Watch Pentatonix's Epic 'Evolution of Michael Jackson' Medley
Pentatonix Jiro Schneider
From Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and "ABC" to "Billie Jean," "Beat
It" and "Black or White." Pentatonix is back with a new epic evolution
arrangement — this time, charting the comprehensive catalog of Michael
Jackson. The a cappella group shared the song Monday, beginning with
snippets of Jackson 5's "I Want You Back," "ABC" and "I'll Be There,"
and running through "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," "Rock With You,"
"Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Thriller," "Man in the Mirror," "Smooth Criminal,"
"Black or White" and "You Are Not Alone," among others.
The RCA artists — currently
touring with Kelly Clarkson and fresh off the release of their On My
Way Home documentary — have previously released evolution-style videos
of Beyonce and other acts.
"People just like evolution
videos — 'Evolution of Dance' was one of the biggest YouTube videos
in history," Scott Hoying previously told The Hollywood Reporter of
their ambitious medleys. Mitch Grassi added, "The evolution concept
is much more captivating [than our straight covers]. It is really vocally
taxing, but I think we can do it for a few shows."