A Cappella is normally reserved for college campuses and show choirs. But three kids from Martin High School in Arlington started a group and made history and a nice chunk of change when they won NBC’s a Cappella singing competition “The Sing Off”.
Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying formed the group while at school and did a number of performances for MHS. When they heard of the Sing Off tryouts they decided to add two more members, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola (who they found on Youtube) to the group. The sound they formed was unlike any ever heard before.
A unique sound and risky arrangements carried the young group to the title on NBC’s hit show Monday night. The group won a $20,000 Sony recording contract and will be heading on the road sometime next year. They beat out 15 other a Cappella groups from across the country. The judges, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles and Shawn Stockman (from Boyz II Men), loved their sound from the beginning but the country voted for them in the finals to crown them champions.
Here are some of their performances from the show and just remember there are no instruments, it’s all a Cappella.
Video Killed The Radio Star
Stuck Like Glue
Let’s Get It On