In Real Life is an American boy band composed of Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, Sergio Calderon, and Michael Conor, the final five vocalists from the American reality television music competition series Boy Band. The show premiered June 22, 2017 on ABC with hostess Rita Ora, and "architects" Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the Spice Girls' Emma Bunton, and Timbaland.
The 10-episode season began with 30 young male vocalists competing to become a member of the new five-piece boy band. Each week, the boys would rotate into different groups and perform, at the end, the "architects" would put either two or three boys up for elimination and through live voting, a boy would be saved by America. At the end of the season, the final five remaining boys would form the boy band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records After a 24-hour voting period the week before, it was announced at the final live show on August 24, 2017 that Tutton, Perez, Ramos, Calderon, and Michael Conor were the winning members and formed In Real Life. There, they premiered their debut single, "Eyes Closed". In Real Life performed live on Total Request Live in November 2017, Good Morning America in December 2017, on Live with Kelly and Ryan and Jimmy Kimmel Live in February 2018, and performed "How Badly" on Despierta América in April 2018. In 2018, the band released the singles "Tattoo (How 'Bout You)" and "How Badly".
Brady Patrick Tutton was born on (2001-12-07) December 7, 2001 and is from Shorewood, Wisconsin. For his Boy Band, audition, Tutton sang "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men. He went through the ten-week competition without being placed in the bottom two and/or three. He is a trained opera singer, as well as an actor. He played "Brock" on the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat in 2015. Tutton is also the lead actor in the 2018 movie, The Rocket.
Chance Nickolas Perez was born on (1997-11-10) November 10, 1997 and originates from Seal Beach, California. In 2016, Perez auditioned for America's Got Talent along with his bandmates Jordan Perez and Tyler Reardon as "The WVKE". The group was buzzed by Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum and criticized by Simon Cowell, leading to their elimination during the audition phase. In 2017, Perez auditioned for Boy Band singing "Somebody to Love" by Queen, immediately becoming a frontrunner in the competition. Like Tutton, he was never put up for elimination.
Drew Ramos was born (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 and originates from The Bronx, New York. In 2017, Ramos auditioned for the first season of ABC's Boy Band, with Sam Smith's "Stay With Me." Along with Tutton and Perez, Ramos went through the competition without being placed in a bottom two or three. His breakout performance during the competition was MAXED's performance of Lauryn Hill's rendition of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".
Sergio Calderon was born on (2000-10-06) October 6, 2000 . He is from Redwood City, California. Calderon auditioned for Boy Band, with a Spanglish rendition of Prince Royce's "Stand by Me". On August 10, 2017, Calderon was placed in the bottom two along with former contestant Devin Hayes, but he was saved by America.
Conor Michael Smith (known professionally as Michael Conor) was born on (1999-06-07) June 7, 1999 . He is from Shaker Heights, Ohio. He auditioned for Boy Band as a rapping-violinist with "A Little More" by Machine Gun Kelly. Like Tutton, Perez, and Ramos, he was never in danger of elimination. Michael Conor provides rap vocals in the band's music.
Some of his influences include Logic, Machine Gun Kelly and Future.