This Michael Jackson A Cappella Medley Is Beyond Amazing
By Meredith B. Kile
A cappella supergroup Pentatonix is at it again, and this time they’re taking on Michael Jackson’s biggest hits!
The group, which won the third season of NBC a cappella competition show The Sing-Off and recently appeared in Pitch Perfect 2 (they played the Canadian competitors in the world championships, though the group originated from Arlington, Texas), is well-known on the Internet for their impressive medleys and mashups, and this jaw-dropping arrangement of MJ’s classics is no exception.
Starting with Jackson 5 hits like "ABC" and "I Want You Back," the "Evolution of Michael Jackson" medley seamlessly transitions to Jackson’s early solo chart-toppers like "Rock With You" and "Billie Jean," through the epic "Thriller" era, before ending up at MJ’s heartfelt later hits like "Will You Be There" and "Heal the World."
The group is led by impressive melody and harmonies from vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, and Kirstie Maldonado and anchored by bassist Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin Olusola (though Olusola gets a rare chance to show off his impressive vocal chops as the lead on "The Way You Make Me Feel").