Boy Band contestants

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America, your newest boy band is on its way. 

ABC's new reality competition series premiered tonight, meaning the hunt for the next big boy band is officially on. Thirty boys sang their hearts out in front of band architects Nick Carter, Emma Bunton, and Timbaland in the hopes of making it to round two.

Under the watchful eye and stern direction of host and apparent time keeper Rita Ora, 12 of those boys were quickly discarded for 18 better boys, and then those boys were divided into groups of six. Each group of boys then had to perform a choreographed number in front of the architects and a live audience before one of them was eliminated. 

We only got to see one of those group performances tonight, but it was enough to convince us we're all in on this boy band. We even felt hints of sadness when the boys were sent home after we had only known them for thirty seconds, so clearly there's something here. 

Anyway, we ranked the boys. Scroll down to find our impressions before we saw them perform, along with how we felt after! 

Boy Band, Jaden Gray

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Boy Band, Sergio Calderon

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Boy Band, Miles Wesley

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Boy Band, Marcus Pendleton

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Boy Band, Chance Perez

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Boy Band, Michael Conor

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Boy Band, Andrew Bloom

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Boy Band, Jay Gilbert

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Boy Band, Brady Tutton

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Boy Band, Andrew Ramos

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Boy Band, Jon Klassen

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Boy Band, Camry Jackson

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Boy Band, Dorian Tyler

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Boy Band, Devin Hayes

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Boy Band, Michael Jiminez

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Boy Band, Andrew Butcher

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Boy Band, Gavin Becker

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Boy Band, Cameron Armstrong

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Boy Band, Paul Toweh

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Boy Band, Matthew Dean

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Boy Band, Lukas James

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Boy Band, Stone Martin

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Boy Band, Santino Cardinale

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Boy Band, Gianni Cardinale

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Boy Band, Nate Wyatt

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Boy Band, Zack Taylor

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Boy Band, Jordan Grizzle

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Boy Band, Timmy Thames

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Boy Band, Dylan Rey

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Boy Band, Alan Ayala

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Boy Band airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

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