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The 25 contenders for O-Town were: Ashley Angel, David Brooks, Bryan Chan, Antonio Dennard, Erik-Michael Estrada, Christopher Gonzalez, Roy Harcourt, Ikaika Kahoano, Sam Lacy, Jesse Littleton, Erik Mapes, Paul Martin, Junior Mika, Dan Miller, Michael Miller, Steve Mooney, Clifton Oliver, Trevor Penick, Jackie Salvucci, Earl Robinson, Justin Roman, Jacob Underwood, Jason Waldrep, Jason Yeager, and Matt Yoakum.

The 8 guys chosen from the 25 were Ashley Angel, Bryan Chan, Eric Estrada, Ikaika Kahoano, Paul Martin, Mike Miller, Trevor Penick and Jacob Underwood.

The five who made the band were: Ashley Angel, Erik Estrada, Ikaika Kahoano, Trevor Penick, and Jacob Underwood.

Dan Miller replaced Ikaika Kahoano


See a copy of the original advert for O-Town!

Who: Trans Continental Records, MTV Productions, ABC Television Network and Bunim-Murray Productions.

Issue: Nov 3, 1999

Celebrity Judges: Danielle Fishel, Jessica Wesson, Tiffany, Wayne

Brady and Jo Jo Wright

What: ABC and MTV, for the first time ever, are partnering resources for

a prime-time network television series. In conjunction with Trans

Continental Records, the force behind Backstreet Boys, 'NSYNC, LFO

and Bunim-Murray, producers of "Real World" and "Road Rules," the

series will document the real-life creation of a culturally diverse

pop music group.

The requirements to audition are simple:

* Male, above the age of 18, as of November 1, 1999

* Have the ability to sing and dance

* Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or otherwise legally able

to work in the U.S. (bring your I.D. and a recent photo!)

* Have a high school diploma or equivalent

* Be willing to relocate to Orlando, FL

To increase your chances, bring us a 5 minute VHS of your finest

musical performance. If we can, we'll take a look at it later.

Where: Hard Rock Cafe

8600 Beverly Blvd. (Universal CityWalk)

Los Angeles, CA

When: Fri. Nov. 5 (With Call-Backs Sat. Nov. 6)

Time 10:00 A.M.

Why: Do you have what it takes to conquer the world of pop music? Well,

if you're a guy over 18 and willing to relocate to Orlando FL,

Trans Continental Records (TCR), in association with MTV

Productions and ABC Television Network, might give you a chance to

prove it. They are forming a culturally diverse band for a new

prime-time television series giving a behind-the-scenes look at the

formation and nurturing of a male pop band. If you are chosen,

vocal coaches, choreographers, stylists, writers, producers and

publicists will have at you as we determine who will be the final

band members.

CONTACT: Jay Marose of Trans Continental Media, 407-341-7642.

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