The six-chair challenge of this year's X Factor UK has finally seen all the four judges choose the six best acts from their category. The next step will see the 24 acts battle it out to make it through to the live shows as the initial stages of the competition continue.
However, one particular act that has taken the world by storm with their powerful vocals and determination is girl band "4th Power". Taking a big risk by flying all the way from the Philippines, this Filipino all-siblings band has already been hailed as the possible winners of X Factor 2015 by the public.
Who are they?
The band comprises of four sisters, Celina, 19, Mylene, 23, Irene, 25, and Almira, 27 – all from Manila. They performed Jessie J hit "Bang Bang" in the auditions and has since then garnered positive response everywhere. They are one of the six acts who have been chosen by Cheryl-Fernandez Versini in the groups 'category. After their six-chair challenge where they sang "Show Me How You Burlesque" Simon Cowell, who is mentoring the over's category asked the band if they would like to join his category. The group has been compared to the likes of British girl band "Little Mix" as well.
How did they come on X Factor UK?
Talking to the X Factor before their auditions, the sisters told that they started singing as a band since 2001. They also said that people discouraged them and told them to give up singing, but they were determined to make it big. At their first audition, when Simon asked them why did they choose X Factor UK, the siblings said that they wanted to see him and Queen Elizabeth.
Are they new to fame?
In the early years of their musical career, "4th Power" was used to be called "MICA" and "The Gollayan Sisters". Furthermore, X Factor UK is not the first big stage they have sung at. They had participated in four big competitions across the globe, according to news reports. They won X-Factor equivalent Philippines talent show "Showtime" in 2012, came in the top eight of South Korean music contest "Superstar K6" in 2014 and even won the World Championships of Performing Arts twice.
How big is their fan following?
The girls have an official YouTube channel where they posted videos of them covering several hit numbers. Joined on 29, July, 2012 the channel now known as "4th Power" has 33,654 subscribers and 3,224,390 views until now. They have covered Katy Perry's "Roar" as well as Alicia Keys' "Girl On Fire" each of which has garnered over 1 million views.
Interesting facts about them
- The group has changed their group name to "4th Impact" after the six-chair challenge round.
- Irene revealed at a backstage interview that she can beatbox.
- In an interview with "Good Morning Britain" they revealed that cyclone Typhoon that hit Philippines has caused damage to the girls' relatives.
With X Factor still in its initial rounds, only time will tell who can win the competition. Until then, watch out for "4th Power/Impact's" performance at the six-chair challenge.