'Songland': Boyz II Men shock everybody by picking all three songwriters and their songs as winners
'Songland' is undoubtedly a treasure trove of talent. The amateur and aspiring songwriters who come on the show are brimming with amazing talent that just needs the right mentoring. With coaches like Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder and Shane McAnally, these songwriters couldn't have gotten a better platform or exposure. At the end of every episode, we see the guest judge/ artist struggling to pick a winner among the three contestants while fans constantly demand that the songs which haven't been picked by the artists, should be recorded by some other artist.
The situation was no different on the latest episode of 'Songland'. Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men were the guest judges on the episode and they had the tough task of picking a song that they would be recording. At the end of the first round itself, the trio was finding it difficult to decide over which talented songwriter they'd be sending back home. At the end of the second round, after watching the three incredibly talented songwriters perform so incredibly well, they had to once again pick a winner.
After some deliberation, they zeroed in on Chris Lee's song 'Lovestruck'. Just as we were beginning to cheer for Lee's success, the trio decided to surprise fans further by saying they aren't done yet and have a surprise announcement. Boyz II Men then revealed that they have decided to record all three songs and all the three songwriters are the winners. This means Zak Waters's 'Bad Things', Juan and Lisa Winans' 'What If It's Love' too would be recorded. They defended their decision by explaining how hard it is to come by good lyrics and they were being 'greedy' so they decided to pick all three.
Fans were thrilled with the surprise announcement and declared that their love for the group has multiplied after watching them on the show. A fan tweeted, "YES!!! I luv it Iuv when the artist ignores the rules and just says GIMMIE ‘EM ALL #Songland." Another fan wrote, "I love Boyz II Men even more now, thank you so much for picking all the songs, it definitely means alot to the songwriters! #Songland."
"Wow @BoyzIIMen found a unicorn tonight by taking all three songs #Songland," expressed a fan. Another fan shared, "@BoyzIIMen made the most brilliant decision tonight choosing @EsterDean @shanemcanally and @RyanTedder songs/songwriters. They were all amazing!!! #Songland." This isn't the first time that an artist picked all three songwriters as winners. In Season 1, 'Black Eyed Peas' too picked all three songwriters as winners.
‘Songland’ airs every Monday at 10pm EST only on NBC.