The band Tweets, “And now for our big news…we are excited to announce we will be performing on American Idol on 5th of April!!”
Today the group was interviewed at MuchMusic in Canada. They posted a picture from the studio on their Twitter page and wrote their thanks.
“The Wanted Canada. Thank you for an amazing last couple of days. Never thought we’d be this far from home yet feel so welcomed. You’ve been amazing X”
The act consists of Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.
They tell Billboard, “The boom that’s happening at the moment, everyone’s calling the British Invasion. We’re happy to be a part of it (with) One Direction. It’s good for British music.”
They also said that they want to have their own identity as compared to the boy bands of the ’90s. They laugh, “Back in the ’90s, there was a certain type of boy band. There were dancing boy bands back then … ‘N Sync, Take That. Obviously, we’re much better dancers than any of them.
“People dream of stuff like that,” the Wanted adds. “We never thought we’d get the opportunity to even come over here and have a chance to let people hear our music. Thankfully, they like it.”
Their debut U.S. EP – Gold Forever – will be released on April 24.
Photos: Billboard/The Wanted Twitter