Todrick Hall churns out YouTube videos faster than we can keep up with them. Just days ago, he did Mickey Minaj, a journey through animated Disney features a la Nicki Minaj. Hall — who, to recap, is a former American Idol semifinalist and former Arlington resident — can get pretty out there sometimes, but Mickey Minaj is pretty surreal even for him.
But we’re not here to talk about that, although we’ll post it below. We’re here to talk about Pentatodrix.
Pentatodrix — man, that’s hard to type — is Hall’s tribute to Pentatonix, the a cappella group that has become a worldwide sensation. Hall grew up with Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado and Mitch Grassi, the Arlington trio that founded the group, adding Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola so they could make it a quintet, the minimum group size for NBC’s a cappella competition The Sing-Off, which Pentatonix won in 2011.
Pentatonix has worked with Hall on his LMFAO Medley and Wizard of Ahhhs videos. But Hall does Pentatodrix all by himself — as all five members of Pentatonix. He riffs on a few things, such as the group’s Grammy-winning Daft Punk medley and on how Hoying is far taller than the rest of the group, as you’ll see then there’s a bit of a problem framing all five properly in Pentatodrix.
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Hall also riffs on the “thank you” message Pentatonix does at the end of its videos — which is also something Hall does on his clips. He gets in a plug for his Todrick Hall Presents The Toddlerz Ball show on June 26 at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre, and for his MTV series Todrick, premiering Aug. 31. And now, as promised, Mickey Minaj.