Pentatonix Sings Epic ‘Star Wars’ Tribute During AMAs
Pentatonix, the pop a cappella stars, brought the force with them on Sunday at the American Music Awards for an impressive Star Wars tribute to promote its newest reboot Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Introduced by the one and only Harrsion Ford, the group started the performance with a version of “The Imperial March” before the orchestra joined them going into the classic theme song.
Pentatonix are reportedly major Star Wars fans so getting them pumped for the event did not take much. “We were ecstatic when they asked us if we would be willing to work with John Williams’ orchestra,” Kevin Olusola, the group’s resident beatboxer shared with Rolling Stone. The group is known to sway between major pop hits, so they were excited to go back to their roots for this performance. “Our background is in choral music, so this felt like a chance to revisit and re-study certain classical techniques. It sounds so amazing. Our fans are going to be geeking out, because a lot of them are choral students, and I think they’re going to get a huge kick out of this,” added Olusola. The group sang with a full 75-piece orchestra to capture the thrill of the original score, updating it with a little beatboxing to add their own personal touch. Check out the full performance below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv6mB5ZS3MI