The boy band making headlines off stage with their wild antics comes to Katie. Will their partying ways keep them from becoming the next “Fab Five”? The boys reveal why they are unafraid to show the world their reality. Plus, they perform their new song! Then, the viral music sensation that moved millions Zach Sobiech’s family talks for the first time about their son’s life and legacy.
If the Beatles were the Fab Four, the guys of The Wanted might be the Fab Five. The British boy band had the top song of last year, and now they’re riding that wave of success here across the pond with a new reality show on E! called The Wanted Life.
“Hopefully we can evolve quickly enough to match the sound of the times.” –Jay McGinness
After a series of auditions, The Wanted were formed by a record label in the UK in 2009. Now, four years later, the boy bad is on fire with their latest single “Walks Like Rihanna.”
“We still haven’t heard from Rihanna yet.” –Siva Kaneswaran
— Rian Tash (@MusicLvr84) May 31, 2013
The Wanted is managed by Scooter Braun, the man who is also behind Justin Bieber. What do the boys think this famed manager saw in them? Plus, find out what the Fab Five revealed in Katie’s Fast Five!
“I’d be a shark diver!” –Max George
— stef(@cutecakes100) May 31, 2013
The song “Clouds” is also topping the charts all over the country and the music video has been seen by nearly six and half million people on YouTube. It is sung by an inspiring Minnesota teenager named Zach Sobiech. After a four year battle with cancer marked by courage and grace, Zach Sobiech died on May 20th. But his story is really about living and not dying, as Amy Adamle, Zach’s girlfriend, and Sammy Brown, Zach’s best friend and bandmate, can attest.
“I don’t think he ever realized what an impact he would make.” –Sammy Brown
@katiecouric What a beautiful person he was. Hopefully your interview will build awareness. Thank you.
— Kathy (@KPdrumming) May 31, 2013
Zach’s mom Laura could not join Katie in the studio because her daughter is getting married, but she was able to Skype in from her home in Lakeland, Minnesota. She reflects on his incredible life and final days.
“I always had this sense that there was something bigger that was meant to happen with this.” –Laura Sobiech
@katiecouric What a beautiful interview with Zach’s mom!Brought me to tears remembering my Mom’s last moments. Just like Zach.
— Kristen Kent (@kpckent) May 31, 2013