I love posting about music I’m obsessing over! If you don’t know about Pentatonix you probably don’t watch TV… like myself.
Pentatonix were the winners of season 3 of The Sing Off. They have almost 60k fans on facebook and 23.2k fans on twitter … so clearly I’m just crawling out from the rock I live under. Here’s a little bit from their website’s bio section
“Pentatonix, a 5-member acapella group, began with three friends Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying at Martin High School in Arlington, TX. Hearing of a local radio show hosting a competition to meet the cast of Glee, they arranged a trio version of “Telephone” and sent it in. Although they did not end up winning the competition, it sparked attention around their school. The group began performing around school for different events and at their final choir concert of the year. After getting positive feedback from “Telphone” on YouTube, the three decided to continue and arrange other songs for fun.
When the opportunity arose to audition for The Sing Off, they decided to add two amazing performers Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola to the group. Thus, Pentatonix was born! Although only together for a short time, an instant chemistry, appreciation, and friendship arose out of the five. Pentatonix loves putting their own dance/upbeat spin on music and derives its influences from pop, dubstep, electro, and hip-hop…”
Their talent is insane! Here are two of my favorite songs they’ve posted as of recent.
And for those who read my Kimbra post here’s their cover of “Somebody that I Used to Know”
You can also buy their music on itunes… Their EP is almost finished and I’m sure they can’t wait to share it with all their fans.
They just released this hilarious video with Miranda Sings! Awesome!
Thanks Pentatonix for keeping me grooving in my seat at work as well as adding to my playlist for my students.