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Boy Band Takes America By Storm

Paulina Feitelberg and Alexa Garant
Staff Reporters
December 4, 2012

The audience applauses as Simon Cowell does it again. Going into season 2 of the United States version X Factor, Cowell had no idea that he was about to discover the next big boy band. However, when the pop band Emblem3 stepped onto the stage at the first auditions, everybody knew that three new stars were in the making. 


The band consists of two teen brothers, Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, along with their best friend Drew Chadwick (19.) They began to perform together at a very young age, and have been together ever since. Although Emblem3 has hit more than a few bumps in the road, the band had broken up and gotten back together numerous amounts of times, when The X Factor came to San Francisco, California, they knew they had to give it a shot.


Heartthrobs (from left to right) Keaton, Drew, and Wesley smile for the camera and make the girls swoon.
                          --Courtesy of mysanantonio.com

The band took a shot in the dark when they auditioned with an original song, which is something the judges strongly disapprove of. However, the boys had faith in their song and in each other, which was visible on the X Factor stage. The song impressed not only the judges, but countless people across the country. After getting a unanimous "yes" from the judges, Emblem3 moved on in the show and started making girls' hearts melt with every lyric that came out of their mouths. 


The boys are now performing in the live shows and making America fall for them more and more each day. In the most recent live show, they sang a remix of  "California Girls" by Katy Perry and "My Girl" by The Temptations to the beat of "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, another boy band made successful from Simon Cowell. It was a bold move by Emblem3, but everybody loved it. After the performance, judge L.A. Ried called the group "perfect," something every contestant wants to hear. Emblem3 easily moved onto the next stage and made it into the Top 12.


Now the whole country is awaiting for the next showing of X Factor to see how the boys will win their hearts this time. The show airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 8 PM on ABC. So tune in and get in the know with what everybody's talking about. You don't want to miss America's next heartthrobs.