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7th Jun '16 10:28:15 AM Willbyr
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Pentatonix, or "PTX," as they like to call themselves, are an ACappella singing group consisting of five incredibly talented young musicians: Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch grew up together in Arlington, TX. They recorded a Website/YouTube cover of "Telephone" by Music/LadyGaga in an attempt to win a "meet the cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}''" cover band. They didn't win the contest, but when Scott learned about ''Series/TheSingOff'', they were inspired to audition. With advice from ''Sing-Off'' staff member and Scott's college friend Ben Bram, they added Avi, the bass singer, and invited Kevin to join them on vocal percussion after seeing his viral "cello-beatboxing" video on [=YouTube=].

Together, the group produces a unique, full, layered sound that almost seems too complex to come out of five people. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch form the melodic and harmonic core of the music, while Avi and Kevin lay down a remarkably solid base. Pentatonix won the third season of ''The Sing-Off'', and have been creating impressive cover arrangements and original songs ever since. They have four [=EPs=] and two studio albums out thus far, and they regularly release [=YouTube=] videos of their music. They have had multiple viral videos, most notably "Evolution of Beyoncé" and a Music/DaftPunk medley which reached 100 million views in November 2014 (one year after it was posted). Both videos received wide media attention as well. Pentatonix has headlined multiple US and European tours and one Australasian tour, and opened for Music/KellyClarkson's Piece By Piece tour. They've performed pop, electronic, dubstep, R&B, and hip-hop music in their signature ACappella style. They're the first ''Sing-Off'' alums to have an album go platinum (''That's Christmas To Me'') and also the first to win a Grammy (for "Daft Punk"), and the first a cappella group to have a No. 1 album in the United States.

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Pentatonix, or AKA "PTX," as they like to call themselves, are an ACappella singing group consisting of five incredibly talented young musicians: Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch grew up together in Arlington, TX. They recorded a Website/YouTube cover of "Telephone" by Music/LadyGaga [[Music/LadyGaga "Telephone"]] in an attempt to win a "meet the cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}''" cover band. contest. They didn't win the contest, win, but when Scott learned about ''Series/TheSingOff'', they were inspired to audition. With advice from ''Sing-Off'' staff member and Scott's college friend Ben Bram, they added Avi, the bass singer, and invited Kevin to join them on vocal percussion after seeing his viral "cello-beatboxing" video on [=YouTube=].

[=YouTube=]. Together, the group produces a unique, full, complex and layered sound that almost seems too complex to come out of five people. sound, with Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch form forming the melodic and harmonic core of the music, while and Avi and Kevin lay laying down a remarkably solid base. base.

Pentatonix won the third season of ''The Sing-Off'', and have been creating impressive cover arrangements and original songs ever since. They have released four [=EPs=] and two studio albums out thus far, and they while regularly release releasing [=YouTube=] videos of their music. They have had multiple viral videos, most notably "Evolution of Beyoncé" Music/{{Beyonce}}" and a Music/DaftPunk medley which reached 100 million views in November 2014 (one year after it was posted). Both videos received wide media attention as well. Pentatonix has headlined multiple US and European tours and one Australasian tour, and opened for Music/KellyClarkson's Piece ''Piece By Piece Piece'' tour. They've performed pop, electronic, dubstep, R&B, and hip-hop music in their signature ACappella style. They're the first ''Sing-Off'' alums to have an album go platinum (''That's Christmas To to Me'') and also the first to win a Grammy (for "Daft Punk"), and the first a cappella group to have a No. 1 album in the United States.



* AfterTheEnd: The setting for their cover of [[Music/ImagineDragons "Radioactive"]] with Music/LindseyStirling. Blasted, graffiti'd buildings, oversaturated visuals, and costumes with plenty of dusty leather and goggles. BadAss.

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* AfterTheEnd: The setting for their cover of [[Music/ImagineDragons "Radioactive"]] with Music/LindseyStirling. Blasted, graffiti'd buildings, oversaturated visuals, and costumes with plenty of dusty leather and goggles. BadAss.



-->'''Kirstie''': (''as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Witch of the West]]''): Don't want no money! (to Avi/Lion) I like your beard.
* AudienceParticipationSong: One of the most well-received part of their concert is where they divide the audience into thirds and have each third sing a part (as Team Scott, Team Mitch, and Team Kirstie), then have Avi and Kevin do their thing beneath.
** Lately, they've been teaching the audience the three parts for the chorus of On My Way Home

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-->'''Kirstie''': -->'''Kirstie''' (''as the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Witch of the West]]''): Don't want no money! (to Avi/Lion) [''to Avi/Lion''] I like your beard.
* AudienceParticipationSong: AudienceParticipationSong:
**
One of the most well-received part parts of their concert concerts is where they divide the audience into thirds and have each third sing a part (as Team Scott, Team Mitch, and Team Kirstie), then have Avi and Kevin do their thing beneath.
** Lately, they've been teaching the audience the three parts for the chorus of On "On My Way HomeHome."



* ChristmasSongs: Two full albums of them, ''[=PTXmas=]'' and ''That's Christmas To Me''.
* CloudCuckoolander: Scott can be this.

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* ChristmasSongs: Two full albums of them, ''[=PTXmas=]'' and ''That's Christmas To to Me''.
* %%* CloudCuckoolander: Scott can be this.



** The video for their cover of "Starships" by Music/NickiMinaj. The band puts together a spaceship out of random household objects!
** The video for their cover of "Aha" by Music/ImogenHeap. Zombified band members stalk a man and his girlfriend!
* CoverVersion: The majority of their songs so far. However, they often drastically rearrange the songs and like to do medleys, such as "Daft Punk" which combines seven different Daft Punk songs in one and "La La Latch" which combines "La La La" and "Latch", both of which have lead vocals by Music/SamSmith. ''Pentatonix'', in contrast to earlier albums, is mostly original songs with only "If I Ever Fall In Love" as a cover (plus covers of "Where Are Ü Now", "Cheerleader", and "Lean On" in the deluxe version.)

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** The video for their Their cover of "Starships" by Music/NickiMinaj. The band puts Music/NickiMinaj features the group putting together a spaceship out of random household objects!
objects.
** The video for their Their cover of "Aha" by Music/ImogenHeap. Zombified Music/ImogenHeap, in which zombified band members stalk a man and his girlfriend!
girlfriend.
* CoverVersion: The majority of their songs so far. However, they often drastically rearrange the songs and like to do medleys, such as "Daft Punk" which combines seven different Daft Punk songs in one and "La La Latch" which combines "La La La" and "Latch", both of which have lead vocals by Music/SamSmith. ''Pentatonix'', in contrast to earlier albums, is mostly original songs with only "If I Ever Fall In Love" as a cover (plus covers of [[Music/{{Skrillex}} "Where Are Ü Now", Now"]], "Cheerleader", and "Lean On" in the deluxe version.)



** Their Music/BritneySpears cover, from ''The Sing-Off''
** Their Music/{{NSYNC}} medley, from their Website/YouTube channel.
** The "Evolution of Music" video. A medley spanning over five hundred years' worth of popular music.

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** Their Music/BritneySpears cover, cover from ''The Sing-Off''
** Their Music/{{NSYNC}} medley, medley from their Website/YouTube channel.
** The "Evolution of Music" video. A medley video, spanning over five hundred years' worth of popular music.



** A Music/DaftPunk medley, simply titled "Daft Punk".

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** A Music/DaftPunk medley, simply titled "Daft Punk"."Music/DaftPunk", which combines "Technologic", "One More Time", "Get Lucky", "Digital Love", "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger", "Television Rules the Nation", and "Around The World"



** Their newest medley, called "Evolution of Music/MichaelJackson". It is nothing short of awesome.

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** Their newest medley, called "Evolution of Music/MichaelJackson". It is nothing short of awesome.



* RenaissanceMan: Kevin plays cello at professional level as well as saxophone and piano along with inventing celloboxing (playing cello while beatboxing). He's a gifted singer, composer and arranger with his own solo EP (''The Renegade'') and speaks five languages fluently, including French and Mandarin Chinese. Graduated pre-med from Yale with a degree in Asian Studies which included a year and a half as an exchange student at China's two best schools, Beijing and Tsinghua University. He put a career in medicine on hold to explore his musical calling.

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* RenaissanceMan: Kevin plays cello at professional level as well as saxophone and piano along with inventing celloboxing (playing cello while beatboxing). He's a gifted singer, composer and arranger with his own solo EP (''The Renegade'') and speaks five languages fluently, including French and Mandarin Chinese. Graduated He graduated pre-med from Yale with a degree in Asian Studies which included a year and a half as an exchange student at China's two best schools, Beijing and Tsinghua University. He put a career in medicine on hold to explore his musical calling.



* VocalTagTeam: Scott takes lead most often, but Kirstie and Mitch carry several songs apiece, and Mitch usually does the rapping when it's needed. Even Avi gets into the mix on several of their tunes, espeically on some of their recent original songs.

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* VocalTagTeam: Scott takes lead most often, but Kirstie and Mitch carry several songs apiece, and Mitch usually does the rapping when it's needed. Even Avi gets into the mix on several of their tunes, espeically especially on some of their recent original songs.
7th Jun '16 12:46:37 AM NWolfman
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** They also did one of ''Series/SesameStreet'' songs based around "Pinball Number Count."
29th Dec '15 8:44:35 AM Silverblade2
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** Their collaboration with Music/LindseyStirling on Music/ImagineDragons' "Radioactive" (and later again on Creator/{{Stromae}}'s "Papaoutai"). ACappella music... with cello and violin.

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** Their collaboration with Music/LindseyStirling on Music/ImagineDragons' "Radioactive" (and later again on Creator/{{Stromae}}'s Music/{{Stromae}}'s "Papaoutai"). ACappella music... with cello and violin.
22nd Dec '15 6:38:47 PM AlexandraSB
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** Lately, they've been teaching the audience the three parts for the chorus of On My Way Home
1st Nov '15 8:35:33 PM Ostentenacity
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* ''PTX Volume 3" (September 2014)

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* ''PTX Volume 3" 3'' (September 2014)
1st Nov '15 8:32:29 PM Ostentenacity
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Pentatonix, or "PTX," as they like to call themselves, are an ACappella singing group consisting of five incredibly talented young musicians: Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch grew up together in Arlington, TX. They recorded a Website/YouTube cover of "Telephone" by Music/LadyGaga in an attempt to win a "meet the cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}''" cover band. They didn't win the contest, but when Scott learned about ''Series/TheSingOff'', they were inspired to audition. With advice from ''Sing-Off'' staff member Ben Bram, they added Avi, the bass singer, and invited Kevin to join them on vocal percussion after seeing his viral "cello-beatboxing" video on [=YouTube=].

Together, the group produces a unique, full, layered sound that almost seems too complex to come out of five people. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch form the melodic and harmonic core of the music, while Avi and Kevin lay down a remarkably solid base. Pentatonix won the third season of ''The Sing-Off'', and have been creating impressive cover arrangements and original songs ever since. They have five EP albums out thus far with a fourth full length album planned, and they regularly release [=YouTube=] videos of their music. They have had multiple viral videos, most notably "Evolution of Beyoncé" and a Music/DaftPunk medley which reached 100 million views in November 2014 (one year after it was posted). Both videos received wide media attention as well. Pentatonix has made multiple US, two European, and one Australasian tour. They've performed pop, electronic, dubstep, and hip-hop music in their signature ACappella style. They're the first ''Sing-Off'' alums to have an album go platinum (''That's Christmas To Me'') and also the first to win a Grammy (for "Daft Punk.")

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Pentatonix, or "PTX," as they like to call themselves, are an ACappella singing group consisting of five incredibly talented young musicians: Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch grew up together in Arlington, TX. They recorded a Website/YouTube cover of "Telephone" by Music/LadyGaga in an attempt to win a "meet the cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}''" cover band. They didn't win the contest, but when Scott learned about ''Series/TheSingOff'', they were inspired to audition. With advice from ''Sing-Off'' staff member and Scott's college friend Ben Bram, they added Avi, the bass singer, and invited Kevin to join them on vocal percussion after seeing his viral "cello-beatboxing" video on [=YouTube=].

Together, the group produces a unique, full, layered sound that almost seems too complex to come out of five people. Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch form the melodic and harmonic core of the music, while Avi and Kevin lay down a remarkably solid base. Pentatonix won the third season of ''The Sing-Off'', and have been creating impressive cover arrangements and original songs ever since. They have five EP four [=EPs=] and two studio albums out thus far with a fourth full length album planned, far, and they regularly release [=YouTube=] videos of their music. They have had multiple viral videos, most notably "Evolution of Beyoncé" and a Music/DaftPunk medley which reached 100 million views in November 2014 (one year after it was posted). Both videos received wide media attention as well. Pentatonix has made headlined multiple US, two European, US and European tours and one Australasian tour, and opened for Music/KellyClarkson's Piece By Piece tour. They've performed pop, electronic, dubstep, R&B, and hip-hop music in their signature ACappella style. They're the first ''Sing-Off'' alums to have an album go platinum (''That's Christmas To Me'') and also the first to win a Grammy (for "Daft Punk.")
Punk"), and the first a cappella group to have a No. 1 album in the United States.



* ''PTX Volume 3' (September 2014)

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* ''PTX Volume 3' 3" (September 2014)



* AntiLoveSong: Original song "The Baddest Girl".

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* AntiLoveSong: Original song "The Baddest Girl".Girl":



* OnceAnEpisode: At the end of almost every [=YouTube=] video, Avi will always say, "Don't forget to subscribe" in a deep voice.

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* OnceAnEpisode: At the end of almost every many of their [=YouTube=] video, videos, Avi will always say, "Don't forget to subscribe" in a deep voice.



* RenaissanceMan: Kevin plays cello at professional level as well as saxophone and piano along with inventing celloboxing (playing cello while beatboxing). He's a gifted singer, composer and arranger with his own solo EP (''The Renegade'') and speaks five languages fluently, including French and Mandarin Chinese. Graduated pre-med from Yale with a degree in Asian Studies which included a year and a half as an exchange student at China's two best schools, Beijing and Tsinghua University. Put a career in medicine on hold to explore his musical calling.

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* RenaissanceMan: Kevin plays cello at professional level as well as saxophone and piano along with inventing celloboxing (playing cello while beatboxing). He's a gifted singer, composer and arranger with his own solo EP (''The Renegade'') and speaks five languages fluently, including French and Mandarin Chinese. Graduated pre-med from Yale with a degree in Asian Studies which included a year and a half as an exchange student at China's two best schools, Beijing and Tsinghua University. Put He put a career in medicine on hold to explore his musical calling.



* VocalDissonance: Despite having the [[BassoProfundo deepest]] voice of the group, Avi is second-shortest of the guys.

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* VocalDissonance: Despite having the [[BassoProfundo deepest]] voice of the group, Avi is second-shortest of the guys.5'11" to Kevin's 6'1" and Scott's 6'3".
23rd Oct '15 3:42:23 PM Ostentenacity
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* VocalTagTeam: Scott takes lead most often, but Kirstie and Mitch carry several songs apiece, and Mitch usually does the rapping when it's needed. Even Avi gets into the mix on several of their tunes, espeically on their cover of [[Music/JohnnyCash "Ring of Fire"]].

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* VocalTagTeam: Scott takes lead most often, but Kirstie and Mitch carry several songs apiece, and Mitch usually does the rapping when it's needed. Even Avi gets into the mix on several of their tunes, espeically on some of their cover of [[Music/JohnnyCash "Ring of Fire"]].recent original songs.
21st Oct '15 1:01:24 PM Willbyr
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* PrecisionFStrike: "Bitch" in their cover of "Starships".
** Although, if you listen carefully, they're actually substituting Mitch's name for the swear word.

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Bitch" Subverted; you have to listen closely to catch it, but Mitch is actually singing "Bad Mitches like me" in their cover of "Starships".
** Although, if you listen carefully, they're actually substituting Mitch's name for the swear word.
"Starships" instead of "bitches."



* SelfTitledAlbum: Well, almost. PTX is a nickname for the group, and their first four albums were "PTX, Volume 1," "[=PTXmas=]," "PTX, Vol II," and "PTX, Vol. III."
** Played Straight: Their debut original studio album, set for release in October 2015, is titled "Pentatonix."

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* SelfTitledAlbum: Well, almost. PTX is a nickname for the group, and their first four albums were "PTX, Volume 1," "[=PTXmas=]," "PTX, Vol II," and "PTX, Vol. III."
** Played Straight: Their debut original studio album, set for release in October 2015, is titled "Pentatonix."
" Finally played completely straight with ''Pentatonix''.



* VocalTagTeam: Scott takes lead most often, but Kirstie and Mitch carry several songs apiece, and Mitch usually does the rapping when it's needed. Even Avi gets into the mix on several of their tunes.

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* VocalTagTeam: Scott takes lead most often, but Kirstie and Mitch carry several songs apiece, and Mitch usually does the rapping when it's needed. Even Avi gets into the mix on several of their tunes.tunes, espeically on their cover of [[Music/JohnnyCash "Ring of Fire"]].
21st Oct '15 11:14:55 AM greatprongsofdendalus
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**Although, if you listen carefully, they're actually substituting Mitch's name for the swear word.
17th Oct '15 11:54:45 PM Ostentenacity
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* CoverVersion: The majority of their songs so far. However, they often drastically rearrange the songs and like to do medleys, such as "Daft Punk" which combines seven different Daft Punk songs in one and "La La Latch" which combines "La La La" and "Latch", both of which have lead vocals by Music/SamSmith. ''Pentatonix'', in contrast to earlier albums, is mostly original songs with only "Cheerleader" and "Lean On" as covers.

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* CoverVersion: The majority of their songs so far. However, they often drastically rearrange the songs and like to do medleys, such as "Daft Punk" which combines seven different Daft Punk songs in one and "La La Latch" which combines "La La La" and "Latch", both of which have lead vocals by Music/SamSmith. ''Pentatonix'', in contrast to earlier albums, is mostly original songs with only "Cheerleader" "If I Ever Fall In Love" as a cover (plus covers of "Where Are Ü Now", "Cheerleader", and "Lean On" as covers.in the deluxe version.)
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