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The Fox singing competition “The X Factor” has been getting most of the attention this fall, but over on NBC “The Sing-Off” has been chugging along with better music and without the cheesy manufactured dramatics. This week, fans are voting on the three groups remaining on that show, building up to a live finale on Monday night.

“The Sing-Off” is for a cappella groups, though it favors ones that can manage high-energy choreography, rather than more sedate slices of the genre like barbershop. The show, which began with 16 groups, has ended up with three distinctive acts in the finals.

Urban Method, an eight-member group with a hip-hop heart, might have the most startlingly original sound of the finalists. Last week it mixed “Fever” and the Nelly song “Hot in Herre,” to great effect.

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