Clarissa Cruz
May 12, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

ABC’s Making the Band is the newest boy-band attraction. The draw? Trying to figure out which of the eight real-life hopefuls will become the five members of O-Town. ”It’s become an obsession,” gushes New York City dot-com-er Lynda Thomas, 24, who attends viewing parties. (FYI, March 19’s L.A. Times spoiled the surprise.) With plenty of catfighting and bad singing, Band will air through August. In the meantime, here’s Scout’s take on the O-Town wannabes and their boy-band doppelgängers.

If you like… Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys)
Then you’ll like… Ashley

If you like.. Kevin Richardson (BSB)
Then you’ll like… Ikaika

If you like.. Joey Fatone (‘N Sync)
Then you’ll like… Bryan

If you like.. Justin Timberlake (‘N Sync)
Then you’ll like… Jacob

If you like.. Nick Lachey (98 Degrees)
Then you’ll like… Paul

If you like.. A.J. McLean (BSB)
Then you’ll like… Trevor

If you like.. Swab (Ideal)
Then you’ll like… Michael

If you like.. Sean Conlon (Five)
Then you’ll like… Erik-Michael

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