Kirstin Maldonado & Her Pentatonix Group Mates Release “Deck The Halls” Cover

Kirstin Maldonado is getting all decked out…

The 25-year-old Spanish- and Mexican-American singer and her Pentatonix group mates are ringing in the holiday season with a new take on a Christmas classic.

Kristin Maldonado & Pentatonix

On Monday (Nov. 27), the acapella group shared a brand-new video of them singing “Deck The Halls,” in celebration of their Christmas special A Very Pentatonix Christmas, airing on NBC.

This past May, Avi Kaplan — who had been with Pentatonix since the beginning — announced in an emotional video that he would be parting ways with the group.

Now, Pentatonix has welcomed singer Matt Sallee to join them as vocal bass for their performance-packed holiday season, and in the new video fans get a peek at just how well he fits into the lineup.

For the new holiday visuals, the five vocalists are shown in entirely festive garb, rocking velvets and seasonal red and green shades as they perform in a cozily-decorated home.

Tune into NBC at 10:00 pm EST for A Very Pentatonix Christmas.

Pentatonix is also gearing up for their A Pentatonix Christmas Tour, with fourteen dates in six cities. View the full schedule, and buy tickets here.

Kirstin Maldonado & Her Pentatonix Group Mates Join Voices with Jennifer Hudson on “How Great Thou Art” Cover

Kirstin Maldonado is getting into the holiday spirit with an assist from an Oscar winner…

The 25-year-old half-Mexican and part-Spanish American singer/songwriter and her Pentatonix group mates have joined voices with Jennifer Hudson on their soulful cover of “How Great Thou Art.”

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix

The performance of the song was uploaded to Pentatonix’s official YouTube channel this week ahead of their NBC holiday special A Very Pentatonix Christmas airing on Monday, November 27.

Hudson voice flawlessly meshes with Maldonado and her group mates before Hudson soars into her own notes for the verse “Then sings my soul,” with Pentatonix later breaking out the beatboxing.


This is Pentatonix’s latest venture into Christmas music. Three of their four charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 are Christmas covers: “Little Drummer Boy,” “Hallelujah” and “Mary, Did You Know?”

The full Pentatonix Christmas holiday special will begin airing at 10:00 pm EST on November 27.

Kirstin Maldonado & Pentatonix to Host Second Christmas Special on NBC

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 Deluxeand 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.