Signed Group Through in X Factor?!
Simon Cowell has changed the rules for this year’s X Factor, allowing signed acts and those with management to audition. As a result, girl group From Above have made it through to Boot Camp, despite being managed by Matthew Knowles. Yes, that’s Beyoncé’s dad Matthew Knowles. As in, Destiny’s Child’s manager, Matthew Knowles. I can’t help but wonder why the group felt they needed the programme to make it in the industry?! They have the guy who managed the world’s most successful girlband ever behind them! Plus, they were put together on an MTV series called Breaking From Above, so they’ve already been on TV. No fair! The other unsigned and unknown acts attending Boot Camp must be more than a little peeved, understandably.
Listen to the girl’s debut single Not the Same Girl below. Any TV addicts out there who remember P-Diddy’s MTV series Making the Band? He put together a girl group called Danity Kane who sound an AWFUL lot like From Above. Compare and contrast below: