Former O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel turns 27 today. I lost track of the boy, but surprise! He’s across the street from EW’s offices, appearing as Link in Broadway’s Hairspray (and, I’m praying, never running into me after I’ve had two mojitos at Victor’s Cafe).

Below, for your viewing pleasure, is O-Town’s legendarily bad performance of “Liquid Dreams” at the 2000 Miss America pageant. They blamed faulty earpieces. (If only I could have found the clip of the boy band being forced to watch a tape of that performance on the 2001 second-season premiere of Making the Band — it made EW’s 2004 list of the five best reality TV moments.)

After the jump, a webisode of “ParkerTV,” which finds Ashley preparing to sing the NationalAnthem for the first time solo, at Shea Stadium in May ’08. Show the boy some love.