A five-person a cappella group based out of Arlington, Texas, Pentatonix are best known for winning the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011. Formed by high-school friends Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying, the group got its initial start after its version of Beyonc+¬ and Lady Gaga's "Telephone," recorded for a local Glee-related contest, started garnering attention on YouTube. The band then added members Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, renamed itself Pentatonix, and auditioned for The Sing-Off. Standing out for their unexpected stylistic range, which found them covering songs in such styles as electronica, reggae, R&B, dubstep, and more, Pentatonix ultimately won The Sing-Off performing Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." They released a debut EP, PTX, Vol. 1, in 2012. ~ Matt CollarPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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