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.
Starting midway on the sixth day of Christmas, the five golden singers in the Grammy-winning a cappella group – Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kevin 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.
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?
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 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.”
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.
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.
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
Save Mart Center
San Antonio, TX
Von Braun Center
KFC Yum! Center
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
James Brown Arena
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Atlantic City, NJ
Mark G. Etess Arena
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
Green Bay, WI
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
Las Vegas, NVStateline, NV
Mandalay Bay Events CenterLake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys +
Maryland Heights, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Kansas City, MO
Illinois State Fairgrounds +
Highland Park, IL
Ravinia Festival +
Des Moines, IA
Iowa State Fair +
Orange Beach, AL
The Wharf Amphitheater
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC