Pentatonix Performs 'Star Wars' Medley at the 2015 American Music Awards

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Pentatonix perform onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Pentatonix awakened the 2015 American Music Awards by performing a special Star Wars-themed medley, complete with a surprise appearance by Han Solo himself. 

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The a cappella pop group was accompanied by a 65 piece symphony orchestra to sing portions of John Williams' epic Star Wars score, which will be ringing in fans' ears again soon when the franchise's newest installment, The Force Awakens, comes out in theaters next month. 

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After host Jennifer Lopez introduced a new clip from ForceHarrison Ford appeared onstage to remind the audience, many of whom might not know John Williams by name, of his many other famous scores they would certainly recognize, such as from Jaws, E.T. and, of course, Indiana Jones. He then let Pentatonix take it from there, and that they did - with singer Kirstin Maldonado even wearing Princess Leia-esque buns in her hair. 

The group's beatboxer Kevin Olusola recently talked to Rolling Stone about his own Star Wars obsession, saying, "When we're on tour, I'm planning on re-watching each movie before we go onstage; then I'll be ready to go for when the newest one comes out next month."

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