The a cappella group Pentatonix, that includes Visalia native Avi Kaplan, will be part of a “Star Wars” performance to take place during the “2015 American Music Awards.”
They will perform the “Star Wars” score, written by John Williams, with a full-symphony orchestra. The performance will be part of the telecast slated for 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov.22, on ABC30.
Also on the show to be hosted by Jennifer Lopez will be 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, One Direction and Carrie Underwood.
Platinum-selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 2.1 million albums in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.1 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 9.2 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film “Pitch Perfect 2.”
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Their latest release, “Pentatonix,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love,” is rising up the charts and has over 13 million views on YouTube.