List of The X Factor finalists (U.S. season 2)

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The second season of The X Factor aired on Fox, starting on September 12, 2012 and ending December 20, 2012. The live shows began on October 31, 2012, as 16 acts made it into the live shows, with one wildcard act returning after the first elimination round.[1] Tate Stevens was crowned the winner of the season on the second half of the finale, with Carly Rose Sonenclar becoming the runner-up and Fifth Harmony finished in third place. They are all signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music.


The teens were mentored by Britney Spears.

The "Teens" category was mentored by Britney Spears. The six candidates were Diamond White, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Arin Ray, James Tanner, Reed Deming and Beatrice Miller. Spears chose the following:

Beatrice Miller

Beatrice Annika Miller[2] (born February 7, 1999) is an American teen actress from Maplewood, New Jersey. She auditioned on Providence, Rhode Island with the song "Cowboy Take Me Away." Prior to her audition, Miller has made several cinematic appearances in movies such as Toy Story 3 as Molly Davis. She resides in Maplewood, with her two moms and twin sisters, Georgia and Esther, who were adopted from Vietnam. Miller was paired with Carly Rose Sonenclar during bootcamp, where they sang Foster the People's song "Pumped Up Kicks". Both girls made it to the next round. Miller sang "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia for her mentor Spears and guest judge Although Britney expressed doubt that Beatrice could handle the pressure, she still chose her as one of her four contestants. Miller performed "I Won't Give Up" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live results show on November 1, Spears put Miller into the Top 12. In week 2 Beatrice performance Iris by Goo Goo dolls in which she got 10th place on the vote rankings out of 12. In week 3, Spears chose for Beatrice Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time". The result show the following night saw Miller placed 8th out of 10 in the leader board. In week 4, Beatrice performed Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol on Thanksgiving Day for her sisters. On the November 22 results show, Miller was placed in the bottom 2 along with CeCe Frey by the public vote and sang a shaky rendition of "White Flag" (due to a ruptured vocal cord) by Dido as her survival song. Beatrice was eliminated by the judges 3-1 and finished in ninth place overall in the competition. The judges all agreed that the pressure was too much, especially since she had been crying when she was singing her song. She was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records in April 2013, and has an album to be released early 2014.[3] She now goes by the stage name Bea Miller.[4] Beatrice is currently working in the studio and has confirmed to work with tweeted Autumn Rowe with pictures.[5] She has finished her debut album which will be a pop rock album. Her album is set to release this spring with the lead single releasing between March and May. She has been having photo shoots for the album artwork as well, showing one of her outfits on Instagram.[6] She uploaded her debut single, "Rich Kids" online on YouTube. Her single has received lots of positive reception garnering over 370,000 views in one day. Be a released her debut EP on April 22, 2014. It reached number 2 on the iTunes Pop charts. She is releasing a full-length album later this year.[7] Miller also joined fellow X Factor USA alumni Fifth Harmony as an opening act for their Summer Reflection Tour from July 15, 2015 to September 16, 2015.

Miller is known as the second most popular and influential X Factor alumni in the industry currently behind Fifth Harmony.

Arin Ray

Arin Blake Ray[8] (born September 2, 1995)[9] is a student from Cincinnati. He was part of InTENsity in season 1 of the show in the Groups category, which was mentored by Paula Abdul. Ray returned as a finalist in the Teens category as a solo act in season 2. In this season, he auditioned in Providence, Rhode Island[10] with Count On Me, an original song. At the bootcamp part 2, he was paired with Normani Kordei. They sang One Direction's hit "What Makes You Beautiful". At judges' houses, he sang the acoustic version of "Starships" and his mentor Spears chose him to compete in the live shows. Ray performed "You Keep Me Hangin' On" during the first live show on October 31. On November 1, during the first live results show, Ray was put into a sing-off with Diamond White, in order for Spears to decide which contestant to put into the Top 12 and which to send home. Ray performed "I Look to You" and Spears selected him to advance to the top 12. In the second live show, he performed "American Boy" by British artist Estelle. Ray was eliminated by the public vote on November 22, 2012, and finished in 10th place.

Carly Rose Sonenclar

Carly Rose Sonenclar[11] (born April 20, 1999) is an American teen actress from Westchester County, New York. She has acted in many productions both on and off-Broadway, including the show Wonderland where she originated the role of Chloe, and Les Misérables on Broadway. She has had small roles in two movies and a recurring role on the show The Electric Company. At her audition in Providence, Rhode Island,[10] she sang "Feeling Good," originally sung by Nina Simone. At the Bootcamp Part 1, she sang the song "Runaway Baby". At the Bootcamp Part 3, Sonenclar was against Beatrice Miller, and they sang "Pumped Up Kicks". Sonenclar, along with Miller, advanced to the judges homes round. She sang "Brokenhearted", originally sung by Karmin during the judge's homes round. Her mentor, Britney Spears and guest mentor responded positively to her performance, calling her "possessed". Spears chose Sonenclar to participate in the live shows, and she sang "Good Feeling"/"Something's Got a Hold on Me" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live results show on November 1, 2012, Spears put Sonenclar in to the Top 12. During the second live performances show on November 7, 2012, Sonenclar performed "It Will Rain", and advanced into the Top 12 in which she got second place in the vote rankings. On November 14, 2012, she performed "My Heart Will Go On", and advanced into the Top 10, again she got second in vote rankings. She performed "Over the Rainbow" on the November 21, 2012 live show, where she received the most public votes, therefore advancing into the Top 8. She performed "Rolling in the Deep" on November 28, 2012, again receiving the most public votes, advancing into the Top 6. On December 5, 2012, she performed "As Long as You Love Me" and "If I Were a Boy", where she received the second highest public vote count behind Tate Stevens, advancing her into the Top 4. On the Top 4 show, Sonenclar performed Elton John's Your Song in acknowledgement of her father's contribution to her love of music. Her second song of the night was John Lennon's Imagine, accompanying herself on piano. Public voting afterward launched her into the Top 3 along with Tate Stevens and Fifth Harmony. On the top 3 show, Sonenclar performed Nina Simone's Feeling Good, duetted "How Do I Live" with LeAnn Rimes, and then finally sang Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". On December 20, 2012, Sonenclar was announced to be the runner-up, coming second to Tate Stevens. In February 2013, according to an interview with Radio Disney, it was reported that Sonenclar signed a deal with Syco Music while a joint deal with a Sony co-label is to be announced.

Diamond White

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Diamond White and producer Toby Gad and at the World at an event in recognition of World Refugee Day in 2013

Diamond White[12] (born January 1, 1999) is a student from Los Angeles, California. At 8, she starred in a Chicago-based production of The Color Purple that also toured nationally. She is the voice of Francine "Frankie" Elma Greene in Transformers: Rescue Bots and has had cameo appearances on Phineas and Ferb. She auditioned in San Francisco, California[13] with "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown. At the Bootcamp Part 1, White sang "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston. At Part 2, she was against Dinah Jane Hansen, and they sang "Stronger". In the judges' home round, Diamond sang Avril Lavigne's "I'm With You". Her mentor Britney Spears chose her to compete in the live shows. White performed "Hey, Soul Sister" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. On November 1, 2012, during the first live results show, White, along with Arin Ray were put into a sing-off, with one of the contestants remaining in the competition and the other going home. White performed "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word". Spears selected Ray to remain in the competition, sending White home. However, on the November 7, 2012 episode, White was re-instated into the competition as a wildcard, creating a Top 13. On the second live show on November 7, 2012, she performed "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston from the movie The Bodyguard, receiving positive reactions from the judges, and advancing into the Top 12. On November 14, 2012, she performed "Halo" and advanced into the Top 10. On November 21, 2012, she performed "Because You Loved Me" which earned her a spot in the Top 8. On November 28, 2012, she performed "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)", and was put into the Bottom Two along with Vino Alan, where she performed "I Was Here". The judges saved White and sent home Alan, advancing White into the Top 6. White performed "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and "Diamonds" during the December 5, 2012, and was put into the Bottom Two for the second time along with Fifth Harmony, where White performed "I Hope You Dance". The judges saved Fifth Harmony and sent home White, who finished fifth in the competition. In March 2013, she had a small role of The Big Bang Theory.[14] She also performed a song with Toby Gad ("Peace") for world refugee day. She has been signed to an unknown label, possibly Columbia Records, and is working on music with Toby Gad. On her official Twitter page, she told her followers that she has signed with Syco. In July 2013, Diamond was featured in an episode of The Haunted Hathaways. She revealed that she will be a recurring character on the show. She also voices the recurring character Ruby on the Disney Junior program Sofia the First. She confirmed on January 5, 2014, in one of her YouTube videos, that she got signed to Syco, however the label had not responded to her for more than seven months.[15] She will release a new song every week for five weeks. Her first song, "Richocet" was given positive reviews.

Young Adults

The young adults are mentored by Demi Lovato.

The "Young Adults" category was mentored by Demi Lovato. The six candidates were Jennel Garcia, Willie Jones, Nick Youngerman, Paige Thomas, Jillian Jensen and CeCe Frey. Lovato chose the following:

CeCe Frey

Cecelia Marie "CeCe" Frey (born June 26, 1991) from Decatur, Illinois, worked as a mail clerk in a postal department prior to auditioning for The X Factor. She auditioned in Kansas City, Missouri[16] with "Unchained Melody", but the judge Demi Lovato was disappointed and stopped her midway, with judge L.A. Reid asking her to pick another song. Frey performed "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera. During Bootcamp, Frey was compared to Paige Thomas: In the first part, both performed Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You. The second part, they performed Secrets by OneRepublic. Frey performed the acoustic version of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" for the "judges' homes" phase. Her mentor, Lovato chose Frey to compete in the live shows. Frey performed "Because the Night" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live results show on November 1, 2012, Frey and Willie Jones were put into the bottom two where they were asked to "sing for their lives", in order for one of them to remain in the competition. Frey performed "Out Here On My Own" by Irene Cara and Lovato selected her to remain in the competition and sent Jones home. In the second week of the live show on November 7, 2012, Frey performed "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. In the live results, Frey was in the bottom two performed "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" by Cher, against Jason Brock performed "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler and was saved. On December 6, 2012, Frey was eliminated when she received the fewest votes from the public and finished in sixth place. Frey was working on an album and the first single was expected to be released sometime in 2014. In November 2013, Frey released a cover on YouTube of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" song.[17] On October 7, 2014, Frey released her debut single "Dead 2 Me".

Jennel Garcia

Jennel Annette Garcia (born June 8, 1994) from Rochester, Massachusetts, sang "Paris (Ooh La La)" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals for her audition in Providence, Rhode Island.[10] During bootcamp, Garcia's performance was described by L.A. Reid as being "spicy" where she performed Sweeter by Gavin DeGraw. In the judges' houses, Garcia performed I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry for her mentor Lovato and guest mentor Nick Jonas. Lovato selected Garcia to compete in the live shows. Garcia performed "Home Sweet Home" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. On November 15, 2012, Garcia was eliminated after a sing-off against fellow Young Adult contender, Paige Thomas. Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell all voted to send her home, while Lovato voted to keep her. Garcia finished in eleventh place.

Willie Jones

Willie Jones

Willie Jones (born September 23, 1994) is from Shreveport, Louisiana. He surprised the judges when he sang "Your Man" by Josh Turner during his audition in Greensboro, North Carolina.[18] Jones performed Tony Rich's "Nobody Knows" for his mentor Lovato and guest mentor Nick Jonas during the judge's house round. Lovato selected Jones to participate in the live shows. Jones performed "Here for the Party" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. On November 1, 2012, in the first live results show Jones, along with CeCe Frey were placed by Lovato into the bottom two where they were asked to "sing for their lives", in order for one of them to remain in the competition. Lovato selected Frey and Jones was eliminated.

Since then, Jones has toured around with world with MAGCon [19] with Cameron Dallas,[20] Nash Grier,[21] and Shawn Mendes [22] just to name a few. Willie was also in the cast of Chasing Cameron,[23] on Netflix, premiered December 27, 2016.

Willie has now signed to Empire.[24] Released his first single "Runs in Our blood" on all streaming platforms May 2018. Willie also shot his first official music video for his single "Runs in Our Blood", directed by Ryan Francis, that premiered exclusively on [25] and now available on YouTube [26]

Willie is set to release his EP this summer and start touring this fall.

Paige Thomas

Paige Ava Thomas (born August 25, 1990)[27] is a nursing school student from San Antonio, Texas. Thomas is a single mother of three-year-old Jade and when she was three years old, her mother died in a car crash on Christmas Eve. Thomas auditioned in Austin, Texas[28] and Paige performed "I'm Going Down" by Rose Royce. In Bootcamp, Paige performed "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston in the first part and "Secrets" by OneRepublic in the second part, against CeCe Frey, her rival since the beginning of Bootcamp. At the judges' homes, Paige performed the acoustic version of "Turn Up the Music" by Chris Brown for her mentor Lovato, leading Lovato selected Thomas to participate in the live shows. Thomas was the first to perform at the first live show, where she performed "What Is Love" on October 31, 2012. The next day on the results show, Lovato selected Paige to move on to the following week of live shows along with Jennel Garcia. On the results show on November 15, 2012, Paige was placed in the bottom 2 via public vote along with Jennel Garcia, with Paige had to sing against Garcia to remain on the show. Paige sang a rendition of "Paradise" by Coldplay, and was voted through to the next round by the judges in a 3–1 ratio against Garcia. On November 21, 2012, Paige sang a rendition of Britney Spears' "Everytime". Spears commented that Paige sang the song "beautifully" and on the November 22, 2012 results show, Paige was sent through to the top 8 in 6th position. On November 28, Paige performed "Never Gonna Give You Up" during the performance, receiving praise from the judges, all commenting that it was her best performance yet. Despite the positive reception, Paige was eliminated in eighth place on November 29, 2012. Since her appearance on The X Factor, Thomas has hinted through her Twitter page and a radio interviews that she has signed with Roc Nation, a recording company operated by Jay-Z. However, no confirmation has been made by Thomas nor Roc Nation. Thomas has also released a song titled "Lolli" which has garnered positive reviews from critics and has done several photo shoots, most likely in preparation for an album release. No release date has been confirmed by Thomas, as the release of her debut album.

Over 25s

The over 25s are mentored by L.A. Reid.

The "Over 25s" category was mentored by L.A. Reid. The six candidates were David Correy, Daryl Black, Jason Brock, Tate Stevens, Tara Simon and Vino Alan. Reid chose the following:

Vino Alan

Vino Alan (born June 30, 1972), is from Waynesville, Missouri. He is the father of a 15-year-old son, Sky D. A musician with many tattoos, he plays shows for the military personnel. He sang Ray LaMontagne's "Trouble" at his audition in Kansas City, Missouri.[16] At judges' houses, he sang "Sober" by Pink in front of his mentor L.A. Reid and guest mentors Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun. Reid selected Alan to participate in the live shows. Alan performed "Gotta Be Somebody" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live results show on November 1, Reid put Alan into the Top 12. Despite placing third for the entire competition, he dropped in the ranks and was in the bottom two with Diamond White on November 29. He was eliminated that night by a majority judge vote, finishing in seventh place.

Jason Brock

Jason Brock was a technical support representative. He auditioned in San Francisco, California with a show-stopping rendition of Billy Joel's New York State of Mind.[13] He was selected by L.A. Reid to move on to the live rounds in the "Over 25" category. At the Judges' Home performance round, he sang Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry" for mentor L.A. Reid and guest mentors Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun. Brock was selected by Reid to participate in the live shows where he performed "Dance Again" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. The following night, during the results show he placed – along with David Correy – into the bottom two and had to compete to remain in the competition. He performed "One Moment in Time" and was selected by Reid to go onto the Top 12. He was eliminated by a deadlock vote on November 8, finishing in twelfth place.

David Correy

David Correy (born October 8, 1985)[29] is a musician from Riva, Maryland who auditioned in Greensboro, NC[18] with Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are". He was born in Recife, Brazil to a 14-year-old teen mom and was then adopted. When he auditioned for The X Factor, one of his goals was to reunite with his birth mother. Thanks to the show, in October 2012, his biological mom (Luciene Lima) found him after 25 years of separation.[30] Correy was selected by Reid to compete in the live shows. He performed "My Love Is Your Love" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. During the first live results show, Correy was put into the bottom two and was asked to "sing for his life" in order to remain in the competition, along with Jason Brock. Correy performed "Since U Been Gone". Reid selected Brock to remain in the competition, sending Correy home.

Tate Stevens

Tate Stevens

Stephen Eatinger[31] (born March 1, 1975), known by his stage name Tate Stevens, is a country crooner from Belton, Missouri. He auditioned with Randy Houser's "Anything Goes" in Kansas City.[16] He was selected by Reid to compete during the live shows. Stevens performed "Tough" during the first live show on October 31. During he first live results show on November 1, Reid put Stevens into the Top 12. He received the highest number of public votes in both week 2 and week 3, and was runner up to Carly Rose Sonenclar in the next two following weeks, but reclaimed the top spot after three weeks. Stevens was announced as the winner of The X Factor on December 20, 2012. On January 15, 2013, it was announced he signed a joint record deal with Syco Music and RCA Records Nashville.


The groups are mentored by Simon Cowell.

The "Groups" category was mentored by Simon Cowell. The six groups were LYRIC 145, Dope Crisis, Emblem3, Sister C, Playback and LYLAS (subsequently renamed 1432, now Fifth Harmony). Cowell chose the following:


Emblem3 (also Emblem Three or E3) is a three-member band made up of Wesley Trent Stromberg, (born December 6, 1993) (vocals, rhythm guitar), his younger brother Keaton Robert Stromberg, (born July 16, 1996)[32] (vocals, bass guitar) and their best friend Drew Michael Chadwick (born October 1, 1992) (vocals, lead guitar).[33] They used to live in Huntington Beach, California, but after the show they moved to Hollywood to be closer to the studio.[34] They have since then returned to their hometown of Huntington Beach. The three auditioned in San Francisco, singing an original song called "Sunset Boulevard" written by Drew Chadwick. During bootcamp, they sang "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and at judges' houses, they performed "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police. During their performance band member Drew Chadwick missed his part and put doubt into Simon Cowell's mind. In the end they were chosen by Cowell for the live shows. They performed "One Day" by Matisyahu during their first live show on October 31. In addition they were selected as the first group to enter the top twelve by Simon Cowell. On the second live show on November 7, the group performed a mashup of "My Girl" by the Temptations and "California Gurls" by Katy Perry with "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction as the background track. After the second live show the group was ranked sixth based on the fan votes and made it to the next week's live shows. On the third live show, they performed "No One" by Alicia Keys and were ranked fourth by the fan votes moving on to week five. On the fourth live show on November 21, 2012, they performed "Secrets" by OneRepublic and were ranked again 4th by the American public. For the fifth live show, they performed "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees and were ranked third, The difference between second place and them was less than 1%. On the sixth live show, the group performed two songs. The first one, chosen by their mentor, was "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. The second song, chosen by the fans in the Pepsi Challenge, was "Forever Young" by Alphaville. The group was once again ranked third overall by the fans' votes. In the semi-finals, they performed "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton as their own choice and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles as Cowell's choice. They were eliminated on the result show and placed in fourth place. On January 9, 2013, it was announced they signed a joint record deal with Syco Music and Columbia Records.[35]

Emblem3's debut single, "Chloe (You're the One I Want)" was released on April 16, 2013.[36][37] The album, Nothing to Lose, was released on July 30, 2013.[38] Originals such as "Sunset Blvd" will be on the album.

They have also toured with Selena Gomez on the Stars Dance tour which included venues all over Canada and the United States. Now, since February 2014, they have been on their first headlining tour called #bandlife, and will once again be touring the United States and some venues in Canada. Their opening acts for this tour include MKTO and Jackson Guthy.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony (formerly LYLAS and later 1432) is a four-piece girl group. Ranging from ages between 15 and 23, the four members from oldest to youngest are Allyson "Ally" Brooke Hernandez (born on July 7, 1993 in San Antonio); Normani Kordei Hamilton born May 31, 1996 (born on May 31, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia); Lauren Michelle Jauregui (born on June 27, 1996) and Dinah Jane Hansen (born on June 22, 1997 in Santa Ana, California) and Camila Cabello (who later left the group in Dec 2016 to launch a solo career). Brooke, Hamilton, Jauregui, Hansen, and Cabello all applied as solo contestants, but failed to qualify for the Teens (or Young Adults) category. After a discussion from all four judges, they were put together to form the group Fifth Harmony, thus qualifying them for the Groups category.

At judges' houses, the group sang "Impossible" by Shontelle. Originally, the group's name was "LYLAS" (acronym for Love You Like a Sister), but another group called "The Lylas" (which consists of four of Bruno Mars' sisters) claimed that the show stole their name.[39] Therefore, LYLAS changed their name to 1432 (which stands for I Love You Too), which was announced on the first live show on October 31, 2012, during which 1432 performed "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift. Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid were critical of the new name. Cowell suggested they again rename the group as there were too many numbers among the groups category's names. During the first live results show on November 1, 2012, 1432 performed "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato in a sing-off with Sister C. Cowell decided to send them through to the Top 12 and announced that they would be renamed by the viewers online. The name chosen by the public was announced: "Fifth Harmony".[40] On the second live show on November 7, 2012 (Movie Themes Week), they performed "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri, from the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, having reached the fifth place in that week's results. On the third live show on November 14, 2012 (Divas Week), they performed "Hero" by Mariah Carey and reached sixth place in the week's results. On the fourth live show they sang "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. During the week 4 results show, they placed 7th on the leaderboard. On the fifth live show, Hernandez's grandfather died just before the competition began. Due to this incident, the girls performed Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" in dedication to her grandfather. On the fifth result show they placed 4th on the leader board. During week six, Hernandez had to leave to go see her grandfather's funeral, resulting in missing practice. They performed two songs: Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" and Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break". In week six's results, they placed in the bottom two and sung for survival against Diamond White. They performed Mariah Carey's "Anytime You Need a Friend", and landed a spot in the Top 4.

In the semi-finals stage of the show, they performed Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" and Shontelle's "Impossible" for the second time in the competition. Their first performance of the evening "Anything Could Happen" was "a finals-caliber performance" according to L.A. Reid and described as "magic" by Britney Spears.[41] Their second performance of the night "Impossible" received mostly negative reviews from the judges because the group had performed the song at Simon Cowell's home (although not on The X Factor concert stage). Camila, Lauren, and Ally sang parts of the song in fluent Spanish. The following night, the public vote results announced the group are advanced to the finals with Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar. On the finals, the group performed Ellie Goulding's song "Anything Could Happen" for the second time as their "Song of the Series" song. Their second song was a duet with judge Demi Lovato singing "Give Your Heart a Break" for the second time as well. Then their final song of the night was "Let It Be" by The Beatles, billed as their "$5 million song". After the first round of the finals they did not receive enough votes from the public and they finished in third place on December 20, 2012. On January 17, 2013, the group was signed a joint record label with Syco Music and Epic Records.

As of 2017, they have acquired five platinum and three gold certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America, several awards including three MTV Video Music Awards, two People's Choice Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards and one American Music Award. They performed at many music festivals such as Wango Tango in the United States and CapitalFM's Summertime Ball in the United Kingdom, where over 80,000 people attend annually. They also headlined their own tour, The Reflection Tour. Since its release, "Worth It" featuring American rapper Kid Ink, the third single from their album Reflection, has been certified triple-platinum in the United States for selling over three million copies. The group's lead single from their 7/27, "Work From Home" featuring American rapper Ty Dolla Sign became their highest charting and best selling single in the United States, peaking at number four in the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple platinum, respectively. They are the first girl group to achieve a top five single in the United States in a decade. They are also regarded as the most influential X Factor US alumni.[42] As of December 2016, in the United States, Fifth Harmony has sold a total of 424,000 albums, seven million digital songs and earned 1.6 billion on-demand streams, according to Nielsen Soundscan.[43]


LYRIC 145 is made up of Julien "Jewlz" Joseph (born February 17, 1993), Jemelle "Melee" Joseph (born July 9, 1988) (known as One4Five) from Queens, New York and Lyric Barnes (born December 14, 1989)[44] (known as Lyric Da Queen) from Flint, Michigan. One4Five originally applied as a male duo, and advanced in the auditions with four yeses. As one of the six groups in bootcamp, they were seemingly safe, but the judges only picked 3, eliminating them. After the results were over, they and a solo female contestant, Lyric Da Queen, were brought back, and formed into a group, advancing them to the judges houses. The act's name was then changed to LYRIC 145 to incorporate both acts. For their judges' houses performance, they rapped the lyrics from "Party in the U.S.A.", a song originally sung by Miley Cyrus. Cowell selected LYRIC 145 to advance to the live shows. They performed "Boom! Shake the Room"/"Gangnam Style" during the first live show on October 31, 2012. In addition they were selected as one of the two groups to automatically enter the top twelve by Simon Cowell. In the second live show, they performed "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins, and advanced at ninth place. They performed Queen's "We Will Rock You" in the third live show, and went down four spots; they were eliminated with the fewest public votes on November 15 and finished in 12th place, much to the crowd's dismay. After the results on week 4, Lyric 145 revealed that they originally were going to perform Aretha Franklin's "R.E.S.P.E.C.T.", but due to legal reasons, it got changed by their mentor at the last moment.

Sister C

Sister C is a three-piece girl group consisting of sisters Cirby Ryan Manchaca (born December 13, 1990),[45] Carli Rayne Manchaca (born April 26, 1993),[46] and Celbi Rheygan Manchaca (born August 12, 1994),[47] who are natives of Harris County, Texas. They were aged 17 to 21 when they were filmed for their X Factor Austin audition in May, 2012 at the Frank Erwin Center. They tweeted from their OfficialSisterC Twitter account on October 6, 2012 that the youngest had a birthday in August and that they were 18, 19 and 21 years old on that date ("@lovedrewryn Cirby is 21, Carli is 19, Celbi is 18").[48] They are from Mont Belvieu, Texas.[49][50] On October 23, 2012, Sister C was officially recognized for their appearance on The X Factor by the Chambers County Commissioners Court.[51][52][53][54]

Their initial audition song was "Hell on Heels" by the Pistol Annies. For their "judges' houses" performance they performed "Leavin" by Shelby Lynne. They performed "Hell on Heels" for the second time during the first live show on October 31, 2012. Sister C was put into a sing-off with 1432, during the first live results show on November 1, where they performed "When I Look at You". After the sing-off Cowell chose 1432 (currently Fifth Harmony) to continue on and Sister C were eliminated from the competition.


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