Acapella wizards Pentatonix to play in Singapore

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 15 July 2014 8:21 AM | Updated 8:58 PM

Acapella wizards Pentatonix to play in Singapore

You’ve probably seen these guys on YouTube performing the most amazing acapella covers of hits by Beyonce, Psy and Miley Cyrus, and even Christmas classics.

Now, acapella quintet Pentatonix are jumping off your computer screen and into real life with a one-night-only showcase at the Marina Bay Sands theatre on 12 August.

Using just their voices (and a bit of production wizardry), the group has been producing YouTube video covers of hit pop songs that instantly go viral. They garner views in the millions, and Pentatonix or "PTX" as they’re also known, traverse genres and musical arrangments breathlessly.

Members Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado, and Kevin Olusola started performing together after winning reality TV talent competition ‘The Sing-off’ in 2011. But they have since evolved to adding material to their wildly popular YouTube channel, touring the world to perform live, and will next be seen on the big screen with the cast of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’, due out in 2015.

But enough of the back story.  Here are five reasons why you should catch Pentatonix live:

1. Evolution of Music

Take a tour of music through the ages within four-and-half minutes, acapella-style. With over 41 million views, this is the undisputedly the most popular of PTX's offerings and showcases their vocal skills and range. 

2. Daft Punk

PTX take on the robots with a medley of its greatest hits, including ‘Technologic’, ‘One More Time’ and summer anthem ‘Get Lucky’.

3. Love Again

Once in a while, PTX skip the covers. Here the group dresses up as singing space creatures and venture into original music territory with ‘Love Again’.

4. Evolution of Beyonce

It's impossible not to groove and/or sing along to this mashup of the pop queen's greatest hits. Trust us. 

5. Lorde’s Royals

Some would say this is even better than the original.

Pentatonix - Live in Singapore 2014| Date: 12 August 2014 | Venue: Marina Bay Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue | Time: To be announced | Tickets: $148, $128 and $88 (excludes booking fee) available via from 17 July

Pentatonix live in Singapore

Pentatonix live in Singapore

Date Aug 12, 2014

VenueMarina Bay Sands - Grand Theatre

Ticket PriceS$88.00 - S$148.00
 (excludes booking fee)