Kirstin Maldonado is ready to celebrate the holidays on television again this year…
The 25-year-old half-Mexican and part-Spanish American singer/songwriter and her Pentatonix group mates will return to NBC for their second holiday special.
The Grammy-winning a capella vocal artists’ A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, November 27 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00 pm.
The one-hour show will feature The Voice coach and fellow Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson joining for some favorite holiday tunes. Also appearing are comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and 13-year-old America’s Got Talent winner and ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer.
This week, Pentatonix released a new, deluxe version of its 2016 platinum album, A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe, and will start a Christmas tour on December 3.
The group has sold more than 6.4 million albums in the U.S. alone, won three Grammy Awards, and received a Daytime Emmy nomination.
Last holiday season, A Pentatonix Christmas Special averaged a 1.4 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall, according to “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research. That improved the timeslot versus NBC’s averages for the prior season by +27% in 18-49 (1.4 vs 1.1) and +1.5 million persons, or +25% in total viewers (7.5 million vs. 6.0 million).
A Very Pentatonix Christmas is executive produced by John Irwin Entertainment in collaboration with RCA Records and Pentatonix.