Pentatonix Performs Memorable A Cappella ‘Star Wars’ Tribute

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

A cappella group Pentatonix performed a memorable tribute to Star Wars at the 2015 American Music Awards on Sunday, building up some more anticipation for the release of The Force Awakens on December 18.

The group members — Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi — were all dressed in Star Wars–inspired attire as they sang the well-known theme song composed by the legendary John Williams.

“We were ecstatic when they asked us if we would be willing to work with John Williams’ orchestra. Our background is in choral music, so this felt like a chance to revisit and restudy certain classical techniques,” Olusola told Rolling Stone.

As we’ve seen several times before — who could forget the moment they surprised diners at the Cracker Barrel in Tennessee — Pentatonix demonstrated some stellar harmonies.

And make sure to pay attention to the moment Grassi starts hitting high notes around the three-minute mark. It’s just as impressive as his solo in the group’s cover of the holiday classic “Joy to the World.”

While this is certainly a treat for Star Wars fans, it’s also one for music lovers everywhere. Just watch the performance for yourself below.

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