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  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • Salve

  • (gasps) Yay. (giggles)

  • Oh!

  • Oh my gosh, I love Pentatonix.

  • Regina

  • I've seen this video before. It's like an evolution.

  • The Evolution of Music, right?

  • ♪ (Pachelbel, "Canon in D") ♪

  • They're so good.

  • ♪ (Beethoven, "Symphony No. 5") ♪

  • My morning got so much better right now.

  • Oh, Danny Boy, the pipes

  • Okay, for a second, I thought it was a girl singing.

  • I looked over to the left.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way

  • He had a boogie style that no one else could play

  • I'm really confused in who's singing what.

  • This is so legit.

  • Bugle boy of company B ♪

  • - ♪ Because you're mine ♪ - He's such a good bass.

  • - ♪ I walk the line ♪ - His voice, so deep.

  • Ah, ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

  • Ba ba ba ba Barbara Ann

  • Yay, color!

  • Kinda love them.

  • Ba Barbara Ann

  • ♪ R-E-S-P-E-C-T ♪

  • - They're good at this! - She can sing!

  • I love this so much.

  • - ♪ Mama mia, mama mia ♪ - ♪ Mama mia, let me go

  • Queen.

  • Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me

  • For me

  • For meeee! ♪

  • Yes. Hit that high note, Mitch.

  • That was the guy!

  • - ♪ Do do do do ♪ - ♪ Wap wap wap wap

  • Can't touch this

  • - ♪ Tonight's gonna be a good night ♪ - Black Eyed Peas.

  • Oh, it's so good.

  • It's like Pitch Perfect, but better.

  • Like real-life Pitch Perfect.

  • - ♪ Baby, baby, baby, ohh ♪ - Oh, come on, man.

  • - No. - ♪ We found love in a hopeless place

  • Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck

  • They're so talented. How do you do that?

  • - ♪ Oppa ♪ - ♪ Call me maybe

  • Oh, that's such a good mash-up.

  • Do I get to see another one? Yay!

  • Taste the pain right on my tongue

  • Novocaine to make me numb

  • This is the anthem of the world.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • Is this an original?

  • Morning sun

  • - ♪ (beatboxing) ♪ - ♪ Morning sun

  • Wait for that drop. That drop.

  • - ♪ (a cappella) ♪ - Whoa.

  • I feel like they're weird characters from Star Wars.

  • Why are they dressed like that?

  • Baby, you hurt me to my very core

  • You don't know why

  • - ♪ You don't know how ♪ - That's so sick.

  • You don't know when to love again

  • They look kinda weird, but they're still so good.

  • ♪ ...shut me out

  • - ♪ You have to learn... ♪ - This is all a cappella, right?

  • ♪ ...to love again

  • ♪ (a cappella bass drop) ♪

  • Wow, that's crazy. Like, I listen to EDM. They're doing that?

  • Things that they can do with just their voices is ridiculous.

  • I have no idea what's going on right now.

  • Learn to love again (repeating) ♪

  • That's sick for some a cappella.

  • Taste the pain right on my tongue

  • It's such good editing.

  • They're so good. They're so good.

  • - ♪ You let me in then shut me out ♪ - This is great.

  • This is like what I imagine a rave to look like.

  • I feel like this video is just what it feels like to be on drugs.

  • ♪ (holding note) ♪

  • - (lip-syncing along) - ♪ I'ma teach you how to love

  • - ♪ You don't know why ♪ - Dang. (laughs)

  • You don't know how

  • You don't know when to love again

  • I don't think I like this as much as their covers.

  • What a cappella used to be, and now what it is is amazing.

  • Learn to love again

  • That was sick. That was pretty dope.

  • (sadly) No, it's over. You guys.

  • More.

  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • (Finebros) So do you know who that a cappella group is?

  • - No. - No.

  • Mm-mm, no clue.

  • No, I have no idea who they are.

  • I don't know what their name is,

  • but I've seen them before at the AMAs.

  • Pentatonix.

  • - Pentatonix. - Pentatonix.

  • (Finebros) Would you say you liked their music?

  • They're all right.

  • I don't dislike it, but I wouldn't listen to it.

  • It's not the type of music I would play at a party.

  • But it's really, really sick.

  • It shouldn't be underappreciated.

  • Yeah, they are really good.

  • Yeah, I liked it a lot.

  • They sound like an actual band, but just using their voices.

  • I appreciate how much more time and effort

  • that they put into that

  • versus an artist sitting down behind a computer

  • and just putting some loops together and making a song.

  • They're so good. They have changed a cappella forever.

  • (Finebros) So the first video was a medley

  • of the evolution of music through time, all in one take.

  • I loved that.

  • (Finebros) That went viral for them,

  • - and it has over 50 million views. - Wow.

  • I'm not surprised. It totally deserves that.

  • That type of talent deserves that many views.

  • (Finebros) What did you think of it,

  • and why do you think so many people love that medley?

  • 'Cause they're only using their voices.

  • Everyone just likes nostalgic stuff.

  • You can kinda see America's history in one video, musically.

  • It just goes out to every single audience,

  • like the old people and my generation.

  • (Finebros) They're known primarily for their cover songs,

  • but the second song we showed you is an original song.

  • What did you think of the visuals and also of the song itself?

  • I thought the visuals were cool.

  • But I didn't like that song as much as their covers.

  • The song was good. I liked it.

  • I think it's incredible and amazing.

  • I thought it visually was really cool.

  • I thought it was only the Daft Punk one that had the good makeup.

  • That song blew my mind.

  • Like, what the hell? It's talent right there.

  • (Finebros) So a cappella groups

  • have found a lot of popularity lately from these guys

  • to movies like Pitch Perfect.

  • What is it about music created with just the human voice

  • that's so compelling to see and listen to?

  • It's just talent.

  • It really shows you the capacity of what people can do

  • with just the resources that they're born with.

  • We can amaze ourselves in the fact that like,

  • oh my gosh, someone can do that with their voice.

  • Like, I can't do that with my voice.

  • They're specifically doing it by themselves with their own voice

  • instead of using a machine, which is insane.

  • Like, the amount of technicality that's involved in that video?

  • Craziness.

  • (Finebros) So Pentatonix first found some success

  • winning the reality show The Sing-Off

  • but have gone on to use YouTube to grow their audience

  • and have arguably become one of the most successful people

  • that have crossed over from the internet.

  • On YouTube, they have over seven million subscribers

  • - and over 800 million views. - Wow!

  • That's crazy.

  • (Finebros) But they also perform on television,

  • they tour the world,

  • and they put out a Christmas album at the end of 2014

  • that was the number-four top-selling album

  • in all of music the entire year.

  • (surprised) Oh. Oh my god.

  • Entire year?

  • That must've hit them like, "Dang, we actually made it."

  • See? See? Queens. Queens!

  • (Finebros) The only albums that sold more

  • were Taylor Swift's 1989, the Frozen soundtrack,

  • and Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour. What do you think about