I was the lucky gal that got to chat with R5 today. How cute are they?
One big happy family…these kids are going places. Brothers and sister, and one lucky best friend, these guys love what they do.
From ‘N Sync to President Obama, these guys covered all the bases during our talk today.
After taking a little break from work and getting in some hockey playing, brothers Ross, Riker and Rocky Lynch were the first to jump on the phone with me.
Turns out that when they were younger they would put on shows to ‘N Sync songs. “Riker is an ‘N Sync professional,” Rocky revealed. Of course I wanted to know their favorite ‘N Sync songs! “‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ is like the go-to one,” Riker told me me. “But we did ‘Pop’ and we did ‘No Strings Attached.'”
But it wasn’t all ‘N Sync. The early days of the group had them doing covers of other favorites of theirs including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Fall Out Boy (who, ironically, they will be sharing the bill with coming up at a festival in San Diego in two weeks). It’s also a widely known fact that they learned to play guitar from watching Fall Out Boy videos.
Even with their own stars on the rise they still have their very own geek out moments when meeting certain celebrities, such as President and Michelle Obama who they met just last week at the White House Easter Egg Roll.
“Meeting the President and the First Lady, they were so, so nice. They were very, very welcoming. It was so cool,” they said.
And speaking of celebs, they have their own celeb connection with their cousins, dancers Julianne and Derek Hough. That led me to wonder if any of them had ever been approached about appearing on Dancing with the Stars.