'The Sing-Off' judges talk ratings, 'The X Factor' and choosing a winner
"Honestly, I was tired of walking out of here choosing these groups. Sick of it," he says. "I think they're all great. Really, after the first or second week, I threw my hands up. We just picked someone who made me feel good at that moment that I felt we could put out there. Then we look back and see two weeks ago and go 'Oh man, I forgot about that group.'
He continued: " Vocal Point, tonight, when they sang out of their box, I was joking to Shawn -- I leaned over and went 'Oops.' I mean, they're so good. How do you choose?"
"Seeing all the performances from episode one, they were the most innovative, they were the most risky," he tells Zap2it. "They took a a song and they went for it. They didn't have any reservations about it, they did whatever they needed to do to impress the people. That's what I liked about them. Not to mention they can sing! They can sing their asses off. That always helps. [Laughs.]"
"We never went into this expecting to get 'Dancing With the Stars' numbers or 'Two and a Half Men' numbers. These are phenomenons," he explains. "These are huge, huge shows. We're still up-and-comers. So for us to extend the season, if anything I thought it was genius because it gave people the opportunity to see this on a regular basis."
"If you put the judges on the other shows in our position, it would make them better judges because people like LA Reid know music," said Folds. " Simon Cowell knows music. I know Nicole Scherzinger well, she knows music. These people would have to come up with more constructive things to say because musical circumstances would enforce that."