Pentatonix to perform National Anthem at Kentucky Derby

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Updated: Apr. 12, 2018 at 12:21 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Pentatonix will perform the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby.

The Grammy-winning A Cappella group will sing in front of more than 160,000 people at the 144th Kentucky Derby on May 5.

"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."

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While in Louisville, Pentatonix member Kevin Olusola won't be far from his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky.

Their performance is scheduled to take place shortly after 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC and WAVE 3 News.

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