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The Pentatonix Tour Stops In L.A. For A Special Concert At The Roxy!

By Kelsey Hovermale

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

There’s nothing we love more than a good cover of our favorite song; whether it’s Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Maroon 5‘s “Payphone,” or Nicki Minaj‘s “Starships,” we’re always looking for the latest greatest cover!

Pentatonix Covers Maroon 5's ‘Payphone’ [VIDEO]

So what happens when a talented group of five, does a whole set of cover songs using nothing but the sounds that come out of their mouths? Confused? Don’t be; just take note on the amazing a cappella group known as Pentatonix.

The fabulous five-some who won NBC‘s “The Sing-Off” in the fall of 2011 originated in Texas, where Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado and Mitch Grassi grew up together. They added to the group YouTube sensation, cello player, and beat boxer Kevin Olusola, and bass singer Avi Kaplan, who was recommended to them as the guy who ‘could sing lower than any human being, ever.’ Now the trophy winning five-some are stationed in California, where they record, write and produce. They have toured around the country, and even the world.

A Capella Group Pentatonix Takes on Nicki Minaj’s ‘Starships’ [VIDEO]

At their first ever Los Angeles show, an energetic crowd packed into The Roxy to hear the groups distinct and unique sound. Not only were we impressed by the covers, we also got a taste of some of their original music as well. They certainly rocked The Roxy, with a 20-song set list, one of which they even pulled an audience member up on stage. Their set included “O.M.G.” by Usher, a Britney Spears medley, a Justin Bieber and Katy Perry mash-up of “As Long As You Love Me,” and “Wide Awake,” and of course, the groups personal favorite “End of Time” by Beyonce.

Avi mentioned that he loved all of the fans at The Roxy for being “diverse, and amazing.” Check out some pictures below of their show at The Roxy in L.A.!

You could say this group have the good looks of Katy Perry, and the swag of the Biebs. And speaking of the two, check out a fan clip of the mash-up “As Long As You Love Me/ Wide Awake” below!

They also sang the new song off of their E.P “PTX Vol. 1” called “The Baddest Girl,” and asked fans to help them with their music video by having the entire crowd record and send in the performance! This accompanied a promise that their video could be a part of their upcoming video.

Here’s a video from their YouTube channel about their backstage shennanigans at The Roxy!

The groups performance at The Roxy comes during the same week that they all attended the “Pitch Perfect” premiere. Of the premiere and the movie’s influence on A Cappella music, Avi said, “We met almost all the stars from the movie, and loved them! Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Adam Devine just to name a few. The movie is hilarious and we feel it will bring A Cappella even more to the mainstream which is always amazing. Hopefully there will be a Pitch Perfect 2!” Maybe we’ll even see them in the cast? Avi adds that though it is hard work, the group “wouldn’t change it for the world. [We are] so blessed.”

We’re excited to see what Pentatonix has next up their sleeve! For more information on upcoming events and concerts, click here for their official Facebook Page, and stay tuned to RyanSeacrest.com for more Pentatonix news!

Video Credit: suzemae@yahoo.com