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.”
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.