'Nerdy' trio in 'America's Got Talent' grew up together in church

by Vanessa Garcia Rodriguez, |
Three 21-year-old men singing together throughout their youth won over judges of America's got Talent. Through their gift, group members say on their Facebook page they hope to bring "class" back to the music industry. | Triple Threat Facebook

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.(Christian Examiner) -- A central Arkansas "nerdy" singing trio that grew up in church together broke the boy band stereotype in "America's Got Talent" tenth season premiere last month -- drawing the audience to their feet for a standing ovation.

The 21-year-old men of faith Will Richey, Tyler Davis, and Caleb Conrad of Triple Threat stunned "America's Got Talent" judges with their cover of MKTO's song Classic.

Labeled as "beautifully nerdy" by show judge Howard Stern, Ouachita Baptist University graduates Richey and Davis, harmonized with Conrad, a senior at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, to deliver an astonishing performance that launched them into the next round of the competition.

Davis and Richey grew up singing in church together since third grade, according to a release from OBU. The trio formed during high school and has performed events and weddings throughout central Arkansas.

Their robust talent greatly overshadowed their unassuming appearance -- yet it seems the young men would have it no other way.

The Triple Threat Facebook page stated the group was, "focused on bringing back class to the music industry."

Explaining that many in the entertainment industry are recognized for their looks over their talent the group wrote, "in today's entertainment industry people can make it solely on the kinds of clothes they own or the kind of life they live. The group (Triple Threat) is determined to put an end to this by making it on God-given talent and creativeness."

Since the trio's May 26 performance a video of their audition has garnered more than 10 million views according to the KARK 4 News.