Kirstin Maldonado & Her Pentatonix Group Mates Release Genre-Bending “12 Days of Christmas”

Kirstin Maldonado is counting down to Christmas in an entertaining way…

The 28-year-old Mexican & Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates are ringing in the annual countdown to the season but with a sonic twist in their new “12 Days of Christmas” music video.

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Starting midway on the sixth day of Christmas, the five golden singers in the Grammy-winning a cappella group – Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch GrassiKevin Olusola and Matt Sallee – deliver their verses with a wide range of genres, including hip-hop, electro-pop, island folk and more, predominantly backed by Olusola’s beatboxing.

“The PTX holiday cheer continues as we countdown to Christmas with our version of ’12 Days of Christmas,'” Pentatonix wrote on their social media. “We had fun putting our touch on this iconic Christmas song!”

Their funky-yet-festive rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” is the first song on their sixth holiday set We Need a Little Christmas, which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard‘s Top Holiday Albums chart, dated November 28.

The five-piece group also released holiday visuals for “Thank You” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)” off the Christmas album.

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix Release Video for Cover of Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over”

 Kirstin Maldonado is bringing the party

The 28-year-old half-Mexican & part-Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates have released the official music video for PTX’s cover of Billie Eilish’s “When the Party’s Over” the 2018 single from her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

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Pentatonix’s version of the song appears on their At Home EP, which was released last month. It follows the release of singles “Home” and “Blinding Lights.”

Pentatonix arranged, recorded and produced their latest EP while quarantining in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their latest video appears to follow suit. 

Although the group members maintain social distance in the clip, their voices meld together in a cappella harmonies, adeptly capturing the reflective vibe of the original song.

“We are huge fans of Billie! Billie is so well known for her amazing production, and we knew the beautiful melody and moody vibe of ‘When the Party’s Over’ could be well suited to a stripped-down, harmonically lush arrangement,” Maldonado told Rolling Stone. “We had so much fun creating the song and video.”

Pentatonix will be releasing videos for their At Homesongs “Break My Heart” and “Dreams” on July 15th and July 22nd, respectively.

Kirstin Maldonado & Her Pentatonix Group Mates Release Video for their “Blinding Lights” Cover

Kirstin Maldonado is turning on the (blinding) lights

The 28-year-old half-Mexican & part-Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates have released the video for their cover of The Weekend’s “Blinding Lights.”

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In the clip, the Grammy-winning a cappella groupappear in their respective homes, belting the infectious hook with harmonies and a capella instrumentals.

Pentatonix’s “Blinding Lights” video follows the release of last month’s “Home” mash-up, in which the group blended lyrics from hits about home, a fitting song for the world’s shelter-at-home moment due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PTX’s take on “Blinding Lights” appears on the The Sing-Off-winning group’s new At Home EP, which was recorded while the group was in quarantine in separate homes. It was released last week.

Pentatonix will be dropping videos from the project weekly throughout July.

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix to Launch World Tour in May

Kirstin Maldonado is going global…

The 26-year-old half-Mexican/part-Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates will be hitting the road this spring for their upcoming world tour, and they spilled all the details of what fans can expect in a new video, premiering exclusively on Billboard.

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In the clip, the five singers sit down with Live Nationto answer questions about the tour and get quizzed about their fellow bandmates. 

“A lot of new music!” Maldonado says of what to expect, while Scott Hoyingpromises “fun,” “choreo” and “belting” at each show.

Next, the a cappella group plays a rapid-fire round of superlatives, naming which of their bandmates is the biggest prankster (Kirstin), the messiest (a toss-up) and always late (also Kirstin, though beatboxer Kevin Olusolapoints silently to himself).

Another fun fact? If the band could change their name, original members Maldonado, Hoying and Mitch Grassiall agree it would be — wait for it — Fifth Harmony! The girl group may have announced their indefinite hiatus in March 2018, but it’s a good thing CamilaCabello & Co. laid claim to the moniker during The X Factor back in 2012.

Pentatonix: The World Tourkicks off May 11 at the Oracle Arenain Oakland, California.

PENTATONIX: THE WORLD TOUR Dates

05/11/2019Oakland, CAOracle Arena
05/14/2019Fresno, CASave Mart Center
05/16/2019Inglewood, CAThe Forum
05/19/2019Denver, COPepsi Center
05/21/2019Tulsa, OKBOK Center
05/23/2019San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
05/25/2019Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center
05/26/2019Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Center
05/30/2019Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum Complex
06/01/2019Orlando, FLAmway Center
06/02/2019Augusta, GAJames Brown Arena
06/04/2019Allentown, PAPPL Center
06/06/2019New York, NYMadison Square Garden
06/08/2019Worcester, MADCU Center
06/09/2019Atlantic City, NJMark G. Etess Arena
06/11/2019Montreal, QCCentre Bell
06/13/2019Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
06/15/2019Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
06/16/2019Columbus, OHNationwide Arena
06/18/2019Milwaukee, WIFiserv Forum
06/20/2019Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
06/22/2019Moline, ILTaxSlayer Center
06/23/2019Green Bay, WIResch Center
06/25/2019St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
06/26/2019Fargo, NDFargodome
06/28/2019Calgary, ABScotiabank Saddledome
06/30/2019Edmonton, ABRogers Place
07/02/2019Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
07/03/2019Tacoma, WATacoma Dome
07/06/201907/07/2019Las Vegas, NVStateline, NVMandalay Bay Events CenterLake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys +
08/11/2019Maryland Heights, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/13/2019Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
08/14/2019Springfield, ILIllinois State Fairgrounds +
08/15/2019Highland Park, ILRavinia Festival +
08/17/2019Des Moines, IAIowa State Fair +
08/19/2019Brandon, MSBrandon Amphitheater
08/20/2019Orange Beach, ALThe Wharf Amphitheater
08/22/2019Tuscaloosa, ALTuscaloosa Amphitheater
08/24/2019Jacksonville, FLDailey’s Place
08/26/2019Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
08/27/2019Canandaigua, NYConstellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
08/29/2019Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion
08/31/2019Bethel, NYBethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/01/2019Canfield, OHCanfield Fair +

+Not a Live Nation date