Greenville Native To Sing With "Smokey" On NBC's The Sing Off

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

She won't be competing, but Greenville native Christie Dashiell will have another chance to showcase her musical talents on national television.

Her singing group Afro Blue was eliminated from the NBC show "The Sing Off" last week. However, Dashiell's parents say the producers have invited Afro Blue to perform during tonight's live season finale with singing legend, Smokey Robinson.

"This has been a great opportunity and a wonderful learning experience for them all and will open some doors as they pursue their musical careers," Rhonda and Carroll Dashiell wrote in an email to WITN's Heather King.

The Dashiells say Afro Blue will also tape a performance for a Christmas special that will air on NBC.

Afro Blue made it to the final four in the competition, which started with 16 singing groups.

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Greenville native Christie Dashiell and her group Afro Blue made it all the way to the top four on NBC's the "Sing Off" but were eliminated from the competition Monday night.

Dashiell and her group, Afro Blue, started out as one of the 16 groups competing in the show.

The Sing Off will air its live finals show Monday, November 28th at 8 p.m. here on WITN.

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It was a close call for Afro Blue and Greenville native Christie Dashiell on NBC's The Sing Off Monday night.

The group was given high praise from the judges after their first performance where the Rose High School alum took the lead, but a shaky second performance landed the group in the bottom two. Eventually they moved into the final four and will compete again next Monday where the audience will vote on which groups will advance.

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  • by Audra Location: SoCal, unfortunately on Nov 28, 2011 at 09:12 AM
    Awesome :-D Congrats to the family
  • by Lynn Location: Chocowinity on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:22 AM
    Way to go Dashiell family. All the qualities that you instilled in Christie and the other siblings were on display on the stage. Again thank you for that home schooling. I am proud to say that I was her teaher. God Bless you all and I can't wait to see if they get a contract. I also will buy their music. ROCK ON!!!!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:41 AM
    Smokey Robinson; awesome! I've seen other groups that didn't win receive offers for recording contracts anyway. I'm betting Afro Blue has already been approached, or will be. It's nice to see them succeed.
  • by Un Location: Believeable on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM
    Afro Blue should have been the final. Many are good, None were better. Fortunately they will be remembered! I hope they remain together. I am sure their own deal is on the way.
  • by mr jim Location: l.a. on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    last night was so strong. i have been listening and performing choral music for 50 years. the sam cook was beautiful. given the groups that were left it seemed to be a political more than musical decision to help the ratings ..Super job!!! would love to purchase your music... thanks again
  • by Earl on Nov 22, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    I really enjoy the show and Afro Blue, but felt that they probably lasted one more week than they should have. All of the groups in the top five are good, just with different styles. As a singer, I think the judges are pretty fair and honest in their assessments and critiques.
  • by dion Location: ny on Nov 22, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    @ Wow "Afro Blues" is a jazz standard composed by Mongo Santamaría, perhaps best known in its arrangement by John Coltrane. Did you see the word "afro" and just assume it was stupid ?
  • by Dayla Location: Chicago on Nov 22, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    The other group's harmonies cannot compare to AfroBlue's. The other group is theatrical and they win from that aspect but off of pure skill, they can't compare to the vocal skill of AfroBlue. Their leader did a lot of yelling and screaming. Let's keep it real...
  • by anne Location: DC on Nov 22, 2011 at 07:46 AM
    I felt they should have made it to the final three. Ben Folds always had something negative to say about the, I am not going to watch the rest of the episodes. God Bless
  • by WOW! on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    Watching the show is mildly entertaining - but those judges suck - every time that female judge speaks, I want to puke. AfroBlue was good - but, it was time to go. Stupid name to btw
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