Apr 25, 2013 7:48 PM
They've made a name for themselves locally and now a group at University of Kentucky has captured the attention of producers of NBC's Sing Off.
The AcoUstiKats have been rehearsing for a private audition in Nashville next week.
It's hard to believe that their performances involve no instruments or back ground tracks... but only their voices.
This may be the first time you hear about the AcoUstiKats, but what they're doing is nothing new.
"These guys have performed dozens of times for audiences all over the state," said Dr. Jeff Johnson, director of UK Men's Chorus.
And now, the AcoUstiKats have the opportunity of a lifetime to perform on NBC's Sing Off.
"We got that email and we'd joked about it, when it came back and we got an invitation we upped our game a little bit," said Jeremy Lewis, a member of AcoUstiKats.
Under the direction of choreographer Diana Evans, the unique group that grew out of the university's men's chorus, has their eyes on a $200,000 cash prize and recording contract.
The AcoUstiKats are performing at Natasha's Bistro on Thursday evening and the money from admissions will help cover travel, clothing and hotel expenses for the group.