YMMV / Pentatonix

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Their A Cappella cover of "Gangnam Style" resulted in more than one listener going "...What." then bursting out in laughter and listening to it again.
  • Broken Base:
    • Whether or not Scott leads too many songs and/or has too many solos. Some fans are fine with it, as the group have made it clear that they openly discuss the solo division, and Avi, Kirstin and Kevin have also stated that they are comfortable singing back-up. Other fans are disappointed that the other members have only lead a hand-full of songs each, and would prefer to see a more equal division in the future.
    • Their cover of Ride by Twenty One Pilots wasn't met too warmly by fans, with some feeling that the group could have gone for a better arrangement, some who felt that the song should have been left alone, and others who liked the cover just fine.
    • Whether the group should move onto original songs or continue doing covers. The group have stated that they'll never stop doing covers, but some fans want want them to leave the covers behind entirely, while others aren't fond of any original material and want things to remain as they are.
  • Face of the Band: Scott and Mitch share this, helped primarily by their "Superfruit" YouTube channel.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Scomiche, for obvious reasons.
    • Then there are some fans who would prefer Mitch and Avi together. It helps that they are the only single people in the group.
    • Despite the fact that she is engaged, there is still a great number of fans who want Avi and Kirstin together.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: All of the main "ships", platonic or not, such as Scavi, Mevin, Mirstie, etc. The only major exceptions are Avi and Kevin, who are known as Meat and Potatoes, which was a nickname that was given to them during their time of The Sing-Off and Scott and Mitch, who are known as Scomiche, a mutation of their names which they themselves developed on a particularly strange episode of "Superfruit".
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The video for "Imagine" starts out with the five band members standing around an end table that has some blank pieces of paper on it. One member takes a piece of paper and begins writing various demographic labels on it to describe themselves ("LBGTQ", "man", "Latina" etc), and then passes it to the next member to repeat the process. At the end they each take a piece of paper and flip it over to reveal a single letter on each: H-U-M-A-N.
  • Tear Jerker: "Run To You", especially since its association with a certain very sad Homestuck fan-comic.
    • Avi leaving the group for many people, especially when you watch the video where he's choked up about it.
  • Uncanny Valley: The music video for their cover of Stromae's "Papaoutai", featuring Lindsey Stirling, is full of this, faithful to the style of Stromae's original video.


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