Last week, OC represented itself in the world of reality show contests yet again thanks to a teenage trio called Emblem3 who took the stage on Fox's the X Factor for a live audition. The Huntington Beach group, featuring Drew Chadwick, 19, and brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg (18 and 15 respectively) seemed like an easy pick to face the gauntlet of judges L.A. Reid, Brittany Spears, Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell. Take three stereotypical, pretty boy heartthrobs (formerly known as the American Scholars) who may or may not be able to sing and put them in front of the American audience and see what happens. Then again, these guys aren't exactly fresh off the bus.
OC Weekly (Nate Jackson): Take us into that moment right before you stepped in front of the judges on the audition show, what was it like to follow the guy before you who totally bombed? Were you nervous?
Keaton Stromberg: We were backstage just psyching each other up and did a little huddle and we're like 'This is it, we gotta go hard!' And we actually didn't see that kid perform, which is funny because the way the show was edited, it kinda made it seem like I was saying 'Wow, that was really lame,' but I was actually talking about his handshake. When he came off, I shook his hand and his handshake was really weird. So I wasn't talking about his performance because I couldn't actually hear it.
What are your feeling as about possibly being perceived as a boy band on the show?