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Pentatonix stirs millions of hearts with their cover of ‘The Prayer’
This is one of the most beautiful versions of 'The Prayer' I've ever heard.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
11.30.22

It was in the year 1998 when the song “The Prayer” was first recorded.

And since then, this song has moved millions of hearts worldwide.

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Originally a song recorded in two solo versions for the 1998 film Quest for Camelot, the song transformed into one magical piece of music that showcased the beautiful voices of Canadian diva Celine Dion and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

A group of multi-awarded composers namely David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, and Tony Renis was behind this masterpiece.

Undoubtedly, this song is one of the most legendary records ever created, and it even won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

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“The Prayer” is not an easy song to sing.

One of the things that make this song stand out is because of its complexity.

The lyrics are pure and heartfelt, but the execution is definitely a challenge.

Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli set the bar so high for this song, that it also became a piece that showed real talent and remarkable emotion.

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Lots of singers have covered this song and made their own renditions of it over the years.

Being able to sing this song beautifully is definitely an accomplishment for any artist in the music industry.

If singing the song is difficult, then how about singing it completely a cappella?

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Well, someone has already accepted the challenge and that is none other than the world-renowned a cappella group Pentatonix.

The five-member group recorded their version of the song and uploaded it onto their YouTube channel.

With their great vocals and impeccable control, the group has shown how talented they are. ”

The Prayer” is a tough piece, and they gave justice to it!

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Pentatonix started its career in 2011 and the group won NBC’s The Sing-Off Season 3.

The group began with Kirstin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying who grew up together and were schoolmates at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas.

Their careers started in their high school days when the three of them performed in their school and submitted their a cappella song covers to various recording studios and shows.

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Although they were not initially recognized through their submitted performances, they started to gain recognition when their songs went viral on YouTube and their school asked them to perform a cappella numbers.

Kirstin attended the University of Oklahoma where she pursued a degree in musical theatre while Scott attended the University of Southern California to pursue his degree in popular music performance.

In college, the trio found out about The Sing-Off and met the other two members of their group.

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Scott got acquainted with Avi Kaplan, a highly recognized vocal bass in the a cappella community, and Kevin Olusola who was known for “celloboxing”.

The five of them joined the competition and won the title in the program’s third season.

Since 2011, the trio has made various covers of well-known songs especially their Christmas songs which they sang in beautiful a cappella renditions.

The group eventually decided to take on the legendary “The Prayer”, and as usual, they did not disappoint.

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Pentatonix has proved once again how talented they are.

Are you curious to see their incredible version of “The Prayer”? Check out the video below and find out!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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