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The X Factor

Who Are the Guys in Emblem3? X Factor Contestant Background Info

Emblem3 is like those three hot guy friends you have who are super fun and really cute, and who you secretly want to date. All at the same time. Is that so wrong?

So, who are these boys? The three members of Emblem3 are all equally darling, but each has his own strengths to offer. Keaton and Wes Stromberg are brothers from, um, the same mother, and third member Drew Chadwick grew up with the boys.

All three members are originally from Sequim, WA, but moved to California to get more involved in the music community of LA. They’ve embraced their Cali lifestyle since moving to Huntington Beach, and love to surf and chill, SoCal style.

Keaton, 16, leads the group in the studio, handling most of the engineering details. His voice lends itself best to indie sounds, has “epic rock vocals,” plays bass, and tends to sing more than rap.

Wes, 18, puts the songs together in the studio and at band practice and serves as the group’s unofficial producer. He also raps, plays rhythm guitar, and sings main vocals for the trio.

Drew, 20, raps, freestyles, beatboxes, and writes the lyrics for most of the group’s songs. He also plays lead guitar..

Before The X Factor, they were playing club shows around southern California and the Stromberg mom helped the boys out as their manager.

Although the boys ended up on X Factor in the live shows, they originally auditioned for America’s Got Talent, and were scrapped at the last moment. However, network producers then asked them to audition for XF. Looks like that all worked out just peachily.

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11.22.2012 / 04:08 AM EDT by Julia Wayne
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