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Pentatonix’s beautiful version of “The Prayer” is going viral
Hands down my favorite version yet, so beautiful.
Eduardo Gaskell
11.09.21

A capella pop group Pentatonix is back with another rendition of a beloved classic.

This time, the super talented group covers Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion’s “The Prayer”. Around the world, it is the exquisite classical crossover duet so loved by many that it’s been covered by so many artists.

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It was never intended to be a duet.

The song was recorded in two versions for the movie Quest for Camelot. One in English by Celine Dion, and in Italian by Andrea Bocelli.

“The Prayer” won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award (1999) for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award (2000).

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But it’s that incredible duet by Bocelli and Dion that skyrocketed the song to its status as perhaps the best duet ever recorded.

This time, there’s a new version. And I suspect you’ll love it just the same.

Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee sing the iconic lyrics. Words that seem to request for guidance, light, and compassion. It’s definitely spiritual.

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Pentatonix is a group that deserves to be heard everywhere.

“I have said it before and I will say it again, the energy they give off when they sing together is the VOICES OF ANGELS!!! Thank you all for just being who you are and sharing it with all of us. Keep up the GREAT work. Your voices blend so well together! You bring much JOY to all who hear your messages through your songs!!!”

Says a very impressed viewer.

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The blending of all five voices takes the listener’s breath away.

PTX plays with each other’s styles, never drowning out a member, always bringing out the best in each other.

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“I pray you’ll be our eyes,
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise,
In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer,
When we lose our way
Lead us to a place,
Guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe”

It’s the kind of song that rewards listeners if the singer has amazing vocal range and control.

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PTX certainly falls into that category. And the music video seems to be an introduction to the Christmas season.

All five members get close ups, allowing viewers to know who that particularly stunning voice belongs to.

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And this time, PTX members don’t shy away from displaying their powerful vocals.

They really like doing Christmas songs too so watch out for those come December. This rendition of “The Prayer” is just one of their many breathtaking covers of classic hits.

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Pentatonix has a little something for every musical taste.

This is a song that seems to touch every listener regardless of preferred genre. It really is a powerful work of art that’s stood the test of time. The world is thankful PTX came out with their version!

Turn up the volume, close your eyes, and listen to this cover below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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