Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ Gets An A Cappella Cover by Pentatonix [VIDEO]
Pentatonix is a 5-member electronic, hip-hop/pop and R&B group with an a capella flair. They have been together for only a short amount of time, but the instant chemistry between them has developed true friendships. In honor of Whitney Houston‘s recent death, they have put together a cover “completely live” and “no-overdubbing or auto-tune used” of her classic “How Will I Know.”
The group began with three friends Mitch Grassi, Kirstie Maldonado and Scott Hoying at Martin High School of Arlinton, Texas. They submitted their version of Lady Gaga‘s “Telephone” and sent it into a competition to meet the cast of Glee. Although they were not able to win, their hard work drew attention around their high school and after countless positive feedback on YouTube, they decided to continue doing other songs for fun.
The opportunity to audition for NBC‘s “The Sing-Off” came about and the three connected with two other YouTube performers, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola. This final-five named themselves Pentatonix and they master in putting their own dance and upbeat spin to the songs they cover.
The crew now resides in the Los Angeles area and are just beginning their journey to the top with the whole package: the harmony, the moves, and even the beat-boxing.
Check out their tribute to the late Whitney in an a capella version of “How Will I Know.”