Nick Carter and Emma Bunton talk about ABC's 'Boy Band'

ByJennifer Matarese KGO logo
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Nick Carter and Emma Bunton talk about judging 'Boy Band' on ABC
Jennifer Matarese interviews Nick Carter of the "Backstreet Boys" and Emma Bunton of "The Spice Girls" about their roles on ABC's "Boy Band."

NEW YORK -- We're getting closer to the final five on ABC's "Boy Band!"

The 14 remaining finalists are performing in new groups tonight!

"Boy Band" is more exciting than ever now that the episodes are live!

"We're live and it's frightening because anything can happen!" said Emma Bunton, "Boy Band" architect and member of "The Spice Girls."

We'll get to hear the contestants sing Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl," followed by the boys being broken down into three new groups that will perform "Livin' on a Prayer," made popular by Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" and the Rolling Stones' classic "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

Architects Bunton, Nick Carter and Timbaland will critique the contestants' performances and select the bottom two who are up for elimination.

"I'm looking for a group that I can enjoy, my kids can enjoy, and it's just about pure entertainment," Bunton said.

Carter said he feels like this show came at the right time in his career and life.

"You know I'm 37 years old, I have a baby, I think it's a good time in our lives to give back a little bit and," Carter said.

"Backstreet Boys" fans can rejoice because Carter said the group is working on their next album during the next four months before their Las Vegas residency resumes.

Audiences at home can vote, live, tonight to decide who will stay and who will go on "Boy Band" starting at 8/7c on The ABC Television Network.