In one era that vocal auto-tuning and also lip-syncing, Pentatonix are that rare team of singers who can glide up and down the pentatonic range in perfect pitch, timbre and harmony.

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Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)
The Arlington-bred vocal group Pentatonix has actually played homecoming reflects before, but none quite as impassioned as its concert Sunday night at American airline Center.


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Audience members cheer together Pentatonix performs at the American Airlines center on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Swimming pool / staff Photographer)

"This is the greatest headlining show we"ve ever played and all our family, friends and also old teacher are right here ... This is a crazy visual," said Scott Hoying, the quintet"s lanky blond hair baritone, together he looked the end at 18,000 cheering fans.

"I won"t talk much due to the fact that I"ll acquire too emotional and also I"ll start to cry," said mezzo-soprano Kirstin Maldonado. She controlled to hold earlier the tears, but she got so unglued that she botched the talked intro to the next song, Dolly Parton"s "Jolene."


In an era that vocal auto-tuning and lip-syncing, Pentatonix are that rare team of singers who deserve to glide up and down the pentatonic range in perfect pitch, timbre and harmony.


They"ve hit impressive heights in the five years since they developed to compete on NBC"s The Sing-Off. last fall, they became the very first a cappella group to score a No. 1 album ~ above the Billboard 200 with Pentatonix, their 4th full-length release however just their first collection of greatly original tunes.

The team sang the bulk of the album Sunday night, and inevitably, few of their very own songs dragged contrasted to their stock-and-trade sheathe tunes, which included hits by Meghan Trainor ("No"), Omi ("Cheerleader") and "Daft Punk," your Grammy-winning medley of songs by the French electronic-pop duo. Also harder to top was "Evolution the Michael Jackson," a tongue-twisting hodgepodge that "ABC," "Man In the Mirror" and also a dozen Jackson hits in between.


Performing ~ above a sparsely-set phase featuring five rectangular video clip boxes, Pentatonix didn"t try to placed on a bombastic arena show. They preserved dance moves to a minimum, saving their oxygen for your singing. The audience stayed fairly sedate, too -- many of the crowd stayed seated, a rarity at big pop shows.

But what the present lacked in intuitive pizzazz it comprised for in vocal fireworks -- especially in the soaring high note of Mitch Grassi and also the chop rhythmic interplay of base singer Avi Kaplan and singer-beatboxer Kevin Olusola, the only two members not from Arlington. Olusola briefly broke the a cappella spell as soon as he play a cello and included vocal beats for a bizarre "cello-boxing" rendition of Bach"s Prelude and also Fuge in C Major.


If you"re not a huge fan the a cappella singing, the display felt at time like an intricate parlor trick v too small space between the notes. But simply when it seemed the pace would never slow, the tape launched right into a gorgeous set-closing variation of "Hallelujah," Leonard Cohen"s sublime but thorny meditation on love, sex and also religion.


On record, Pentatonix"s version sounds weird peppy. But in concert, with thousands of cell phone call flashlights illuminating the arena, their voices take it on a mythological glow.


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Look through gorgeous image of Pentatonix"s hometown concert at American Airlines center in Dallas:


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1/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs in ~ the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


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2/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


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3/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs in ~ the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


4/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs at the American Airlines center on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


5/15Pentatonix, (from left) Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kevin Olusola and also Mitch Grassi, performs in ~ the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


6/15Pentatonix, (from left) Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan and also Mitch Grassi, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


7/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs in ~ the American Airlines center on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


8/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and also Kevin Olusola, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


9/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and also Kevin Olusola, performs in ~ the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


10/15Pentatonix, (from left) Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying and also Kevin Olusola, performs in ~ the American Airlines center on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


11/15Pentatonix performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


12/15Pentatonix, (from left) Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


13/15Pentatonix, (from left) Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


14/15Pentatonix, (from left) Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and also Avi Kaplan, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


15/15Pentatonix, (from left) Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan and Mitch Grassi, performs at the American Airlines facility on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)(Staff Photographer)


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Thor Christensen. Thor Christensen is a previous pop music movie critic for The Dallas Morning News and also The Milwaukee journal whose job-related has showed up in The new York Times and also several books, including Musichound: The essential Album guide (Visible ink Press). He is interviewed two Beatles, a pair of rolling Stones and hundreds of musicians from Beyoncé come Bono come David Bowie. He is a Chicago native and a longtime residents of east Dallas.

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