Pentatonix, the five-person a cappella group comprised of Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola, won $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony (which I read somewhere that they have since dropped) as winners of the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, which was sadly cancelled. But lucky for us (and for them) they were able to showcase their talents to the world before that happened. At midnight, the group released their first studio quality body of work in the form of a digital EP entitled PTX Vol. 1. The EP showcases a few songs we’ve already heard form them such as Goyte‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” and Fun.‘s “We Are Young”. In addition to new covers like Imogen heap‘s “Aha!”, plus originals such as “The Baddest Girl”, “Show You How to Love”, and “Love You Long Time”. For only 7 tracks, I’m thoroughly impressed and can’t to see what their debut album brings.
Download: Pentatonix’s “PTX Vol. 1″ EP
Check out their first ever music video to their cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” below:
And just because, check out their live performance of their original song, “The Baddest Girl” at at 104.3 MYfm. In my last post on them I said how I’m excited to hear what original material they’ll bring and they didn’t disappoint. This song is ill.