07/02/2013 04:13 pm ET

Jewel Joins 'The Sing-Off' On NBC


Jewel has joined the panel of NBC's "The Sing-Off."

Jewel joins Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman as judges on "The Sing-Off," replacing Sara Bareilles on the judging panel. Nick Lachey will return as host.

“There are very few musical artists as accomplished and talented as Jewel. Her addition to ‘The Sing-Off’ judges panel, along with our stellar team of Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds, raises the showmanship of the series up another notch,” Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said in a statement. “The musical credentials of Nick Lachey are extraordinary and his continued contributions to the show as host remain a huge asset.”

NBC is reviving "The Sing-Off" for a holiday run. The a cappella competition premiered in 2009 and features groups competing for a recording contract and $100,000.

"I am so thrilled to welcome Jewel to our expert musical panel. Jewel is one of America’s greatest singer songwriters and is an amazing storyteller. In company with the incredible talent of Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Nick Lachey this season of ‘The Sing-Off’ is sure to be its best yet," executive producer Mark Burnett said in a statement.

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