X Factor's new girl band: 'We don't want the competition to get to us'

Published Wednesday, Oct 1 2014, 15:05 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor's newest girl band are in with a fighting chance of going through to the live shows but they need to impress Louis Walsh at Judges' Houses first.

Abi Garrido, 17, Abby Eades, 18, Leah Gooden, 16, Mimi O'Connell, 17, and Saffron Silva, 17, entered the competition as soloists but were put into a group by the judges during Bootcamp.

X Factor's new girl band - groups - 30 September 2014.


"There's no words to describe how it feels," they said. "Mad, surreal, so much excitement. Anything can happen here."

The girls make a rather interesting group too! Abi is continuing the family tradition of performing, as her mum, grandma and granddad were all singers, while the other Abby is a Cheryl impersonator in a Girls Aloud tribute act!

Leah actually lived in France for six years and speaks fluent French, while Saffron sings every week at Westfield shopping centre. The X Factor opportunity is also precious for Mimi, who has a severe heart condition and first performed at a summer camp for sick children in 2010.

For the girls, having Tulisa as a guest judge in Bermuda was good news: "She understands things from a girl's point of view, and she mentored Little Mix."

Will the girls be able to impress Louis and Tulisa for that coveted place in the live shows?

"We know it's a competition, but if we start thinking that way it might get to us," they said. "We're all in the same boat so it makes sense to help each other."

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Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%

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