THE REMAINING 14 BOYS PERFORM THROWBACK FAVORITES,
ON THIS WEEK'S LIVE EPISODE OF ABC'S 'BOY BAND'
"Blast From the Past" - In this week's live episode, the remaining 14 contestants open the show with the 1983 Billy Joel hit "Uptown Girl." Then, three new groups will perform timeless hits "Livin' on a Prayer," made popular by Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" and the Rolling Stones' classic "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Architects Emma Bunton, Nick Carter and Timbaland will critique their performances and select the bottom two who are up for elimination. Audiences at home will then vote, live, and decide who will stay and who will go, on "Boy Band," airing on THURSDAY, JULY 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
In "Boy Band," undiscovered young talent from across the country battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. Hosted by singer Rita Ora, the 10-episode series will chronicle the journey of young male vocalists who will compete for a chance to show the world that they have what it takes to win a coveted spot in America's next great boy band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records. And for the first time ever, viewers at home will vote for their favorite five band members, live, creating a group America can truly call its own.
Viewers may cast their vote through iPowow's mobile voting platform at abc.com/boyband, or via SMS from their mobile device. Additionally, viewers will be able to take part in live "Boy Band" trivia and games, extending the experience of the show through multiple screens.
"Boy Band" is produced by Matador Content. Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun and Joel Relampagos serve as executive producers.
"Boy Band" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.