The series returns for season three and its first fall run with 16 groups vying to be crowned the a cappella champion. Nick Lachey hosts alongside Sara Bareilles who joins Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman as the new judge this season. Eight of the 16 groups unite to perform together. Groups performing include: Afro Blue; The Cat's Pajamas; Delilah; Fannin Family; Kinfolk 9; The YellowJackets, University of Rochester; Urban Method and Vocal Point. The winner receives a $200,000 cash prize and a Sony Music recording contract.