Two years ago today, on X Factor UK, Simon Cowell put together 5 lads who didn’t make the cut as individuals into a yet-to-be-named boyband. They would become the worldwide sensation…One Direction!
Who woulda thunk it. I had a lot of fun during series 7, snarking on the boys’ bad dance moves, weak vocals and inability to harmonize! Look who had the last laugh. Egg on my face! Ha.
One Direction would go on to be eliminated in 3rd place. Those girls, who were eventually named Belle Amie, went out in 11th place in Week 4. Girl groups can’t win X Factor was the conventional wisdom at that point. But then, in Sseries 8, the plucky girls of Little Mix took it all.
Will a group win the upcoming season of X Factor US? It could happen. Or Simon will die trying. Heh.