Uh oh. It looks like LYLAS, the girl group Simon Cowell manufactured to compete on The X Factor are going to have to change their name. Turns out Bruno Mars back up singers are called The Lylas. X Factor UK winners, Little Mix, were previously called Rhythmix, but changed after it was discovered there was a UK charity with the same name. And an American band named One Direction filed a lawsuit against the Brit One Direction, claiming they had the name first. A settlement was reached and the former changed their name to Uncharted Shores
An all-girl singing group featured on “X Factor” is scrambling to change their name … all because they were threatened by Bruno Mars’ sisters … TMZ has learned.
Bruno’s 4 female siblings make up the girl band, The Lylas … an R&B singing group that also happens to have a major modeling deal in the Philippines. Translation — they’re super hot.
Problem is … there’s another group of singing chicks calling themselves The Lylas … and they’re currently kicking ass on “X Factor.” In fact, Simon recently chose them to compete on his team.
When Bruno’s sisters found out about the other band of Lylas … they were pissed … and trashed the “X Factor” Lylas all over the web, claiming the new Lylas hijacked their name.
Sources connected to “X Factor” tell us … the contestants were shocked by the accusations … and insist they weren’t trying to hijack the name. They simply didn’t realize someone else had already laid claim to it.
Now, we’re told … the “X Factor” girls are getting ready to wave the white flag — with one source telling us they’re already brainstorming ideas for a new name.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/25/bruno-mars-my-sisters-picking-a-fight-with-x-factor-singers/#ixzz2AJn7T0Ku