The four singers – Jessie Nunn, Allynn Walkerbey, Daijreous Poole, and Brandon Showell – competed in the show’s Sept. 28 Seattle audition and wowed the judges with their rendition of the Boyz II Men hit, “End of the Road.”
Judge L.A. Reid, who co-wrote and co-produced the song for Boyz II Men, was on his feet, clapping, at the end of the audition. “Listen man, Babyface would be proud, I’m proud, Boyz II Men will be proud. It was just incredible,” said Reid.
“Your harmonies are so impeccable, spot on. You’re a blessing,” put in judge Paula Abdul.
Cowell said, “I’ve always wanted to find an artist who would be successful over the world and for Americans to be proud of, and I think that they would be proud of you representing this country all over the world.”
4Shore survived the second stage of the competition, the bootcamp round, and then competed at judge Paula Abdul’s home, as part of the “judges’ houses” stage. They were eliminated during this round.
Despite being cut from the show, the members of 4Shore said being part of the show was inspiring and solidified their desire to succeed.
In fact, Showell said the group is recording and still under contract with the show – even though they can’t talk about what they may or may not be doing under that contract.
During their visit to Orlando and Full Sail, 4Shore also performed on the TV morning news show, the Daily Buzz, which is produced on Full Sail’s campus.
So what are the judges like in person? Much friendlier than you would think, said the members of 4Shore.
Nunn said his favorite moments were during the audition when Simon told the group that America should be proud of them and that they could be musical ambassadors and when L.A. Reid praised them for their version of “End of the Road.”