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Pentatonix covers 'Frozen' with musical medley -- VIDEO

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Admit it. You love Frozen just as much as we all do.

The animated Disney musical has been enchanting audiences young and old alike since it came out in November, and on Monday, Disney confirmed plans to adapt the musical, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, into a full Broadway production! There have been many covers of Frozen songs throughout the Internet, mostly done by adorable little girls, a.k.a., the film’s target demographic. But now some members of the a cappella group Pentatonix have put their own chilly spin on the movie’s score.

But with so many great songs to pick from, which would they choose? Silly snowman, that’s what medleys are for!

Check it out below:
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'The Sing-Off' finale: Going out in glitter

Holiday songs! Pentatonix! Benatar! GLITTER BLAZERS! The Sing-Off finale was everything I needed it to be and, yes, I did need it to be something. I needed it to be something my whole family could watch together while I’m home for the holidays. I needed it to be fun and exciting enough to make me think thoughts worthy of writing down later for fellow a cappella knuckleheads to read (“worthy” might be an overstatement, but where better for hyperbole than The Sing-Off?). And I needed it to be, as I think Nick Lachey once said, some damn fine music. And damn fine, it was. READ FULL STORY

'The Little Drummer Boy': You choose the best version, in our Twelve Days of Christmas Classics -- POLL

The Twelve Days of Christmas Classics is on! EW is putting the best versions of the most-covered Christmas songs up to a daily vote to compile the ultimate holiday playlist. (We’ve already covered “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “Let It Snow!”) If your favorite singer isn’t in the list below, you better not pout: Each artist will only appear once throughout the 12 days. Listen to our top six, vote for your favorite, and let us know why you made your pick in the comments below.

UPDATE: The polls are closed, and we have our winners! Listen to YOUR ultimate holiday playlist here.

Who would have thought that a 1941 carol about giving the gift of drumming to an infant would become a mainstream hit that still resonates today? In fact, “The Little Drummer Boy” is the only religious song in the top 25 most-performed Christmas songs of all time.

Our favorite six covers run the gamut from rock and roll to hip-hop, and one version even bridged the generational gap at a very divisive time in pop culture. Come, we told you — parum-pum-pum-pum! — and vote for your favorite below:
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YouTube 'Tweet-a-thon' to benefit homeless youth

Move over, 12-12-12 — there’s a new star-studded charity benefit in town.

Tonight, the What’s Trending YouTube channel will host the First Annual Tube-a-Tweet-a-thon Holiday Spectacular. Notable guests include the popular online a cappella group Pentatonix, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak, and Snoop Lion. Proceeds from the event go toward Covenant House, a charity that supports homeless youth.

The program airs tonight at 9pm ET. You can watch the promo video after the jump.

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Enjoy an a cappella 'N Sync medley, no strings attached -- VIDEO

Are you familiar with futuristic a cappella quintet Pentatonix? If not, you should be — their unique arrangements and sharp vocal percussion can make any song sound aca-awesome. (For real — check out their take on “Carol of the Bells.”) While they’re skilled enough to perform in a multitude of styles, the Sing-Off winners are especially good when tackling beloved boy-band hits from the ’90s and early ’00s, which come with ready-made multipart harmonies.

Want proof? Check out this medley of classic ‘N Sync tunes, including “Pop,” “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” and “It’s Gonna Be Me.” Blond Scott Hoynig is a dead vocal ringer for JC Chasez; brunet Mitch Grassi’s tenor lends itself beautifully to a Justin Timberlake impression. Really, though, the whole thing is good enough to make you forget the original versions of these songs, at least for three minutes.

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