The Filipino four piece wowed the judges and viewers during Saturday night’s opening episode with an impressively powerful performance of Jessie J’s Bang Bang.
4th Power, composed of Cercadeo sisters Mylene, Irene, Celina and Almira, flew all the way to London from the Philippines to audition for the show, which is not on its 12th season.
Appearing on This Morning with a reunited Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, the girls explained: “We’re chasing our dreams”. We want to reach out dream of helping our family to have our own house.
The X Factor returns to UTV this Saturday at 8pm.
As the “fix” row has raged on, X Factor has now spoken out to dismiss speculation that 4th Power were asked to appear.
A pesky source then came forward to blab to The Mirror that 4th Power had already had secret meetings with producers before they auditioned, claiming: “Producers were well aware who the girls were before they arrived in front of the judges – so it was no surprise that they were fantastic on the show”.
Irene said: “It was insane, it was like a dream come true, we were floating on air”. We’re twelve years into “The X Factor” at this point, and gone are the days when you can find a supremely talented person who has no real experience.
‘We got a standing ovation from all of the judges and Simon Cowell, for us he was the famous judge in the Philippines.
They girls said they couldn’t believe what they were seeing when Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw were all on their feet following their audition.
The statement added: “There are no rules preventing anyone who has appeared on other shows from applying for The X Factor“.
“Their interview in the programme clearly said that they had been performing together since 2001 and had competed in various places”.