Making the Band semi-finalist “hated” much of the process.

Making the Band semi-finalist “hated” much of the process.
Connor O’Brien, a rejected Making the Band semi-finalist, says he “hated the fact that most of the guys there wanted to do nothing but beat you”; he also says that, after he was cut, Jay “treated me like trash and told me to leave.” Connor has recently executive produced his own self-titled album which has been well-received.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.