Unselfish from "Rising Star" is one of the acts featured in the ABC reality competition series. The music group sang "Some Nights" by Fun. for their inaugural performance on the show, garnering a 46% vote on the East Coast and 48% on the West Coast. Since they were the performers with the highest combined votes who didn't raise the wall, they got to fill the last spot in the duels.

The group is comprised of four young men in their early to mid twenties: Kevin Taylor, Brandon Jackson, Anthony Frazier and Antwan Jackson. Originally from Miami, Florida, they now live in the same house and work in the same H&M store in Atlanta, Georgia, where they practice their routines in the stockroom on their breaks.

Kevin Taylor works as a sales advisor at H&M and counts Beyoncé and Usher as his biggest musical influences because their work ethics and drive for success. He writes music, plays the drums and grew up in Miami where he also went to college at Miami Dade College.

Brandon Jackson grew up in Miami, went to Johnson & Wales University and works at H&M with Kevin. He counts Michael Jackson and Ne-Yo as his biggest musical influences and is a "hopeless romantic." In addition to his vocal stylings, he plays piano and likes basketball, videogames and dancing.

Anthony Frazier is also a native of Miami and, along with the other members of Unselfish, made his television debut by competing on the national television show "106 & Park." A singer and songwriter, he studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, but is paying the bills as a sales advisor. If Unselfish wins, he says it will give him a chance to be a role model to the world.

Like his fellow members, Antwan Jackson also hails from Miami and now works as a sales advisor, though he's held jobs as a bank teller and in security, too. He's a songwriter and hopes to someday tour the world and make an unselfish way of life through music. A big fan of Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake's talents, Antwan respects that they both constantly strive to become better artists, as he tries to do.

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