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Top Ten With Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix

Welcome to Top Ten With…, a fun Q&A session where you’ll get to learn all about the music scene’s hottest artists! Today’s featured artist is Pentatonix, the a cappella singing group who won season 3 of NBC’s The Sing Off. The group’s recent EP debuted in the top ten on iTunes, and they are gearing up for a tour later in the year. The group’s Mitch Grassi recently took time out to share his inspirations and goals with us. Get to know Pentatonix through our exclusive interview!

Top Ten With Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix

I’m inspired by: Imogen Heap. She’s always been my main source of musical inspiration. She produces her own music and has a beautiful voice! She is what I want to be when I grow up.

I realized I wanted to play music when: I was born.

Four songs you might find on my iPod: “Ponponpon” by Kyarypamyupamyu, “Liquorice” by Azealia Banks, “Windowlicker” by Aphex Twin, “2night” by Eric Prydz.

One word I would use to describe myself: ridiculous.

The best part of being a musician: performing! I love being on stage.

Right now, I’m most excited about: performing at B.B. King’s in New York!

Something most people don’t know about me: I am training to be a DJ!

One of my happiest moments was: performing “Battlefield” with the beautiful and talented Jordin Sparks.

My music is: not MY music, but OUR music. It’s extremely eclectic, and stems from a ton of different influences.

In ten years, I see myself: producing music, DJing for massive crowds, and hopefully still performing with Pentatonix!

Pentatonix’s debut EP, PTX Volume 1, is available now – visit to get your copy, and be sure to follow the group on Facebook and Twitter for news and tour information.