Hartsville student to appear on new 'Boy Band' show

Hartsville, S.C. (WPDE) — An 18-year-old from Hartsville will be a part of the new ABC series "Boy Band."

Stone Martin, Hartsville High class of 2017, is one of 30 young men who will be on the series premiere this Thursday, according to a news release.

The 'Boy Band' website says "Host Rita Ora welcomes 30 of the best young male vocalists in the country to Hollywood, where they audition before musical icons Emma Bunton, Nick Carter and Timbaland. Only 18 performers will make the cut and advance to the next round. Thus begins the mixing and matching, as the architects form three groups of six to compete in the next phase of the competition."

Viewers will get to vote for their favorite five band members.

Stone lives in Hartsville and studied at the "A Cappella Academy" last summer in Los Angeles and was accepted again for this summer. He is set to be a music major at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Stone was also on X-Factor when he was in 8th grade, according to a release from school district spokeswoman Audrey Childers.

The series begins this Thursday, June 22, at 8 p.m. on ABC 15.