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Emblem3 (also Emblem Three or E3) is a three-member boy-band made up of Wesley Trent Stromberg, (born December 6, 1993 (vocals, rhythm guitar), his younger brother Keaton Robert Stromberg, (born July 16, 1996) (vocals, bass guitar) and their friend Andrew Michael "Drew" Cha
dwick, (born October 1, 1992 (vocals, lead guitar),. They used to live in Huntington Beach, California, but after the show they moved to Hollywood to be closer to the studio. The three auditioned in San Francisco, singing an original song called "Sunset Boulevard" written by Drew Chadwick. During bootcamp, they sang "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and at judges' houses, they performed "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police and were chosen by Cowell for the live shows. They performed "One Day" by Matisyahu during their first live show on October 31. In addition they were selected as the first group to enter the top twelve by Simon Cowell. On the second live show on November 7, the group performed a mashup of "My Girl" by The Temptations and "California Gurls" by Katy Perry with "What Make You Beautiful" by One Direction as the background track. After the second live show the group was ranked 6th based on the fan votes and made it to the next week's live shows. On the third live show, they performed "No One" by Alicia Keys and were ranked 4th by the fan votes moving on to week five. On the fourth live show on November 21, 2012, they performed "Secrets" by OneRepublic and were ranked again 4th by the American public. For the fifth live show, they performed "I'm A Believer" by The Monkees and were ranked 3rd, The difference between second place and them was less than 1%. On the sixth live show, the group performed two songs. The first one, chosen by their mentor, was "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. The second song, chosen by the fans in the Pepsi Challenge, was "Forever Young" by Alphaville. The group was once again ranked 3rd overall by the fans' votes. In the semi-finals, they performed "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton as their own choice and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles as Cowell's choice. They were eliminated on the result show and placed in fourth place. On 9 January 2013, it was announced they signed a joint record deal with Syco Music and Columbia Records.