With the holiday season is in full swing, it’s hard not to think about Pentatonix. The popular a cappella group has made it a point to spread Christmas cheer in recent years with their incredible cover versions of songs like “Little Drummer Boy,” and “Mary, Did You Know?”
And, this year is no different.
The five-piece group — which now consists of veteran members Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying and Kevin Olusola, plus holiday season newcomer Matt Sallee — is bringing a new holiday special titled, “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” to television. And, they’re sharing a sneak preview from the upcoming program, which is set to air Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
In this preview, which has already racked up more than 700,000 views on You Tube, the gang can be seen singing the spiritual classic “How Great Thou Art” with current “The Voice” coach and “American Idol” alum Jennifer Hudson.
Already, the group’s entire sound is heavenly with the inclusion of newbie Matt, but it’s even more worthwhile with Jennifer’s soulful pipes! She takes the lead of the faith-based tune, and shows off her gorgeous vibrato before blending vocals with Scott. Then, the rest of the crew adds in its harmony and beat boxing to the ballad. J-Hud gradually soars during the entire tune, but it’s near the end of the performance when fans really get to hear her mighty belt.
Yep! We just got chills y’all!
Aside from Jennifer, other stars featured during the one-hour program — the second holiday special from Pentatonix — include Jay Leno, teenage ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” winner Darci Lynn Farmer and country singer Brett Eldredge. Pentatonix’ will also begin its Christmas tour on Dec. 3. Fans can visit the quintet’s official website for more details on tour dates.