Sing Off, NBC, SCERA
Three exciting acappella groups who gained national attention on NBC's "The Sing Off" will share their unique styles as they launch the 2012 summer season at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem. The Memorial Day concert, May 28 at 8:00pm, will feature the television show's reigning champs, Pentatonix, as well as the powerful all-female group Delilah and the local boys gone big time, BYU's Vocal Point, who both made it to the show's final few competitors.
"What a great opportunity this is to see in person three groups that made such an impact on 'Sing Off,'" says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA President & CEO. "Utah County loves our acappella and this show combines the best of the best."
General admission tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for children (age 3-11), seniors (age 65+) and students (w/ID). They are available from 10am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays from 12Noon-6pm at the main office of SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem, online at www.scera.org, by calling (801) 225-ARTS or at the Shell gate 90 minutes prior to the performance.
Five vocalists originating from Arlington, Texas, comprise Pentatonix. They won the third season of the "Sing Off," which aired on NBC this past fall, capping their win with an acappella arrangement of "Eye of the Tiger," and other viewer and voter favorites including "Video Killed The Radio Star," "Love Lockdown," "Dog Days Are Over," "Let's Get It On," "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart," "Born To Be Wild," "Stuck Like Glue," "Forget You," "Since You've Been Gone" and many more. For their win, they received $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony.
Their start came when a local radio station hosted a competition to meet the cast of Glee. Three friends, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoving submitted a tape, and although they did not win, they began performing regularly. They added Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola before auditioning for "Sing Off." The group cites pop, dubstep, electro and hip-hop as their influences, and their intricate five-part harmonies reimagine pop songs and shatter every preconception of just how cool acappella can be as they make awe-inspiring sounds with just their voices.