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Hearing Pentatonix Cover "Hallelujah" Is a Spiritual Experience

The a cappella group — who won Season 3 of NBC's The Sing-Off — did  Leonard Cohen justice. 

By Christopher Rosa

Pentatonix — a beloved a cappella group that actually broke out after appearing on NBC's The Sing-Off — have proven they can cover just about anything. From Britney Spears to musical theater, whatever these five vocalists perform, they have the ability to harmonize beautifully while still maintaining their individuality. 

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For the unfamiliar, the five vocalists in question are Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Matt Sallee, and Kevin Olusola. They formed Pentatonix in 2011 and subsequently joined Season 3 of The Sing-Off, an NBC singing competition series that ran for five seasons and featured all a cappella groups. (You can still watch highlights from the show here.) Watch any of  Pentatonix's performances, and you'll see why they won their season and went on to achieve massive success with more than 10 million albums sold to date

Pentatonix's "Hallelujah" cover

Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Matt Sallee of Pentatonix walk the America's Got Talent red carpet

Their cover of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen is truly something special. Listen to it further down this article, and prepare to get chills all over your body. There's something about singing an already-emotional song completely stripped down that makes it an even more spiritual experience. 

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