Pentatonix To Perform National Anthem At Kentucky Derby

Posted at 12:34 PM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 12:34:12-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – Pentatonix, the best-selling a cappella group, will perform the National Anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

“Pentatonix is a worldwide sensation, and we’re excited for their national anthem performance to become part of Kentucky Derby history,” Churchill Downs president Kevin Flanery said in a press release. “We think they’re a perfect fit this year as the Kentucky Derby’s popularity continues to skyrocket across the globe.”

Pentatonix member Kevin Olusola is a native of Owensboro and Kirstin Maldanado is engaged to  Kentucky-native Jeremy Lewis, a member of UK’s "Accoustikats" all-male a cappella group.