Nathan Sykes didn't think he was boy band material

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2016
Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes didn't believe he was the right person to be in a boy band when he auditioned to become a part of The Wanted

Nathan Sykes didn't think he was right for a boy band.

The 'Over and Over Again' hitmaker - who found fame as part of chart-topping group The Wanted - admits he wasn't keen on auditioning when he found out it was for a boy band as he didn't want to be "air-grabbing [and] standing up on the key change".

He explained: "At school, when an audition came in for you, your name would get highlighted on the list. Literally, the whole of Year 11, which was like 10 people, was highlighted. So, there's an audition for a boyband. I was like, 'No, no'. I imagined old school boybands: everyone in the same clothes, air-grabbing, standing up on the key change ...

"Sylvia [Young] was like, 'You need to do this. You're not going to regret it.' I was 16 and most the guys auditioning were at least 21. There was no way on planet Earth I'm gonna get this."

The 22-year-old singer believes singing Stevie Wonder's 'Lately' in his audition secured his place in the group.

He added to FUSE TV: "That was the audition that got me in the band. They liked the confidence I had to walk in and sing a song like that."

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