returns to Levitt Pavilion
Posted: Sunday, September
1, 2013 1:08 am | Updated: 5:43 pm, Mon Sep 2, 2013.
Victoria Ponceti The Shorthorn staff
The air thrummed with energy as thousands of fans waited for Pentatonix
to come on stage. Both new fans and old friends came to watch the
a cappella group perform on Aug. 31 at the Levitt Pavilion.
The five-person musical
group received its start in Arlington in 2011. Arlington-native vocalist
Kirstie Maldonado was thrilled to be performing in Arlington again
this year, after the group’s performance at the Levitt Pavilion
cool to be back and be in your hometown and have so many people that
know you support you,” Maldonado said. “It’s just
really cool. We feel a lot of love from here.”
The group rose to fame
by winning season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and
have continued to expand its musical career.
Each member of the group has a distinct vocal background role, such
as beatboxing, vocal bass and falsetto-singing. Lead vocalist Scott
Hoying says that he appreciates the diversity and unity of the group.
“I like that each of us individually are really staying true
to ourselves,” Hoying said. “We’re taking all of
our influences and what we like and creating and adapting it to our
The group is known for performing and recording covers of other artists’
songs, but is now focusing on more original music. Pentatonix is currently
working on its second album, PTX Volume 2. The performance at the
Levitt Pavilion served as a kick-off for its fall tour.