Pentatonix, the famous Acappella group, started their journey on a show called ‘The Sing-Off.’ It was a competition that had Acappella groups competing for a recording contract.
Back then, the five members of Pentatonix were Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Avi Kaplan. They were very young, and to be on the show, many of them were missing school.
For their 7th performance on the show, they prepared to sing ‘Born To Be Wild’ by Steppenwolf. It was a challenge for them because they weren’t used to doing rock songs.
Another difficulty they faced was Kirstin being sick. The competition was demanding, and she began to lose her voice. She powered through nonetheless, and during the performance, no one could tell she was ill.
When they took the stage, Scott Hoying sang the lead for the song, and he performed impeccably. Their choreography was flawless, and their outfits stuck to a theme of red and black.
After the performance, the judges were all in awe of the five singers. Sara Bareilles said she loved their routine as usual, and she hoped they felt that their sacrifices were worth it.
Shawn Stockman was especially amazed by Kevin and Avi for bringing amazing bass vocals to the song. Ben Folds told them they rocked. Pentatonix continued its rise to fame and never looked back.