"At the beginning of the year, we always set down a list of goals that we want to accomplish. And things that we think we want to do," said Courtney Jensen, director and one of the members of the nine-woman group. "And being on network television has never been on that list. It doesn't seem like something very feasible."
And yet Noteworthy is one of eight a cappella groups competing in "The Sing Off." Not only will they perform on national TV, but they'll have a shot at winning a $100,000 prize and a recording contract.
"Coming into this year, we knew that something big was going to happen. We didn't know what it was going to be, but this was it," Jensen said. "So we're really excited for the opportunity."
Hosted by Nick Lachey, the four-night "Sing Off" event will be judged by Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) and a rotating third judge.
"The Sing Off" is sort of "American Idol" for the a cappella crowd. "With a cappella music, unlike other shows where you have a band behind you, there's really nowhere to hide," Lachey said. "It's all about the talent, and it's all about the performance and the preparation."