesting choice.

0:34:130:34:16

It's really great to see you show your artistry,

0:34:160:34:19

but it is going to be...

0:34:190:34:21

a tough one.

0:34:210:34:22

OK, thank you, Seal.

0:34:220:34:23

-Now, Gareth, again...

-Yeah.

0:34:230:34:24

..two incredibly different groups here.

0:34:240:34:27

-Yeah.

-Who, for you, was tippity top of the show-stop?

0:34:270:34:30

I thought they both worked.

0:34:300:34:32

I thought the choreography was very exciting,

0:34:320:34:35

and I'm rubbish at dancing, and you aren't, so points for that.

0:34:350:34:39

I did think at times you got a bit tense in your voices -

0:34:390:34:42

-you start to push and shout as you're...

-HE PANTS

0:34:420:34:45

..getting out of breath, and then you start to get tuning issues.

0:34:450:34:49

That wasn't always absolutely on point vocally.

0:34:490:34:51

And I thought with The Savannahs, there were moments of real quality

0:34:510:34:54

when your voices did come together, but,

0:34:540:34:56

as Kelis says, it wasn't there all the time, and I think...

0:34:560:34:59

Am I right in saying you've not been together that long?

0:34:590:35:01

There are four voices here, four soloists,

0:35:010:35:03

and it hasn't quite yet come through to being a vocal ensemble,

0:35:030:35:07

and I think that's what I'd like to see more of -

0:35:070:35:09

just get that real quality of harmony.

0:35:090:35:13

I want that lovely sensation on my ear of honey,

0:35:130:35:16

of all the voices coming together in one syrupy deliciousness

0:35:160:35:19

and I'm not sure I've heard that yet.

0:35:190:35:22

Gang, it's all about the blending.

0:35:220:35:23

Everyone, it's all about the... What is it all about?

0:35:230:35:26

-ALL:

-The blending!

0:35:260:35:29

Excellent! Now... We're in panto. Now...

0:35:290:35:31

LAUGHTER

0:35:310:35:33

One of these groups is about to be knocked out and the other

0:35:330:35:35

will face Bristol Suspensions in the Solo Battles later on.

0:35:350:35:40

Deciding their fate is, of course, the dramatic Riff-Off.

0:35:400:35:44

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:35:440:35:48

So let us activate the theme-generating computer.

0:35:480:35:52

CHEERING

0:35:590:36:01

And the theme is sunshine.

0:36:030:36:05

Time to find out who shines brightest tonight.

0:36:050:36:09

Guys, very, very good luck to all of you.

0:36:090:36:11

APPLAUSE

0:36:110:36:13

# You are my sunshine, my only sunshine

0:36:200:36:24

# You make me happy when skies are grey

0:36:240:36:30

# You'll never know, dear, how much I love you

0:36:300:36:35

# Please don't take my sunshine away

0:36:350:36:39

-Nice.

-Yeah.

0:36:390:36:41

# Please don't take

0:36:410:36:43

# My sunshine away. #

0:36:430:36:50

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:36:500:36:54

# You are the sunshine of my life... #

0:36:540:36:58

-I like these kids.

-I love this song!

0:36:580:37:00

# Sunshine!

0:37:000:37:02

# That's why I'll always be around

0:37:020:37:07

# Oh, whoa

0:37:070:37:09

-# Ba-ba, ba

-You are the apple of my eye

0:37:090:37:13

# Apple of my eye

0:37:130:37:17

# Forever you'll stay in my heart

0:37:170:37:21

# Oh, sunshine

0:37:210:37:24

# You are the sunshine of my life. #

0:37:240:37:29

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:37:290:37:32

# Sunshine through my window

0:37:320:37:35

# That's what you are

0:37:350:37:37

# My shining star

0:37:370:37:41

# Sunshine!

0:37:410:37:42

# Making me feel

0:37:420:37:44

# I'm on top of the world

0:37:440:37:48

# Telling me I'll go far

0:37:480:37:50

# Ooh

0:37:500:37:52

# Sunshine through my window

0:37:520:37:54

# That's what you are

0:37:540:37:57

# My shining star. #

0:37:570:37:59

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:37:590:38:01

# Ooh, yeah!

0:38:010:38:03

# I'm walking on sunshine

0:38:030:38:06

# Whoa-oh

0:38:060:38:08

# I'm walking on sunshine

0:38:080:38:10

# Whoa-oh

0:38:100:38:12

# I'm walking on sunshine

0:38:120:38:14

# Whoa-oh

0:38:140:38:16

# And don't it feel good?

0:38:160:38:18

# Hey!

0:38:180:38:19

# Ba-ba da-ba-ba-da-ba-da

0:38:190:38:21

# And don't it feel good?

0:38:210:38:23

# I said, I said, I say it again now

0:38:230:38:25

# And don't it feel good?! #

0:38:250:38:27

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:38:270:38:30

# Let the sun shine

0:38:300:38:32

# Let the sun shine, baby

0:38:320:38:34

# Let it all go, let it all go

0:38:340:38:37

-# So play that sweet tune

-Ooh

0:38:370:38:40

# Play it through the air

0:38:400:38:42

# Don't you ask me twice

0:38:420:38:43

# You know I'm gonna be

0:38:430:38:45

# Only cos the sun shined once again

0:38:450:38:50

# So let the sun shine

0:38:500:38:52

# Let the sun shine, baby

0:38:520:38:55

# Let it all go, let it all go. #

0:38:550:39:00

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:39:000:39:03

-# Let the sunshine

-Let the sunshine

0:39:030:39:08

# Let the sunshine in

0:39:080:39:11

-# The

-Sun

0:39:110:39:13

-# Sun

-Sunshine in

0:39:130:39:15

-# You gotta feel it

-Let the sunshine

0:39:150:39:20

-# You gotta feel it

-Let the sunshine in

0:39:200:39:24

-# You gotta feel it

-The sunshine in. #

0:39:240:39:30

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:39:300:39:33

It's getting hot in here, right?

0:39:400:39:43

First The Savannahs warned the room with their beautiful four-part

0:39:430:39:47

Dolly Parton-style harmonies, meanwhile we got Perfect 6th

0:39:470:39:51

over there shooting off some solar flares with Walking On Sunshine.

0:39:510:39:54

Bottom line, it's a battle between sweet and sassy.

0:39:540:39:58

Now, I think I speak for all of us

0:39:580:40:01

when I say I'm glad that I slathered myself in Factor 50

0:40:010:40:04

to avoid scorching before that particular Riff-Off.

0:40:040:40:08

Savannahs, I have to say, four of you against a bigger group

0:40:080:40:13

but you really, no, you really stood your ground, though.

0:40:130:40:16

How did it feel?

0:40:160:40:17

Yeah, we nearly got clobbered but our plan was just to come out

0:40:170:40:21

and have fun and I think that's what we did

0:40:210:40:23

-and these guys are literally a ray of sunshine.

-Aw!

-It's so enjoyable.

0:40:230:40:27

Well done, Savannahs, that was very strong. Now...

0:40:270:40:30

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:40:300:40:32

Over to Perfect 6th.

0:40:320:40:35

I very much enjoyed the mime with the apple.

0:40:350:40:38

LAUGHTER

0:40:380:40:40

Who's responsible for the apple?

0:40:400:40:43

There we go. Very, very good. Loved that bit.

0:40:430:40:47

Now, remember, they're being judged on both their showstopper

0:40:470:40:50

and the riff-off, so Kelis,

0:40:500:40:53

was there one group that shone out in particular for you?

0:40:530:40:56

Well, first I just want to say, because we didn't mention it,

0:40:560:40:59

the four girls with the guitars,

0:40:590:41:00

I love that, you guys are musicians and it really does show.

0:41:000:41:03

I think it helps when you guys look at each other.

0:41:030:41:05

Don't be afraid to, like, you know, contact, you do that,

0:41:050:41:09

I loved seeing that and obviously you guys are sunshine

0:41:090:41:12

and you're bright and the energy's amazing.

0:41:120:41:14

I think you guys need to listen, you know, hear the other ones around you

0:41:140:41:18

but all in all, I know where I want to go.

0:41:180:41:20

-Seal, a crackling riff-off. How was that for you?

-Yes, it was.

0:41:200:41:24

It's a bit tricky, this one.

0:41:240:41:27

Perfect 6th, I thought you were a bit sketchy, your intro, but you

0:41:270:41:32

really kind of pulled it together for me with the Stevie Wonder song.

0:41:320:41:35

What's the gentleman's name in the green?

0:41:350:41:38

Gentleman in the green, quickly, Seal's asking! Seal's asking! Quick!

0:41:380:41:41

-David.

-It's David, Seal!

-David, well...

0:41:410:41:44

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:41:440:41:46

I'm a big fan of your voice, so as soon as you started to sing,

0:41:460:41:49

-I wanted to hear more of you.

-David!

0:41:490:41:52

The Savannahs, I do really applaud your musicianship.

0:41:520:41:55

It's wonderful to see four beautiful women playing instruments,

0:41:550:41:58

I mean, the artistry is great.

0:41:580:42:00

I felt that the nerves got the better of you.

0:42:000:42:03

You just need to spend more time together.

0:42:030:42:06

-You just need to sing more.

-Gareth.

0:42:060:42:08

Oh, that was very exciting

0:42:080:42:10

and I think a lot changed in it for me as well

0:42:100:42:12

and I asked Perfect 6th to listen more and we got to Stevie Wonder

0:42:120:42:15

and I really started to see some potential there.

0:42:150:42:18

There's a long way to go until we achieve the perfect blend that

0:42:180:42:21

we're all looking for but definitely a step in the right direction.

0:42:210:42:24

Just watch out for pushing because it means you get louder and louder,

0:42:240:42:28

it becomes a sort of arms race of volume

0:42:280:42:30

and you can't hear what's going on around you.

0:42:300:42:32

It's really important that you listen all the times,

0:42:320:42:35

as all musicians say, two ears, one voice. Same goes for you.

0:42:350:42:40

I thought that was really lovely.

0:42:400:42:41

Tempo is at the heart of, I think, the difficulty for you.

0:42:410:42:45

You have to find a way, if you do have slower tempos,

0:42:450:42:48

you've still got to invest it with some charge,

0:42:480:42:50

you've got to make me want to get up, even though it's a soft song.

0:42:500:42:53

Don't use a soft song as an excuse to just do a low-energy performance.

0:42:530:42:57

Emily in the hat, I thought your voice was lovely

0:42:570:43:00

and we only just got a little bit there.

0:43:000:43:02

I would have liked to have heard more from you.

0:43:020:43:04

That, those, there, that is my wisdom.

0:43:040:43:06

MEL LAUGHS

0:43:060:43:08

Those, that, there from Gareth. Now... #RealTalk.

0:43:080:43:12

Only one of these groups will go through to tonight's Solo Battles.

0:43:120:43:16

Seal, please can you give us now the name of the group

0:43:190:43:23

that you would like to put through to tonight's Solo Battles.

0:43:230:43:27

I felt it was really close

0:43:280:43:30

but in the end the group that won me over was, uh...

0:43:300:43:34

..Perfect 6th.

0:43:360:43:37

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:370:43:39

Thank you very much, Seal.

0:43:390:43:40

Kelis?

0:43:430:43:45

Well, again, I want to congratulate both groups,

0:43:450:43:47

but I am going to go with...

0:43:470:43:50

Perfect 6th.

0:43:500:43:51

Perfect 6th.

0:43:510:43:53

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:43:530:43:54

Now, we do have a winner, but, Gareth,

0:43:570:44:00

who would you have gone for for the Solo Battles?

0:44:000:44:03

-I'm afraid to say I would have gone with Perfect 6th as well.

-Oh...

0:44:030:44:08

Savannahs, listen.

0:44:080:44:09

C'mon, y'all.

0:44:110:44:12

DOLLY PARTON VOICE: You just get round in a circle,

0:44:120:44:14

you get back there and you just practice your hearts out.

0:44:140:44:17

And you start blendin', girls, you start just blendin' day and...

0:44:170:44:20

I don't know what I'm doing,

0:44:200:44:22

but what I would love to say to you is thank you very, very much.

0:44:220:44:26

Ladies and gents, The Savannahs.

0:44:260:44:28

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:44:280:44:31

Congratulations to Perfect 6th.

0:44:340:44:36

We're going to see you again later, my loves.

0:44:360:44:39

There is only one place left in the Solo Battles.

0:44:410:44:44

Who's going to join Bristol Suspensions and Perfect 6th?

0:44:440:44:47

Let's meet tonight's final two choral contenders.

0:44:470:44:50

It's the Portsmouth University Gospel Choir...

0:44:500:44:52

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:44:520:44:55

And from London, it's Vocal I-Sing.

0:44:550:44:58

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:44:580:45:01

THEY CHANT

0:45:020:45:04

We are the Portsmouth University Gospel Choir

0:45:040:45:07

and I'm telling you, we are bringing that South Coast fire!

0:45:070:45:11

ALL: Whoo!

0:45:110:45:12

We are a pretty lively bunch of friends.

0:45:150:45:18

I like to think I'm in charge,

0:45:180:45:20

but keeping this lot in check is not easy!

0:45:200:45:22

It definitely helps that we've got

0:45:230:45:25

some competitive people in the group.

0:45:250:45:27

We've got the mentality of winners.

0:45:280:45:30

Whoo! Yes!

0:45:300:45:33

Although we like to have a lot of fun,

0:45:330:45:36

we are taking this competition seriously.

0:45:360:45:39

For the showstopper, we are bringing the African influences within us.

0:45:390:45:42

We are here to win!

0:45:420:45:44

ALL: Yes!

0:45:440:45:45

ALL: We are Vocal-I-Sing.

0:45:490:45:51

And we are a ten-piece musical-theatre group from London.

0:45:510:45:55

We're a triple threat - we all act, sing and dance,

0:45:560:45:58

and we've been super lucky in our careers

0:45:580:46:00

to work on some of the biggest West End shows.

0:46:000:46:03

We've all just come together for Pitch Battle,

0:46:050:46:08

so we're really excited to perform on the show.

0:46:080:46:11

We have to practise singing and dancing at the same time!

0:46:110:46:14

Obviously, we've all had a lot of experience on stage.

0:46:150:46:18

This is a completely different scale.

0:46:180:46:20

For our showstopper, we have decided to do something a bit different.

0:46:200:46:24

It's not your typical musical-theatre number,

0:46:240:46:26

so it's a bit out of our comfort zone,

0:46:260:46:28

but we are going to try to do it justice.

0:46:280:46:30

Get ready, Pitch Battle, Vocal-I-Sing are going to rock.

0:46:300:46:33

Up first, with their version of a fighting anthem,

0:46:430:46:46

performing Katy Perry's Roar,

0:46:460:46:48

it's the Portsmouth University Gospel choir.

0:46:480:46:51

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:46:510:46:53

# Oh, oh, oh-oh... #

0:46:580:47:01

THEY WHOOP

0:47:010:47:03

# Oh, oh, oh-oh... #

0:47:030:47:05

THEY WHOOP

0:47:050:47:06

# Oh, oh, oh-oh... #

0:47:060:47:10

You're right, great start.

0:47:100:47:12

# ..Oh, oh, oh-oh

0:47:120:47:15

# I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath

0:47:150:47:17

# Scared to rock the boat and make a mess

0:47:170:47:19

# So I sat quietly, agreed politely

0:47:190:47:23

# I guess that I forgot I had a choice

0:47:230:47:25

# I let you push me past my breaking point

0:47:250:47:27

# I stood for nothing

0:47:270:47:29

# So I fell for everything

0:47:290:47:31

# You held me down but I got up Hey

0:47:310:47:33

# Already brushing off the dust

0:47:330:47:35

# You hear my voice You hear that sound

0:47:350:47:38

# Like thunder Gonna shake the ground

0:47:380:47:40

# You held me down but I got up

0:47:400:47:42

# Get ready cos I had enough

0:47:420:47:44

# I see it all, I see it now

0:47:440:47:46

# I got the eye of the tiger A fighter

0:47:460:47:50

# Dancing through the fire

0:47:500:47:52

# Cos I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar

0:47:520:47:56

# Louder, louder than a lion

0:47:560:48:00

# Cos I am a champion and you're gonna hear me roar

0:48:000:48:05

# Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

0:48:050:48:07

# You're gonna hear me roar

0:48:070:48:09

# Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

0:48:090:48:11

# You're gonna hear me roar

0:48:110:48:13

# Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

0:48:130:48:15

# You're gonna hear me roar

0:48:150:48:17

# Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

0:48:170:48:19

# You're gonna hear me roar! #

0:48:190:48:25

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:48:250:48:28

What a beautiful sound, huh?

0:48:300:48:32

They roared louder than a lion.

0:48:370:48:39

That was incredible!

0:48:390:48:41

But the competition are ready to blow the roof off.

0:48:430:48:45

Performing their showstopper, Here I Go Again,

0:48:450:48:48

it's our musical-theatre group, Vocal-I-Sing.

0:48:480:48:52

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:48:520:48:55

# Here I go again

0:48:580:49:02

# I don't know where I'm going

0:49:050:49:07

# Wa-ooh-ooh

0:49:070:49:10

# But I sure know where I've been

0:49:100:49:12

# Wa-ooh-ooh

0:49:120:49:14

# Oh, Lord, I pray you give me strength to carry on

0:49:140:49:20

# Cos I know what it means

0:49:200:49:24

# To walk along a lonely street of dreams

0:49:240:49:28

# Here I go again on my own

0:49:290:49:33

# Walking down the only road I've ever known

0:49:340:49:37

Like a drifter I was born to walk alone

0:49:390:49:42

# And I've made up my mind

0:49:450:49:49

# I ain't wasting no more time

0:49:490:49:54

# Here I go again on my own

0:49:540:49:57

# Hey, hey, yeah

0:49:570:49:59

# Going down the only road I've ever known

0:49:590:50:02

# Whoa-oh-oh

0:50:020:50:04

# Like a drifter I was born to walk alone

0:50:040:50:07

# To walk alone

0:50:070:50:09

# Cos I know what it means

0:50:090:50:14

# To walk along a lonely street of dreams

0:50:140:50:18

# Here I go again! #

0:50:180:50:20

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:50:200:50:23

A consummate performance.

0:50:250:50:26

Now, Vocal-I-Sing, you vocal-I-sang absolutely amazingly.

0:50:340:50:40

What did you make of your rivals?

0:50:400:50:42

We absolutely adore them, their energy is infectious

0:50:420:50:45

and we are really lucky and excited to be on the stage with them

0:50:450:50:48

for the riff battle. They are amazing.

0:50:480:50:51

So much love going on there.

0:50:510:50:53

So much love!

0:50:530:50:56

Now, Portsmouth University, you go beyond double denim,

0:50:560:51:00

via triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple and seven-tuple

0:51:000:51:05

and all the other numbers.

0:51:050:51:06

This is an amazing array of denim! So good!

0:51:060:51:10

CHEERING

0:51:100:51:12

Now, Heaven, how was that for you?

0:51:120:51:15

This is big and it's great

0:51:150:51:16

and we're just all so happy to be here, honestly.

0:51:160:51:18

Listen...

0:51:180:51:20

Heaven, how did it feel

0:51:240:51:26

seeing Kelis and Gareth Malone got to their feet when you were singing?

0:51:260:51:31

-How did that feel?

-I... I can't...

0:51:310:51:33

Amazing, thank you, guys, so much, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

0:51:330:51:36

And we're just ready to give so much more if you give us the chance.

0:51:360:51:39

APPLAUSE

0:51:390:51:41

Well done, guys.

0:51:410:51:43

Seal, two radically different groups here.

0:51:460:51:48

We have gospel, we have musical theatre.

0:51:480:51:51

Which one really nailed it for you?

0:51:510:51:53

The answer to that is they both did.

0:51:530:51:55

I just thought they were fantastic.

0:51:550:51:57

And I have to say, this show is, of course, called Pitch Battle

0:51:570:52:00

and both of you really, really embodied that tonight.

0:52:000:52:04

I thought it was pretty fantastic.

0:52:040:52:06

Your performances were amazing.

0:52:060:52:07

It's going to be tough.

0:52:070:52:09

I mean, I need to see more.

0:52:090:52:11

-Gareth.

-Hello.

0:52:110:52:13

I sense, my friend, this is going to be another tough decision.

0:52:130:52:16

-Am I right?

-This is enormously tough.

0:52:160:52:18

It really was. Both groups, excellent.

0:52:180:52:20

I thought... Portsmouth, I always do that thing,

0:52:200:52:23

I look down the line to see who is not committed

0:52:230:52:25

and every single one of you was 100% in, all the way through

0:52:250:52:29

and that was absolutely great, so very well done for that.

0:52:290:52:32

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:52:320:52:34

But if I may just...

0:52:340:52:36

Little bits of vocal tension and posture at times

0:52:360:52:39

and getting on the verge of shouting and the tune starts to go.

0:52:390:52:43

What I want to see from you as a refined sound.

0:52:430:52:46

I would say the same thing to you as well.

0:52:460:52:48

I thought it was great,

0:52:480:52:49

but it was one dynamic all the way through,

0:52:490:52:52

with the exception of the very beginning, it was all loud

0:52:520:52:55

and then you got louder and even louder still,

0:52:550:52:58

-so have you got another gear?

-Lula, have you got another gear?

0:52:580:53:00

Of course we have! That was a rock song, you've got to rock out.

0:53:000:53:03

-We've got many other things.

-No-one knows that better than me!

0:53:030:53:06

-LAUGHTER

-Quite right.

0:53:060:53:09

Now, Kelis, finally, a bona fide gospel choir we've got here.

0:53:090:53:14

Did that take you back to your gospel choir days?

0:53:140:53:16

Well, I loved... Both of you guys were fantastic.

0:53:160:53:18

You guys are very different.

0:53:180:53:20

I want to say, I think it's a lot harder to sing in unison

0:53:200:53:23

than people think and that is kind of the core of gospel music,

0:53:230:53:25

it's about the oneness and the singing in unison,

0:53:250:53:28

so that was fantastic. And I think you guys are like, "Showtime!"

0:53:280:53:30

I mean, it's just like it's on and it's so exciting.

0:53:300:53:33

It's going to be really hard.

0:53:330:53:34

Oh, exciting times!

0:53:340:53:36

One of these groups is about to be knocked out.

0:53:360:53:38

The other will join Bristol Suspensions and Perfect 6th

0:53:380:53:42

in the solo battles.

0:53:420:53:44

The only thing standing in their way is the riff-off.

0:53:440:53:48

CHEERING

0:53:480:53:51

So, let's reveal what your theme is going to be.

0:53:510:53:56

Have a look.

0:53:560:53:57

CHEERING

0:54:030:54:06

Happy.

0:54:060:54:07

Let's find out which of these two groups makes our judges happy.

0:54:070:54:11

Good luck, one and all.

0:54:110:54:13

CHEERING

0:54:130:54:16

# Don't know how to live without your love

0:54:230:54:25

# I was born to make you happy

0:54:250:54:27

# I'd do anything

0:54:280:54:31

# I'd give you my world

0:54:320:54:35

# Just to show you how much I care

0:54:350:54:42

# I don't know how to live without your love

0:54:440:54:47

# I was born to make you happy

0:54:470:54:49

# You're the only one that's in my heart

0:54:490:54:52

# I was born to make you happy! #

0:54:520:54:55

# Because I'm happy

0:54:590:55:00

# Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

0:55:000:55:06

-# Happy

-Clap along if you feel

0:55:060:55:08

# Like that's what you want to do

0:55:080:55:10

# Oh-oh-oh

0:55:100:55:12

# Happy, happy, happy, happy

0:55:120:55:17

# Because I'm happy

0:55:170:55:18

# Clap along

0:55:180:55:19

# If you know what happiness is to you

0:55:190:55:22

# Eh, eh, eh Happy

0:55:220:55:25

# Clap along if you feel like that's what you want to do

0:55:250:55:28

# I'm happy! #

0:55:280:55:30

# Oh, oh, oh, happy

0:55:300:55:34

# Oh, happy day

0:55:340:55:36

-# Talking about these happy days

-Oh, happy days

0:55:360:55:41

-# When Jesus washed

-When Jesus washed, oh, oh, oh

0:55:410:55:45

-# When Jesus washed

-When Jesus washed

0:55:450:55:50

# When Jesus washed

0:55:500:55:52

# When Jesus washed

0:55:520:55:54

# My sins away

0:55:540:55:56

# Oh, happy day! #

0:55:560:55:58

# Here's a little song I wrote

0:56:030:56:05

# You might want to sing it note for note

0:56:050:56:09

# Don't worry... #

0:56:090:56:11

Hey, sugar!

0:56:110:56:13

# ..Be happy

0:56:130:56:14

# Don't worry, be happy

0:56:140:56:17

# Ooh, ooh, ooh... #

0:56:170:56:20

Hey!

0:56:200:56:21

Don't worry.

0:56:210:56:23

Oh, God, oh, God, be happy!

0:56:230:56:26

I love that! I love that!

0:56:260:56:28

# ..Don't worry be happy! #

0:56:280:56:31

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:56:310:56:34

It's just real, isn't it?

0:56:340:56:37

# Forget your troubles

0:56:370:56:39

# Happy days

0:56:390:56:42

# Come on, get happy

0:56:420:56:45

# Better chase all your cares away

0:56:450:56:51

# From now on

0:56:510:56:56

-# From now on

-Forget your troubles

0:56:560:57:02

# And just get happy

0:57:020:57:05

# Happy again! #

0:57:050:57:11

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:57:110:57:15

# Be young, be foolish But be happy

0:57:150:57:19

# Be young, be foolish But be happy

0:57:220:57:27

# Same old story all over the world

0:57:290:57:32

# Girl needs boy and boy needs girl

0:57:320:57:38

# Be young, be foolish But be happy

0:57:380:57:43

# Be young, be foolish

0:57:450:57:48

# But be happy

0:57:480:57:50

# Be happy! #

0:57:520:57:55

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:57:550:58:00

I think both, I like them both.

0:58:000:58:02

Oh, yeah!

0:58:070:58:09

That is the world's most powerful antidepressant, am I right?

0:58:090:58:13

We had Vocal-I-Sing weaving together their rich harmonies

0:58:130:58:16

and amazing West End flair

0:58:160:58:18

and then we had Portsmouth emitting pure joy

0:58:180:58:20

and weaving some a cappella in there.

0:58:200:58:22

Speaking of weaving, that might be the first time anybody has woven together

0:58:220:58:26

Pharrell, Britney Spears, Bobby McFerrin and Judy Garland, right?

0:58:260:58:30

Now, that's a mixture! Am I right?

0:58:300:58:33

CHEERING

0:58:330:58:34

Thank you very much.

0:58:340:58:37

Now, Peter, Peter from Vocal-I-Sing.

0:58:370:58:40

That... Where does that voice come from?

0:58:400:58:42

I'm wearing very tight jeans,

0:58:420:58:45

so that helps get those high notes.

0:58:450:58:48

Well done, Vocal-I-Sing, you were absolutely superb.

0:58:480:58:51

Now, Portsmouth University Gospel Choir.

0:58:510:58:56

Jordan, you looked, when you were singing, really,

0:58:560:59:00

as if you weren't worrying at all

0:59:000:59:02

and as if you were really staying happy.

0:59:020:59:05

Am I right?

0:59:050:59:06

Well, you know, don't worry, be happy.

0:59:060:59:09

That's exactly what I said.

0:59:090:59:11

It came through.

0:59:130:59:14

How do you remain so Zen and calm?

0:59:140:59:17

Well, obviously, don't worry, be happy.

0:59:170:59:20

LAUGHTER

0:59:200:59:24

Wise words there from Jordan.

0:59:240:59:26

Very much on message, Jordan, well done.

0:59:260:59:28

Now, Seal, they were both determined to make you happy,

0:59:280:59:32

but did they succeed?

0:59:320:59:34

Yes, they did. Yes and no.

0:59:340:59:36

Yes and no?!

0:59:360:59:38

Well, yes and no.

0:59:380:59:39

With Portsmouth Gospel Choir, with Happy, you know, it...

0:59:390:59:44

It's a funny one, that, because it's such a great iconic song

0:59:440:59:47

and I'm not quite sure whether you got there

0:59:470:59:49

in terms of doing it justice,

0:59:490:59:51

but it was great, you know.

0:59:510:59:53

Overall, I thought you did a fantastic job.

0:59:530:59:55

Vocal-I-Sing, I thought it was...

0:59:550:59:58

I thought it was good enough.

0:59:580:59:59

I thought you kind of got there in the end,

0:59:591:00:02

but your experience in musical theatre, I think,

1:00:021:00:04

really showed through and, you know, ultimately,

1:00:041:00:07

it's going to take more than just great voices at the end of the day,

1:00:071:00:10

so I thought you did a really great job with that.

1:00:101:00:13

Good, good comments from Seal.

1:00:131:00:15

Gareth, please...tell us what you thought.

1:00:171:00:19

I'm going to disagree with Seal, because I thought...

1:00:191:00:22

SHE GASPS

1:00:221:00:23

..I really enjoyed Happy. What do I know?

1:00:231:00:25

But I thought it was great, I really enjoyed the atmosphere...

1:00:251:00:28

CHEERING

1:00:281:00:29

Well done.

1:00:291:00:32

I think we've got just a difference between...

1:00:321:00:34

We've got polish on this side.

1:00:341:00:35

We've got professionalism and then on this side we've got

1:00:351:00:38

something that's quite sort of natural

1:00:381:00:41

and it's very hard to decide between the two

1:00:411:00:42

because both are great, this is not a situation

1:00:421:00:45

where I'm saying one is bad and one is not.

1:00:451:00:46

I thought it was very brave of you to bring gospel to gospel...

1:00:461:00:49

LAUGHTER

1:00:491:00:50

..and carried off with aplomb!

1:00:501:00:52

Amen! Just if I can be slightly critical for a second,

1:00:521:00:57

you do have great technique but at times it gets harsh

1:00:571:01:00

because you are SO determined! SO determined, it can be a little

1:01:001:01:04

overwhelming at times. And your arrangements are simpler

1:01:041:01:08

on this side, so I think we have to take that into consideration

1:01:081:01:11

and at times you're not absolutely pulling off every moment

1:01:111:01:14

of harmony and this is about harmony, it's about singing

1:01:141:01:17

as well as you possibly can, so it's definitely something

1:01:171:01:20

-you need to address - is technical details.

-OK.

1:01:201:01:22

And, Kelis, who surprised you in that riff-off?

1:01:221:01:25

Neither one of them know what they're talking about!

1:01:251:01:27

LAUGHTER

1:01:271:01:30

-Well, I think - both great, so different...

-Yeah.

1:01:301:01:34

I agree with Gareth in that on one hand I think there's so much

1:01:341:01:38

heart and there's something really honest and natural that

1:01:381:01:42

I love about Portsmouth and then technique and just...

1:01:421:01:45

You guys are so on and there's something in the middle, I think,

1:01:451:01:49

-if that's...

-That's me, Kelis...

1:01:491:01:51

LAUGHTER

1:01:521:01:53

Are you saying that I should go through to the next round?

1:01:531:01:56

LAUGHTER AND CHEERING

1:01:561:01:57

My blending is awful.

1:02:001:02:02

Have you ever had a hit record, Mel?

1:02:021:02:04

Well, I might have had a number-one single... Yeah.

1:02:041:02:08

You hadn't mentioned it so I just thought...

1:02:081:02:10

Yeah, I might have had a number-one single,

1:02:101:02:11

for one week only, gang, in Gareth's choir, with John Craven,

1:02:111:02:15

it was a very special moment.

1:02:151:02:17

LAUGHTER

1:02:171:02:18

Now, listen, this is serious, there's only one place left

1:02:181:02:21

in the next round...

1:02:211:02:22

OK, Seal, which group would you like to see go through?

1:02:231:02:27

God, it's so tough, it's so tough... Erm...

1:02:271:02:30

We're looking at the best of the evening so far...

1:02:331:02:36

APPLAUSE

1:02:361:02:38

If I had to trust what my ears tell me, it would be...

1:02:381:02:41

..Vocal-I-sing.

1:02:451:02:47

OK, Gareth...

1:02:521:02:54

Who would you like to see go through to the solo battles?

1:02:541:02:58

Um, this is difficult but I'll cut to it.

1:02:581:03:02

I would like to go with...

1:03:021:03:05

Portsmouth.

1:03:051:03:07

CHEERING

1:03:071:03:09

Right, Kelis, it rests on your shoulders, my love,

1:03:121:03:15

you have the deciding vote.

1:03:151:03:18

-SIGHING:

-Well...

1:03:181:03:20

It was really hard, as both gentlemen have said...

1:03:201:03:22

But I'm going to go with my heart...

1:03:271:03:28

It's Portsmouth...

1:03:281:03:30

CHEERING

1:03:301:03:31

Well done.

1:03:441:03:45

Now, listen, you saw how difficult that was for them.

1:03:451:03:49

No word of a lie, they were absolutely torn,

1:03:491:03:52

you were brilliant, weren't they?

1:03:521:03:54

CHEERING

1:03:541:03:56

But...Portsmouth University Gospel Choir - congratulations to you.

1:03:581:04:02

CHEERING

1:04:021:04:05

We're going to see you shortly in those solo battles.

1:04:051:04:09

Now, how...

1:04:091:04:11

There are tears, oh! How are you? Are you OK?

1:04:111:04:13

Yeah, yeah, good!

1:04:131:04:15

Listen, denim is extremely absorbent, so...

1:04:151:04:17

LAUGHTER

1:04:171:04:19

..just rub yourself on somebody's denim and you'll be absolutely fine.

1:04:191:04:22

Listen, well done, guys, you were absolutely tremendous.

1:04:221:04:25

One last time, please give it up for both Portsmouth University

1:04:251:04:27

Gospel Choir and Vocal-I-sing.

1:04:271:04:30

CHEERING

1:04:301:04:31

The groups through to the solo battle are...

1:04:341:04:37

Perfect 6th...

1:04:371:04:38

You really kind of pulled it together for me.

1:04:381:04:41

What's the gentleman's name in the green?

1:04:411:04:43

THEY CHANT

1:04:431:04:44

As soon as you started singing, I wanted to hear more of you.

1:04:441:04:47

I just can't believe it, it's so crazy, thank you so much

1:04:471:04:49

for supporting me and everything.

1:04:491:04:51

..The Bristol Suspensions...

1:04:511:04:53

You ran out of the game. I thought you really set the tone.

1:04:531:04:56

I thoroughly enjoyed it, that was really incredible.

1:04:561:04:59

I was so worried I was going to kick Len

1:04:591:05:01

and I was, like,

1:05:011:05:02

"Please move, cos I don't want to kick you on television."

1:05:021:05:05

..and Portsmouth University Gospel Choir.

1:05:051:05:08

I'm not quite sure whether you've got there in terms of

1:05:111:05:13

doing it justice, but overall I think you did a fantastic job.

1:05:131:05:17

We didn't get Seal's vote, we've got to win him over.

1:05:171:05:20

So, only three groups are left standing and like an impromptu

1:05:231:05:25

camping trip, things are about to get a whole lot more intense.

1:05:251:05:30

Backed by the rest of their core companions,

1:05:301:05:32

the fate of each group now lies on the shoulders

1:05:321:05:35

of just one singer, who must take centre stage in the solo battles.

1:05:351:05:38

Once all three have performed, the judges will decide

1:05:381:05:41

which two groups will go through to tonight's final battle.

1:05:411:05:44

I can sense his presence - here he is.

1:05:441:05:47

Deke, what do you think of the judges' decisions so far?

1:05:471:05:50

I agree with them, these have all been tough decisions and

1:05:501:05:53

if I had to take one group and put them through...

1:05:531:05:56

it'd be Vocal-I-sing...

1:05:561:05:58

I'm going to miss those guys...

1:05:581:05:59

CHEERING

1:05:591:06:00

-..what a sound...

-They were amazing.

1:06:001:06:03

What advice would you give to those soloists now?

1:06:031:06:07

Well, the hardest thing to do right now,

1:06:071:06:09

now that you're all whipped up and your energy and adrenaline

1:06:091:06:12

is going, is to get lost and stop and focus on the

1:06:121:06:16

message of the song, let all this fade away,

1:06:161:06:18

and just tell the story.

1:06:181:06:21

Thank you so much, Deke. Take heed, the master has spoken -

1:06:211:06:25

Deke Sharon!

1:06:251:06:26

CHEERING

1:06:261:06:29

It's time for the solo battles.

1:06:291:06:31

Up first, hoping they'll make the grade,

1:06:351:06:37

let's find out who The Bristol Suspensions

1:06:371:06:40

have chosen to put under the spotlight as their soloist.

1:06:401:06:45

We decided that Alice was going to be our feature soloist.

1:06:451:06:48

I'm really excited and hoping that I can do the group proud.

1:06:481:06:51

I love living in Bristol. I do miss home, though.

1:06:541:06:57

Ever since she was little, Alice wanted to be on the stage.

1:06:571:07:01

Makes me really proud.

1:07:011:07:02

It's a lot of pressure cos the rest of the group follow

1:07:041:07:07

behind me and if I've come in wrong

1:07:071:07:09

then the whole song goes wrong.

1:07:091:07:10

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:07:121:07:15

MUSIC: I Can't Make You Love Me

1:07:191:07:20

# Turn down the lights

1:07:221:07:27

# Turn down the bed

1:07:271:07:30

# Turn down these voices

1:07:301:07:35

# Inside my head

1:07:351:07:39

# Lay down with me

1:07:391:07:44

# Tell me no lies

1:07:441:07:49

# Just hold me close

1:07:491:07:53

# Don't patronise me

1:07:531:07:57

# Don't patronise me

1:07:571:08:04

# Cos I can't make you love me

1:08:061:08:12

# If you don't

1:08:121:08:16

# Love me

1:08:161:08:19

# Why won't you love me?

1:08:191:08:22

-# Love me

-Love me

1:08:241:08:28

# Why won't you love me?

1:08:281:08:30

# Please love me

1:08:301:08:33

# Love me

1:08:331:08:36

# Why won't you love me?

1:08:361:08:38

# Love me

1:08:381:08:41

# Come and love me Come and love me

1:08:411:08:44

# Why won't you love me? #

1:08:441:08:51

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:08:521:08:55

Oh, what a beautiful, poised performance that was.

1:09:031:09:07

Now, feeling the pressure next, it's Perfect 6th,

1:09:071:09:09

who, at 17, have the youngest soloist performing tonight.

1:09:091:09:13

Singing our solo is going to be...

1:09:161:09:18

..Gaby!

1:09:201:09:22

CHEERING

1:09:221:09:23

I am really terrified, actually. My boyfriend, Aaron,

1:09:231:09:27

is also in the group, so he completely understands why

1:09:271:09:30

-I'm feeling nervous.

-We all have faith in you,

1:09:301:09:32

I think you have to believe in yourself.

1:09:321:09:35

This is definitely one of the biggest moments in my life.

1:09:351:09:39

It just really adds to the pressure and makes me even more nervous.

1:09:391:09:42

CHEERING

1:09:441:09:46

MUSIC: How Far I'll Go

1:09:461:09:48

# I've been staring at the edge of the water

1:09:491:09:53

# As long as I can remember

1:09:531:09:55

# Never really knowing why

1:09:551:09:59

# I wish I could be the perfect daughter

1:09:591:10:03

# But I come back to the water no matter how hard I try

1:10:031:10:09

# Every turn I take, every trail I track

1:10:091:10:12

# Every path I make

1:10:121:10:14

# Every road leads back

1:10:141:10:16

# To the place I know Where I cannot go

1:10:161:10:18

# Where I long to be

1:10:181:10:20

# Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo

1:10:201:10:22

# See the line where the sky meets the sea?

1:10:221:10:25

# It calls me

1:10:251:10:26

# And no-one knows how far it goes

1:10:281:10:33

# If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me

1:10:331:10:38

# One day I'll know

1:10:381:10:41

# If I go there's just no telling how far I'll go

1:10:411:10:45

# Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

1:10:451:10:49

# Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

1:10:491:10:54

# See the light as it shines on the sea?

1:10:541:10:56

# It's blinding

1:10:561:10:59

# It's blinding

1:10:591:11:00

# But no-one knows how deep it goes

1:11:001:11:04

# If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me

1:11:041:11:09

# One day I'll know, how far I'll go

1:11:091:11:19

# Go... #

1:11:191:11:22

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:11:221:11:25

Well, the bar is going ever higher. This is our third

1:11:381:11:41

and final group, it's the Portsmouth University Gospel Choir,

1:11:411:11:45

who have had to deal with a last-minute change of soloist.

1:11:451:11:48

Singing the solo for us will be...

1:11:521:11:54

Heaven!

1:11:541:11:56

CHEERING

1:11:561:11:57

I love this choir and everything about it,

1:11:571:12:00

so having this opportunity to do the solo,

1:12:001:12:03

really does mean a lot to me.

1:12:031:12:05

# People fall in love in mysterious... #

1:12:071:12:10

-Yo...

-No?

1:12:101:12:13

I'm so trying to give it my best and I feel like

1:12:131:12:15

it's kind of taken a toll on my voice.

1:12:151:12:17

If we had to give you the solo, do you think you'd be able to do it?

1:12:181:12:23

Yeah? Take it, take it!

1:12:241:12:26

All right, all right, I'll try my hardest.

1:12:261:12:29

CHEERING

1:12:331:12:35

MUSIC: Thinking Out Loud

1:12:361:12:38

# When your legs don't work like they used to before

1:12:411:12:45

# And I can't sweep you off of your feet

1:12:471:12:52

# Will your mouth still remember the taste of my love?

1:12:521:12:57

# Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?

1:12:591:13:02

# People fall in love in mysterious ways

1:13:041:13:10

# Maybe just the touch of a hand

1:13:101:13:15

# Well, me I fall in love with you every single day

1:13:151:13:21

# And I just wanna tell you I am

1:13:211:13:26

# So honey now

1:13:261:13:29

# Take me into your loving arms

1:13:311:13:36

# Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars

1:13:361:13:41

# Oh, baby

1:13:411:13:43

# Place your head on my beating heart

1:13:431:13:47

# I'm thinking out loud

1:13:471:13:49

# See, maybe we found love right where we are

1:13:491:13:56

# See, maybe we found love right where we are

1:13:561:14:02

# We found love right where we

1:14:021:14:10

# Are. #

1:14:101:14:14

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:14:141:14:16

Right, Alice, I'm sending you a lot of love.

1:14:381:14:42

That was so good. How did it feel?

1:14:421:14:45

It felt amazing and to sing it with, like, my best friends and be

1:14:451:14:50

on the stage with my favourite people just makes it even better.

1:14:501:14:53

Oh, how nice. And, Gaby, 17 years old.

1:14:531:14:59

What an amazing performance from Gaby.

1:14:591:15:02

Seriously.

1:15:021:15:04

How was it for you, my love?

1:15:041:15:06

I... I can't... I can't even explain it.

1:15:061:15:08

Like, in the rehearsals I was really worried about it and then

1:15:081:15:11

when I was here I just did it and I was like, "Wow."

1:15:111:15:16

I can't explain the feeling. I can't explain the feeling.

1:15:161:15:19

Let me tell you, you did really, really well.

1:15:191:15:22

So good.

1:15:221:15:24

Now, Natalie...

1:15:241:15:25

CHEERING

1:15:261:15:29

-Standing in at the last minute, you did so well.

-Thank you so much.

1:15:291:15:34

What was going through your mind?

1:15:341:15:36

I hope I do it justice. I hope I don't mess up. I hope it's all well.

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-You did.

-I hope I make them proud.

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Well done to all three soloists.

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Only two of these groups will go through to the final battle

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so, judges, who do you rate so high in this SOLO challenge?

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Oh...

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Well, Mel, I thought everyone did a great job.

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The Bristol Suspensions, I absolutely love a cappella,

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love the sound of it and some of those chords

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were really juicy and delicious.

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A couple of bits quite exposed in the arrangement

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but very, very strong.

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I thought they were really, really great performances all round,

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generally speaking.

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Bristol Suspensions,

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I Can't Make You Love Me, it's one of my favourite songs

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and I think it's one of the greatest songs ever written.

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I felt that your balance wasn't as good as it could have been.

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By saying that, I felt like the soloist, Alice,

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you were slightly overpowered.

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But you sounded great.

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I Can't Make You Love Me is one of my favourite songs, I have to say.

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I do have a note for you, though.

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When you're singing in front and you're a soloist,

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you have to take liberty to just, if you have to, close your eyes,

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shut it all out and, like, get in it.

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I think you have to feel the right to do that.

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Perfect 6th, you just left me thoroughly impressed.

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That kind of music is not necessarily what I put on

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-when I go home...

-What?

-Yeah, right.

-I'm sorry?

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But it was just on pro level.

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Like, so good. We were talking, I was like,

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"I want to see them give me a different note," I guess.

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I think you guys went into a round and there was some staccato,

1:17:111:17:15

which I was really... I love that. I thought that was really exciting.

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I know Moana very well and I've sung

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that song around the piano with my kids but I thought you did...

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You did an even better job than my six-year-old daughter.

1:17:231:17:26

It was very, very good. Well done.

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Portsmouth Gospel Choir,

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I had to keep telling myself the young lady that's singing,

1:17:311:17:36

she's not the soloist, because you did such a great job.

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Natalie.

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Well done, Natalie.

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Just warm. It felt like a choir.

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You guys bring the happy. You really do.

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It was lovely to have that much of a solo at the beginning.

1:17:541:17:57

I was waiting for the choir to come in

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and that was a real killer moment for me, so well done.

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Now...

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Once again it's decision time so, judges, please decide

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the two groups that you would like to take forward

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into the final battle.

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We're talking under our breath.

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OK, here it goes. Here we go.

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OK, judges, please tell us, if you would,

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the name of the first group

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that you would like to put forward in our final head-to-head battle.

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Gareth.

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Mel, the first group that we

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would like to put through to the final battle...

1:18:411:18:44

You did a great job.

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And that is...

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Perfect 6th.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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So, Perfect 6th, well done. Only one group can join you.

1:18:591:19:04

Will it be Bristol Suspensions or Portsmouth Gospel Choir?

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Kelis, please tell us, if you will,

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the second group that you're sending through to the final battle.

1:19:101:19:15

Well, we have talked amongst ourselves.

1:19:151:19:18

We are going to go with...

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..Portsmouth.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:19:281:19:30

Oh, wow. There are microphones...

1:19:331:19:36

Oh. That means, Bristol Suspensions, I'm afraid that was your swansong.

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But, listen, we have loved every single minute

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of all of your performances so very, very well done to all of you.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:19:561:19:58

OK, Perfect 6th and Portsmouth University Gospel Choir,

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buckle up, my friends, because this is the final battle.

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You're going to share the same song,

1:20:151:20:17

taking it in turns to out-sing each other.

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While you're performing, our judges will be deliberating.

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Once they've made their minds up,

1:20:221:20:24

our superstar guest judge Seal will take to the stage and join in

1:20:241:20:28

with the group that they want to take through to the live final.

1:20:281:20:33

And the song you're singing is a multi-Grammy award winning

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classic anthem and was written by the great man himself, Seal.

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It's Kiss From A Rose.

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Now, Seal, every time I hear that song,

1:20:481:20:50

Kiss From A Rose, I like to think that maybe you're singing it to me.

1:20:501:20:56

You know, I never thought

1:20:561:20:57

I would get this opportunity to tell you this.

1:20:571:21:00

You are absolutely...

1:21:001:21:02

wrong.

1:21:021:21:03

LAUGHTER

1:21:031:21:05

Oh!

1:21:051:21:06

AUDIENCE: Aw!

1:21:061:21:08

That was mean.

1:21:081:21:10

Who was it written for, Seal? Who was it written?

1:21:101:21:13

Mel, it was written for you and only you.

1:21:131:21:16

Listen, I need to stand up because this is embarrassing.

1:21:161:21:20

Let me stand up.

1:21:201:21:21

Seal, any last-second advice for these amazing choirs?

1:21:211:21:26

You know, I think what I've seen and heard so far, you don't

1:21:261:21:29

really need any advice from me.

1:21:291:21:31

Just relax, have fun with it and give it all you've got.

1:21:311:21:36

There really is everything to sing for.

1:21:361:21:38

One last battle stands between these two groups

1:21:381:21:41

and a place in the grand final of Pitch Battle.

1:21:411:21:44

Who will win?

1:21:441:21:46

Singing Seal's Kiss From A Rose,

1:21:461:21:48

it's Perfect 6th versus Portsmouth University Gospel Choir.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:21:521:21:54

MUSIC: Kiss From A Rose by Seal

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# Dada-da, dada, da-da-da, da Da-da-da

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# Dada-da, dada, da-da-da, da Da-da-da

1:22:021:22:08

# There used to be a greying tower alone on the sea

1:22:081:22:14

# You became the light on the dark side of me

1:22:141:22:21

# Love remained a drug that's the high and not the pill

1:22:211:22:28

-# But did you know

-Know

1:22:281:22:29

-# That when it snows

-Snows

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# My eyes become large

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# And the light that you shine can be seen?

1:22:331:22:39

# Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

1:22:391:22:45

# Ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels, yeah

1:22:451:22:51

# Now that your rose is in bloom

1:22:511:22:55

# A light hits the gloom on the grey

1:22:551:23:01

# Dada-da, dada, da-da-da, da Da-da-da

1:23:011:23:07

# There is so much a man can tell you, so much he can say... #

1:23:071:23:13

He's good.

1:23:131:23:14

# You remain my power, my pleasure, my pain

1:23:141:23:20

# Baby, to me, you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny

1:23:201:23:26

# Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?

1:23:261:23:29

-# But did you know

-Know

1:23:291:23:31

-# That when it snows

-Snows

1:23:311:23:32

# My eyes become large and the light that you shine can be seen?

1:23:321:23:40

# Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

1:23:401:23:47

# Ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels, yeah, yeah

1:23:471:23:53

# Now that your rose is in bloom

1:23:531:23:57

# A light hits the gloom on the grey... #

1:23:571:24:02

-Sounds great.

-Who are we going with?

-I don't know! I don't know!

1:24:021:24:05

INAUDIBLE

1:24:141:24:15

# Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey

1:24:241:24:30

# Ooh, the more I get of you the stranger it feels, yeah

1:24:301:24:36

# Now that your rose is in bloom

1:24:361:24:40

# A light hits the gloom on the grey. #

1:24:401:24:51

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:24:511:24:52

Oh, my goodness.

1:25:051:25:08

Now, Perfect 6th, listen up.

1:25:081:25:12

Big commiserations to you.

1:25:121:25:14

You put in some incredible performing this evening

1:25:141:25:17

and you fought, you battled, you did so, so well,

1:25:171:25:21

and there's always that chance that you might be picked

1:25:211:25:25

as the wild card selection for our final,

1:25:251:25:30

so all is not lost.

1:25:301:25:32

I hope you've had a good time. Perfect 6th.

1:25:321:25:34

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:25:341:25:36

But, ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it

1:25:381:25:40

for tonight's amazing winners,

1:25:401:25:43

Portsmouth University Gospel Choir.

1:25:431:25:46

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:25:461:25:48

Now, Seal, why... why did you pick them?

1:25:551:25:58

In every performance, you look for what I call the money moment,

1:25:581:26:03

you know, that magic moment, and I think it was you in the...

1:26:031:26:06

-Where are you?

-There's a lot of denim. It's hard to see.

1:26:061:26:09

It was you, right? You took the second verse, right?

1:26:091:26:12

You know, and I think you just, you stayed true to the song but you

1:26:121:26:16

owned it and I think that was enough to kind of push you over the edge.

1:26:161:26:19

Listen, thank you so, so much to tonight's groups for taking part,

1:26:211:26:26

to Deke up there, to all of our judges.

1:26:261:26:29

We'll see you again next week

1:26:321:26:33

for more dramatic action and vocal gymnastics on Pitch Battle.

1:26:331:26:38

CHEERING

1:26:381:26:39

# Go, baby, go, baby, go Don't upset the rhythm, baby. #

1:26:431:26:46

This week's superstar guest judge - Joe Jonas.

1:26:461:26:49

# I should've known you were bad news

1:26:511:26:53

# From the bad boy demeanour and the tattoo. #

1:26:531:26:56

# Turn the beat around. #

1:26:561:26:58

There's so much charisma and so much personality

1:26:581:27:00

and someone keeps winking at me.

1:27:001:27:03

That was next level!

1:27:081:27:10

The six groups in this episode include a cappella group The Bristol Suspensions, pop choir from Liverpool Over the Water, show choir Perfect 6th, all-female country group The Savannahs, Portsmouth University Gospel Choir and musical theatre performers Vocal-i-sing. They must impress the panel of musical judges - Gareth Malone, Kelis and guest judge Seal.

The programme opens with an epic musical mash-up, and the groups then go head to head in a series of knockout choral challenges. First they each perform their show-stopper before battling it out with their opponent in a themed riff-off. The judges then decide which group goes through to the solo battles.

At the end of the programme only two groups remain, and they face the ultimate sing-off. They share the same song, before Seal joins in with the group the judges have chosen to go through.