Just try and imagine a world with a very Pentatonix Christmas

Pentatonix, also known as “PTX,” is an award-winning a capella group from Arlington, Texas. Its five amazing vocalists are: Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Salee (who replaced Avi Kaplan in 2017). Pentatonix is best known for their covers, although they sometimes assemble medleys and perform some original work of their own. Their pop-style arrangements feature vocal harmonies, riffing, bass lines, percussion and beatboxing.

The five singers who created Pentatonix met in 2011, just one day before they auditioned for a spot on NBC’s talent competition show “The Sing-Off.” Apparently they worked well together, because they went on to be that season’s winning group! Since their coup on “The Sing-Off,” Pentatonix has won three Grammy Awards and toured the world. Their YouTube channel has well over 13 million subscribers and has attracted a staggering 2.7 billion views.

If there’s one thing Pentatonix loves, it’s Christmas! They’ve released three holiday albums and have just embarked on a special Christmas tour. In 2017 their second television special, “A Very Pentatonix Christmas,” aired on NBC. The guest stars included rhythm-and-blues legend Jennifer Hudson, country star Brett Eldredge, comedian and former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, and 13 year-old ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” champion Darci Lynne Farmer.

In the clip from the Christmas special that’s posted below, Pentatonix sing John Lennon’s “Imagine.” It may be Lennon’s most iconic work and it’s certainly the most successful from his post-Beatles solo career. It was composed in just one morning while Lennon was sitting at a piano. The lyrics ask the listener to imagine a world without barriers, national or religious, with people living in peace and free from their obsession with material wealth. Rolling Stone called it Lennion’s “greatest musical gift to the world”

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