Two years ago, ABC searched for the next boy band on their show aptly titled, Boy Band. Young talent across the U.S. auditioned and competed each week on TV until the final five guys were picked.
The chosen ones: Chance Perez, Brady Tutton, Sergio Calderon, Jr., Drew Ramos, and Michael Conor (who now goes by Conor Michael Smith) instantly became In Real Life or IRL for short, and dropped their debut single “Eyes Closed” on the finale.
Since then, In Real Life have been performing, keeping up with their devoted fans on social media, and they released their debut album She Do this summer.
Earlier this month, IRL embarked on their headlining For U tour. StarShine’s editor, Sandy Lo caught up with the band backstage before their New York City show to ask them a few questions from our readers along with a few of our own.