How do five young men born in five different cities get to be 'N SYNC? Well, as far as the guys are concerned it was strictly kismet (which is another word for fate)!
They came together in a common city where none of them were born, but all of them seemed destined to live. JC Chasez came to Orlando, Florida to do a television show on the Disney Channel called the Mickey Mouse Club ("MMC"). During the first year that he was here, he met Joey Fatone through a mutual friend and started hangin' out with him.
Two years after JC started doing MMC, they added seven new cast members to the show, one of whom was Justin Timberlake. JC and Justin were cast together in several music numbers on the show and discovered that they had a really nice musical blend.
In the mean time, Joey was busy going to school, doing plays and musicals, and landing a job at Universal Studios where he met another extremely musically talented employee named Chris Kirkpatrick.
Well, after another 2 years, MMC ceased production, but by that time JC and Justin were bitten by the showbiz bug and they knew that they had to find another project to work on. They were working with the same vocal coach and writers in Nashville, Tennessee on separate solo projects when Justin was called to audition for a group, guess where....back in Orlando.
Well, that group didn't work out, but there was one guy that Justin really hit it off with, Chris Kirkpatrick. While in Orlando, the guys got together for a night on the town. At a local dance club, Chris and JC ran into their old friend Joey and introduced him to Justin.
The guys clicked instantly. In fact, they were so good together on the dance floor that everyone wanted to know what group they were in. Well, the seed had been planted. They got together to harmonize a little and check out their sound and of course it was the perfect blend. The only thing that was missing was a good bass voice.
The guys began to look around for the perfect person to round out the group. They checked out local high school and college chorus members before Justin decided to call up an old vocal coach of his in Memphis, who he knew coached several guys. He said "I only know of one person who may be the kind of guy that you're looking for. His name is Lance "Lansten" Bass. He is sixteen years old and he lives in Clinton, Mississippi."
Well the guys contacted Lance and asked him to come down for an audition. He flew down two days later. As soon as Lance opened his mouth to sing the guys knew that he was the one. The rest, as they say, is history.
The five guys got together and it didn't take them long to figure out that JustiN, ChriS, JoeY, LansteN and JC were 'N SYNC. Now they have put together some dynamite sounds, some great original tunes, some really kickin' dance routines and their electric personalities to do the thing that they all love the most...entertain! There's only one thing left to do and that is for you to get 'N SYNC! Check 'em out!
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