A cappella supergroup Pentatonix is preparing to travel to a different dimension during their performance at the American Music Awards on November 22. The group revealed that they'll be taking the stage for a tribute to the Star Wars score during the event.
Things are about to get acca-awesome!
The tribute performance comes less than a month before the release of the newest addition to the Star Wars saga. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for a North American release on December 18. It can safely be assumed that Pentatonix will include music from the release in their performance.
Alongside the announcement, Pentatonix tweeted out a short teaser of their performance.https://twitter.com/PTXofficial/status/664082843362922496
In the nine second video, the quintet showcase their a cappella skills while tackling the saga's iconic opening number.
Although the teaser video was performed a cappella, the group will be supported by a full symphony during their onstage performance. It remains to be seen how the group (who makes all their music with their mouths, to quote Pitch Perfect) will work with actual instrumentation, although we have high expectations.
The intergalactic performance will enable the group to pay tribute to the work of Oscar and Grammy-Award-winning composer John Williams. Williams has composed the music for the entire Star Wars saga. Each film's score was then performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
This marks the second time that Pentatonix has suited up for a film crossover, the first being their cameo appearance in Pitch Perfect 2. Coupled with the release of their self-titled album, 2015 is becoming a big year for the talented performers.
Pentatonix are sharing the stage with confirmed performers One Direction, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, and the evening's host, Jennifer Lopez.