Pentatonix is definitely feeling the force! After a crowd rousing intro by Harrison Ford, the a cappella pop sensation and legendary composer John Williams performed a mesmerizing medley from the Star Wars score backed by a full orchestra. Amazing!
OMG! We were already excited about the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opening on Dec. 17. Now after hearing a cappella group Pentatonix play a scintillating medley from the film’s score we’re absolutely freaking out! Making matters even more exciting, Harrison Ford announced the vocal quintet who collaborated with composer John Williams and a 75-piece orchestra at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 22 — and the results were amazing!
The winner of Season 3 of the reality show The Sing-Off, who have captured fans hearts with their stunning arrangements of songs by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and others, has done it again! Their take on the Star Wars score, while scene from the movie played in the background, gave us chills, goosebumps, and so much more. But the stunning performance by the group was no surprise as they continue to deliver on a regular basis. They have already released three albums of covers, including last year’s major holiday hit, That’s Christmas to Me, which gave Taylor Swift’s 1989 a run for her money for the top spot on iTunes. They recently released, Pentatonix, their first album of original music in Oct., which debuted at Number One.
But despite their success, the band’s Star Wars performance may be one of their highlights. “We were ecstatic when they asked us if we would be willing to work with John Williams’ orchestra,” Kevin Olusola, the group’s beatboxer told RollingStone.com. “Our background is in choral music, so this felt like a chance to revisit and re-study certain classical techniques. It sounds so amazing. Our fans are going to be geeking out, because a lot of them are choral students, and I think they’re going to get a huge kick out of this.”
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— Tim Plant