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Pentatonix Isn't Breaking Up, Kirstin Maldonado Says

Pentatonix Isn't Breaking Up, Kirstin Maldonado Says

Avi Kaplan has stepped back from the band and Kirstin Maldonado has a new solo single out — but that doesn’t mean Pentatonix is breaking up.

“We’re not broken up,” Kirstin dished to ET while promoting her song, “Break A Little”.

She adds, “Honestly, we just want the best for each other … We’ve been a family for the past 6 years, and we’re all just taking new chapters as it comes, as life changes, as life comes at us.”

“I fulfill a part of myself in Pentatonix,” Kirstin continued. “And then, we can all step away individually, and do the specific things we like, because we’re all so different in musical tastes.”

Singer Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix - Watch His Touching Video Here

Singer Avi Kaplan Is Leaving Pentatonix - Watch His Touching Video Here

Avi Kaplan has decided to step back from Pentatonix for a bit.

The bass singer revealed the news in a new video on the a capella group’s Facebook page and revealed his plans going forward.

“If you have watched, know that this is exactly what I would have said in the video, if filming it wasn’t one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do,” Avi shares in a touching note to fans. “This morning, I announced that I will be taking a step back from PTX.”

He adds, “I’ve struggled with this decision a lot. It has been the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life. Before I explain why, I want you all to know that the past 6 years have been the most unbelievable years of my life. The things we’ve accomplished, the places we’ve seen, the people we’ve touched with our music… It surpasses anything that I could have ever dreamed up for my life.”

His reason is a good one – family time.

“It’s been hard for me not to be with my family and friends when I need them or when they need me. It’s been hard to not be able to escape into nature when I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some time to myself.”

Avi continues, “I do want you all to know that I’m still going to be doing music and I’m going to be doing it with my whole heart. I will ALWAYS do my best to lift others up with my voice. I hope that you’ll all support my decision and that you can understand where I’m coming from. And regardless of anything, I just want to thank you for all that you’ve given to me. I have been so unbelievably blessed and humbled to be a part of all your lives in any way and I wanted you to hear this from me. From my voice. And from my heart.
I love you all deeply and I thank you for everything. Truly.

Avi will still be performing at Pentatonix‘s upcoming shows.

Pentatonix Serenades With New 'Can't Help Falling in Love' Cover - Watch Now!

Pentatonix Serenades With New 'Can't Help Falling in Love' Cover - Watch Now!

This brand new Pentatonix cover will give you chills.

The group – Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola – combines their amazing harmonies for a version of Elvis Presley‘s classic “Can’t Help But Falling in Love.”

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“It’s been so heartwarming to see all of the love & support for our brand new #PTXFallingInLove video!” PTX later tweeted after getting a ton of praise from fans.

Watch the “Can’t Help But Falling in Love” cover below and tell us what you think!


Pentatonix “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Cover

Pentatonix Drop Stunning 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Video On Same Day As New Album - Watch Here!

Pentatonix Drop Stunning 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Video On Same Day As New Album - Watch Here!

Our Friday just got a whole lot better because Pentatonix just dropped their new album and video!

The group — Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola — treated fans to the “Bohemian Rhapsody” video on the same day they dropped their new album — and it’s insanely wonderful.

PTX pays tribute to the original Queen music video with the iconic spotlights and a black background scene.

Their new album, Classics, Vol IV also features “Imagine“, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Over The Rainbow”, “Take On Me”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Jolene” with Dolly Parton.


[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Bohemian Rhapsody – Pentatonix

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Pentatonix's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Cover Will Give You Chills - Listen Now!

Pentatonix's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Cover Will Give You Chills - Listen Now!

If you thought Pentatonix‘s cover of John Lennon‘s “Imagine” was good, prepared to be completely blown away by Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

The group — Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola — will give you chills upon chills, and then make all your emotions swirl around you.

The cover is THAT good!

You can get the song instantly just be pre-ordering Pentatonix‘s new album, PTX Vol. IV Classics, which is out on April 7th.

Listen below and let us know what you think!

Pentatonix To Take on Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on New 'Classics' Album

Pentatonix To Take on Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on New 'Classics' Album

Pentatonix are taking on the most amazing song yet on their new Classics, Vol IV album!

The group — Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola — revealed the full tracklist on their Twitter today and the first one on the list was Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody”!

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This is a SIX MINUTE song, and the original is such a brilliant piece of music.

Original singers Queen recorded the piece over three weeks of intensive work; one week of which was spent on the operatic section alone.

Other songs on Pentatonix‘s new album include “Imagine“, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Over The Rainbow”, “Take On Me”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Jolene” with Dolly Parton.

Listen to Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” below!


Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video)

Pentatonix Never Fail To Impress - Watch 6 Of Their Most Amazing Performances Now!

Pentatonix Never Fail To Impress - Watch 6 Of Their Most Amazing Performances Now!

From the first moment Pentatonix sing, you are immediately hooked.

There’s no not liking the a cappella group — Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola — who won NBC’s The Sing-Off back in 2011. They went on to three Grammy Awards.

The group’s latest cover proves it, too.

The moment you even see the quintet, you knew that their cover was going to be amazing.

In fact, a lot of their performances are.

JJJ has been working on this tiny list for what seems like forever, but we did it. We picked out Pentatonix‘s SIX best performances.

Click inside to see them all!

Pentatonix Debut Powerful New Video For John Lennon's 'Imagine' - Watch!

Pentatonix Debut Powerful New Video For John Lennon's 'Imagine' - Watch!

Pentatonix will never cease to amaze us with their cover videos — and their latest might just be the most powerful yet.

Taking on John Lennon‘s “Imagine”, the group — Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola — took the song to another level in the video.

Kevin, Avi, Kirstin, Scott and Mitch all pass around a sign, revealing new cultural, ethnic and religious labels they identify with.

The song will be included in Pentatonix’s upcoming EP, PTX Vol. IV Classics, which is out on April 7th.


[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Imagine – Pentatonix