'The Sing-Off' Season 5 Returns to NBC With New Judge Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz For The 2014 Holidays

10:22 PM EST 11/29/2014 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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The "Sing-Off" is returning to NBC on Wednesday, Dec. 17 for a one night, two-hour special. The judges for this season will be Jewel, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) and Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump and Nick Lachey will again host. The first-place prize is $50,000. 

The six contestants as described by Zap2it are:

"From Nashville, Timothy's Gift is comprised of six women who met at church and often sing at maximum security prisons around the country to inspire inmates to have hope.

Also from Nashville is Melodores, a group of 12 male students who attend Vanderbilt University. Founded in 2009, Melodores strives to be the best all-male collegiate group in the world. Lead singer Ted Moock is featured in the upcoming film "Pitch Perfect 2."

From Los Angeles, several members of The Exchange battled against each other on different teams in season three but have now combined forces to bring their united voices to a new musical level.

From New York, Traces are five spirit-filled divas who give gospel a modern twist with voices as big as their personalities. With their roots firmly entrenched at church, these women find time away from work to perform afternoon shows in front of appreciative and awe-filled audiences.

From Northern California, San Fran 6 has a passion for pop. After having formed just a little more than a month ago by compiling the best a capella talent from the Bay Area, the group has all-star talent that is ready to shine.

From New Haven, Conn., A. Squared is offering their innovative take on a capella reinvented. In fact, leader Jacob Reske turned his senior project into an hourlong 12-song performance."

The show is put on by from Sony Pictures Television and Mark Burnett's One Three Media. NBC brought back the show for Season four last year and ended with a record low for the franchise, with 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.3 among adults 18-49 when it aired on the day before Christmas Eve 2013.

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