Pentatonix Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby: Watch


Pentatonix enjoyed a major honor Saturday (May 5) when they sang the national anthem at the 144th Kentucky Derby in Louisville.

The three-time Grammy-winning a cappella group — Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and new bassist Matt Sallee — was broadcast live, performing onstage before the Run for the Roses. Watch the video below.

Olusola told Billboard back in April that the event has a special significance for him because he was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky.

“I love the Derby, it’s been a huge part growing up for me,” he shared. “When I was a fourth-grader, in my class, we made this thing called Derby Pie, which to this day is still my favorite pie that I have ever had in my life.”

Pentatonix released PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol 1, in April, and will embark on a 39-date North American tour in July.