THE SING OFF: Afro Blue Advances Again

It was a tough night of competition on the NBC show the "Sing-Off" as the final six groups, including Greenville native Christy Dashiell and her group "Afro Blue," had to perfom two songs.

The first song was from the classic rock genre. “Afro Blue” went with American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The judges had mixed reviews of the performance. The second song of the night was country. “Afro Blue” picked Need You Now by Lady Antebellum.

After the very emotionally charged performance the judges were back in love with the acapella group from Howard University. After some tense momments “Afro Blue” was the last group named to advance to next weeks compeition.

There are now only five groups left.

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A Greenville native and her acapella group is hitting the right notes with the judges on a national tv show here on WITN.

You may have seen Christie Dashiell and her group Afro Blue Monday on the "Sing Off." They survived another round of the singing competition. Now there are only seven groups left.

We'll keep you updated on Afro Blue's progress. You can watch them again next Monday night on the "Sing Off" on WITN.

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Some local talent will take to the stage again on Monday night's episode of NBC's The Sing Off.

Greenville native Christie Dashiell is a member of the Howard University acapella group Afro Blue. The group is now in the final eight on the singing competition show.

Christie graduated from J.H. Rose High School and sang with the Greenville Chorale Arts Society before attending Howard. Her father is living jazz legend and ECU professor Carroll Dashiell.

The Sing Off airs on WITN Monday nights at 8 p.m.


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A Greenville native competed again Monday night on NBC for a chance at a $200,000 recording contract and advanced to the next round.

Christie Dashiell is from Greenville and has been competing on the Sing Off with the acappella group "Afro Blue" from Howard University.

Christie graduated from J.H. Rose High School and sang with the Greenville Chorale Arts Society before attending Howard. Her father is living jazz legend and ECU professor Carroll Dashiell.

"Afro Blue" is now in the final eight.

You can watch Christie perform on The Sing Off again next Monday at 8:00 p.m. on WITN.


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A Greenville native competing on the NBC show The Sing-Off has won the chance to sing again.

Christie Dashiell sings with the group Afro Blue from Howard University. The group performed two songs on Monday night's show. The group first serenaded judges with Kanye West's "American Boy," then sang their rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Heard It Through The Grapevine." For the second time, advanced to the next round of competition.

Dashiell graduated from J.H. Rose before going off to Howard. She is the daughter of ECU professor and living jazz great, Carroll Dahiell.


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A Greenville native and daughter of a local jazz musician performed on national television Monday night.

Christie Dashiell and the acapella jazz vocal group Afro Blue from Howard University are competing on the NBC show, The Sing-Off.

Christie and the group moved on to the next round in the competition following Monday's performance.

Christie graduated from J.H. Rose High School and sang with the Greenville Chorale Arts Society before going on to and graduating from Howard University. Her father is Carroll Dashiell, a jazz professor at ECU.

The show featuring Afro Blue premiered at 8 p.m. on WITN.


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  • by Racist Group on Nov 8, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    Afro is a racial slur.
  • by Gregory on Nov 8, 2011 at 04:12 AM
    Who cares
  • by an old friend of the family on Nov 8, 2011 at 03:20 AM
    She has a remarkable family, and yes, her father is a Jazz Legend, with a heart of gold. You tube or google him.
  • by Melissa Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:08 PM
    I really enjoy this show and have watched every episode. That being said, Afro Blue really should have gone home tonight. I knew they wouldn't, though, as these types of shows always factor contestant "diversity" into their decisions on whom to keep and whom to let go.
  • by Music Alum Location: Greenville on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    This is a great story. She is talented, for sure! But is she really the daughter of a living "jazz legend?"
  • by Miss Paul Location: Greenville on Oct 24, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Great news! Good luck. We are so proud of you!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:42 AM
    After reading some of the comments below, I have to say that singing in public is not that easy. It takes a lot of confidence, in addition to talent. It takes a lot of practicing, so you don't forget the words or miss a note. In other words, it's a lot of work. I know; I used to do that in my younger day. And trust me; if you don't have the talent, you won't last long either. Apparently, she has that 'gift' and is using it. Personally, I discovered I didn't like the grueling hours and the constant traveling it took to dedicate; it's a 24/7 job once you get established. I wish her the best!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 at 08:32 PM
    I hope you lose.
    • reply
      by So Sad on Oct 18, 2011 at 01:43 AM in reply to
      How about you treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • by Sunshine Location: NC on Oct 17, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    GOOD LUCK. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU KNOCK EM OUT.
  • by m on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    Keep up the good work, but if you get famous. Remember your roots, but enjoy your fame. Best of luck....
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