An a capella group that officially began their singing career after winning Season 3 of "The Sing-Off," the group consists of Scott Hoying (baritone), Kirstie Maldonado (soprano/alto), Mitch Grassi (tenor), Avi Kaplan (bass), and Kevin Olusola (beatboxing percussionist). Pentatonix derives their name from the number of members in the group and from the pentatonic scale in music theory, with the c changed to an x for stylistic purposes. The group first began with the original trio of Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch from Arlington, Texas who decided that in order to effectively compete in "The Sing-Off," they needed a bass and beatboxer. Kevin (beatbox) was found by Scott on Youtube after watching Kevin's video of him beatboxing while playing the cello. Avi (bass) was contacted by the trio and joined up after seeing the three in a Youtube video. After winning on Season 3, the group signed a record label and was soon touring the United States. Their specialty is doing covers of popular music while adding in their own special breakdowns and futuristic musical effects, thanks to Kevin and Avi, with Scott, Kirstie, and Mitch focusing on melody and harmony. Some of their most popular covers are "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles, "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and the Machine, and "Aha!" by Imogen Heap.
"Oh, dude! What band are you listening to? They sound so cool!"
"Man, I'm listening to Pentatonix! It's so hype!"
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Pentatonix is an a capella band with five humans (probably marshmellows or beans) that can REALLY sing. Once you stop listening to their music, you can't stop.
"Am I in heaven?"

"No you just forgot to take off your headphones and you're listening to Pentatonix."
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The best a cappela group on the whole universe started in arlington texas. Members are Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Matt Sallee and Kevin Olusola. They are talented, sweet, kind, racism free and so much more

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Group known for singing Acapella of recent songs.
Pentatonix is decent.
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