Kirstin Maldonado is helping people get into the holiday spirit…
The 29-year-old half-Mexican, part-Spanish American singer and her Pentatonix group mates will perform Christmas classics at the second annual iHeartRadio Holiday Special later this month.
Pentatonix is part of a lineup that includes Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and Train.
Hosted by Mario Lopez, the virtual concert will take place on November 24 at 7:00 pm ET.
It will be broadcast across iHeart AC, Hot AC and Classic Hits stations and on the iHeartRadio app, with a video stream on the company’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Fans can also watch the concert in VR through the Horizon Venues app on Meta Quest.
The concert will mark the annual switch to exclusively holiday music through Christmas Day on more than 80 stations in key markets nationwide.
According to iHeartMedia, that switch sometimes doubles the audience size for a station from typical non-holiday programming.
“Our listeners always anxiously await the day our stations flip to Christmas music,” said Tom Poleman, chief programming officer for iHeartMedia. “Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé, Train and Pentatonix have some of the best songs of the holiday season, and we’re excited to have them perform on our show.”
Pentatonix dropped their sixth holiday-themed project Evergreen, which features collabs with Alessia Cara and Lindsey Stirling, on October 29; the a cappella group also kicks off a Christmas tour on November 27 in Baltimore.
In addition to local stations, listeners can head to the iHeartRadio Holiday page to see all the dedicated Christmas stations across the iHeartRadio app and beyond.