December 24, 2013 05:56:02 GMT
The country group beat Vocal Rush and Ten in the two-hour finale featuring such guest performers as Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and 98 Degrees.
NBC's revived reality singing competition "The Sing-Off" has crowned its fourth season winner during a two-hour finale on Monday, December 23 night. Country a cappella group Home Free beat the other two finalists; high schoolers Vocal Rush and gospel collective Ten.
As the winner, Home Free, which is comprised of Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Chris Rupp, Tim Foust and Adam Rupp, takes home $100,000 prize and a recording contract with Sony Music. They will also be center stage at the "The Sing-Off" first-ever national tour.
During the Holiday-themed finale, Home Free performed "I Want Crazy" in the first round and then collaborated with judge Jewel Kilcher in a rendition of "Have a Merry Little Christmas". Ten, who was named the first runner-up, sang "Love on Top" and collaborated with Shawn Stockman in "Joyful Joyful". Third placer Vocal Rush performed "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" with Ben Folds and "Roar."
The three finalists kicked off the episode with an arrangement of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" along with the seven previously eliminated groups. Host Nick Lachey made the episode even more special when he joined fellow 98 Degrees members to sing "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and did a duet with Jewel on "It Had to Be You".
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo appeared as guests to perform their 1984 hit "We Belong" while season 3 winner Pentatonix sang a rendition of Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's "I Need Your Love".