Pentatonix Performance

Tom Hanks’ Kennedy Center Honors event included a taste of YouTube stardom.

Tom Hanks’ Kennedy Center Honors event included a taste of YouTube stardom.

During the event, which honors lifetime achievement in the arts, a cappella superstars Pentatonix paid tribute to the film star with a special performance of “That Thing You Do” from Hanks’ iconic boyband film of the same name. Hanks definitely seemed to appreciate the gesture, smiling all the way through and waving and pointing at the gang when they finished. 

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We know at least one member of the family was a Pentatonix fan before the performance, though. When they start singing, Hanks’ wife Rita mouths, “look, it’s that a cappella group.” Someone’s been watching The Sing-Off.

H/T popappella | Screengrab via ptxnewsandstuff/YouTube

Rae Votta

Rae Votta

A former YouTube reporter for the Daily Dot, Rae Votta has more than a decade of experience in the digital and entertainment industries. Her work has appeared on AOL, Huffington Post, Out Magazine, Logo, VH1, Current TV, Billboard, and NYMag. She joined Netflix in 2016.