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A cappella group Pentatonix represents everything that is great about music. The five members of the group performed at The Parish Friday night.

Pentatonix is made up of Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado and Kevin Olusola. Grassi, Hoying and Maldonado sang in the choir together at their Arlington, Texas high school. They added Kaplan and Olusola before auditioning for, and winning, NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” Pentatonix released their EP–“PTX Volume 1”–in June and are touring the country.

The main singers are Grassi, Hoying and Maldonado, with Kaplan as bass and Olusola as the incredibly gifted beat-boxer. Kaplan’s bass contrasts Grassi and Maldonado’s sopranos, all of which surrounds Hoying’s powerful voice and is timed perfectly to Olusola’s beats. 

Pentatonix mainly performs covers of pop songs, such as “You Da One” by Rihanna, and original songs  like “Show You How to Love.”

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