'Boy Band' cast of 30 young and talented male singers announced by ABC
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/21/2017
Boy Band's premiere is fast approaching, and ABC has revealed the identities of the 30 contestants who will be competing for five spots in America's next great boy band.
Thousands of singers were narrowed down to a group of 30 young and talented male vocalists, who will audition before the show's "architects" -- Spice Girls member Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, and producer Timbaland -- when Boy Band premieres with a two-hour episode on Thursday, June 22 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
Only 18 singers will advance to the next round, during which the architects -- another word for coaches or mentors -- will begin mixing and matching talent to form three groups of six boys.
As previously announced, each episode will feature a different theme, and the architects will shuffle contestants to find the best combination of voices to perform, live, for America. Architects will also critique each band's performance and collectively determine the two contestants who are up for elimination each week.
After the contestants in jeopardy perform solo "survival" songs, home viewers will be able to vote live for their favorite band members during each broadcast, ultimately creating a group of their very own.
Boy Band's final and official group will win a recording contract with Hollywood Records. And in the finale, America's favorite five band members will debut and perform a brand new single together for the first time.
Boy Band will be hosted by Rita Ora, who hosted the most recent season of America's Next Top Model. Beginning on June 29, the show will air one-hour broadcasts each week at 8PM ET/PT.
Below is the list of 30 male singer who will compete on ABC'sBoy Band this summer:
- Drew Ramos, a 19-year-old from Bronx, NY
- Jon Klaasen, a 19-year-old from Greenwood, IN
- Cameron Armstrong, a 22-year-old from Columbia, SC
- Andrew Butcher, a 17-year-old from Greenwood, IN
- Miles Wesley, a 19-year-old from Marble Falls, TX
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- Santino Cardinale, an 18-year-old from Las Vegas, NV
- Gianni Cardinale, a 16-year-old from Las Vegas, NV
- Marcus Pendleton, a 16-year-old from Nashville, TN
- Gavin Becker, an 18-year-old from Philadelphia, PA
- Sergio Calderon, a 16-year-old from Redwood City, CA
- Cam Jackson, a 19-year-old from Willingboro, NJ
- Michael Conor, a 17-year-old from Cleveland, OH
- Nate Wyatt, a 20-year-old from Cincinnati, OH
- Jay "J Hype" Gilbert, a 14-year-old from Las Vegas, NV
- Jaden Gray, a 16-year-old from Hawthorne, CA
- Chance Perez, a 19-year-old from Seal Beach, CA
- Alan Ayala, an 18-year-old from Monterey, Mexico
- Timmy Thames, a 17-year-old from Malibu, CA
- Zack Taylor, a 24-year-old from Kansas City, MO
- Dylan Rey, a 17-year-old from Plano, TX
- Andrew Bloom, a 19-year-old from Yorba Linda, CA
- Matthew Dean, a 19-year-old from Thousand Oaks, CA
- Lukas James, a 15-year-old from Sarasota, FL
- Stone Martin, an 18-year-old from Hartsville, SC
- Mikey Jimenez, a 17-year-old from East Los Angeles, CA
- Dorian Tyler, a 15-year-old from Memphis, TN
- Brady Tutton, a 15-year-old from Shorewood, WI
- Paul Toweh, a 21-year-old from Liberia, Monrovia
- Jordan Grizzle, a 22-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, FL