We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Pentatonix, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the a cappella quintet that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: They Look Up to Queen Bee. Just like everyone else in their 20s, the members of Pentatonix look up to Beyonce. Hoying even had a vision board that included himself holding a Grammy with Beyonce!
Number Seven: No, Scott and Mitch Are Not Married. In an interview the group did with Entertainment Weekly, they said that many people believe that the two are married, when in reality they definitely are not.
Number Six: Their Friendship Has Truly Grown Over Time. When asked if they could pinpoint the moment in their career when they transitioned from best friends to band mates, Olusola said, “That’s just grown over time…Coming into this, we didn’t know each other very well…Now that we understand each other so well, we understand how to make things work because we know each person’s dynamic and character.”
Number Five: Olusola Is Friends With Lupita Nyong’o. Olusola went to Yale, and Lupita went to Yale Drama School. When one of Pentatonix’s videos came out, Nyong’o emailed Olusola to congratulate him.
Number Four: They Are Not Interested in Hard Rock. In an interview, Olusola said that it would be difficult for them to cover hard rock songs, especially because they are an a cappella group. However, they have said that they have their own sound, so maybe they will one day!
Number Three: They Watch Puppy Videos. The members have admitted in an interview that even they are not immune to the suctioning power of the YouTube k-hole. Hoying said, “I watch all sorts of weird sh*t on YouTube. And then I always end up with, like, ‘Guy puts 14 tennis balls in his mouth.'”
Number Two: Their Advice for People Looking to Form Their Own A Cappella Group Is… Grassi has said that his advice for people who want to form their own groups is, “Be passionate.”
Number One: They Might do Secret Santa. When asked if they would ever do a Secret Santa-like arrangement with each other, the members said that they “totally” would! Who knows – maybe they will this year!