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Pentatonix Energizes Los Angeles

26/01/13 08:29

Pentatonix Energizes Los Angeles

Concert Review
Rock Star Music News
January 26, 2013

If you love Glee, Pitch Perfect, and Smash you will love Pentatonix; make it your mission to catch them on tour! Their next two shows are sold out so grab your tickets while they are available.

January 24, 2013, Hollywood, CALIFORNIA--Pentatonix kicked off their 2013 tour in Hollywood Thursday night and the energy emanating from The Fonda Theatre could have powered the entire city of Los Angeles. These five a cappella artists know how to bring a crowd alive. Even if the Fonda wasn't a General Admission standing only floor venue, there is no question the fans of this breakout a cappella group who won the NBC show "Sing-Off" would have been on their feet singing along and cheering throughout the entire show.

Pentatonix kicked off the night with recently released mashup cover of Swedish House Mafia's "Save The World / Don't You Worry Child." Scott Hoying (lead male vocalist) talked about how the group came together and said, "We were like the biggest choir nerds ever…we decided to do what all the cool kids were doing and put a trio a cappella video up on youtube." This elicited a round of laughter from the crowd. Hoyer then asked by show of hands how many "choir nerds" were in the audience and just about every arm in the house flew up with cheers. Scott said after the trio decided to audition for the "Sing-Off" they added two more members to the group and commented on the contribution the additions had on their success, "Meat and potatoes are everything."

Watch Petatonix SHM "Save The World / Don't You Worry Child" on YouTube Music Video

"Did anyone watch the sing off?"

The highlight of the evening was the classically trained Kevin Osula's solo beat boxing cello demonstration. The self-professed crowd of "choir nerds" went wild for Kevin and threw both hands in the air to show their appreciation for his art.

They also thrilled fans with their spectacular 100% a cappella arrangements of "Video Killed the Radio Star," (The Buggles) "As Long As You Love Me," (Justin Bieber) "Telephone," (Lady Gaga) "Dog Days Are Over," (Florence + The Machine) "Bye, Bye, Bye," ('N Sync) and "We Are Young" (fun.). The group's 90 minute set also included covers of Beyoncé and Rihanna. They closed out the night in sensational style with a fabulous production of Nicki Minaj's "Starships," which incorporated fantastic dancers and finished the show off with pizzazz.

Pentatonix is a rare find these days offering inspiration to stay true to your passion and hit the stage with your authentic self. This was evident Thursday night at The Fonda Theatre. With such a positive "be true to yourself" message, this is a show every parent should send their teenager to see and every fan of pop music should take the opportunity to soak up and enjoy. It is a spectacular presentation of true talent.