According to The Sun, girl group Four of Diamonds were manufactured by X Factor UK from singers who failed to make it past the initial rounds. The quartet were eliminated at Judges Houses, but then brought back to the competition by mentor , Louis Walsh to replace axed act Brooks Way. The singing brothers were disqualified after a domestic violence scandal.
NEW X Factor group Four of Diamonds were put together in a special “workshop” created by the show after each singer failed to progress further than their first auditions as solo artists, The Sun online can reveal.
The four piece band, who will make their debut on the ITV programme on Saturday night, had just two weeks to establish their sound before facing the judges as a foursome.
A rep for The X Factor confirmed that the group was manufactured.
They told The Sun Online: “Four of Diamonds did all apply for the show as soloists but didn’t make it past the first stage.
“They were then invited to take part in a workshop to form a group, the group then had to apply again to enter the show.”
During their first audition, which aired in September, the group made no reference to their previous involvement in the show as solo singers, saying: “We’re modern but we put a kind of 60s urban twist on [our sound].”
If Four of Diamonds hadn’t been brought back, would X Factor fans have ever learned the truth? Not that it matters really. But I still prefer the transparency of The Voice. It would be interesting to have followed the girls journey to being put together as a group.
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