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Name: Little Mix
Claim to fame: X Factor 2011 Winners
- First girl band to win the X Factor!
- Had to change their name from ‘Rhythmix’ to ‘Little Mix’
- One Direction are backing the girls to win!
- They all auditioned as solo artists and got made into a group
These four small girls with BIG voices are storming their way through this year’s X Factor.
Breaking the ‘girl band curse’ by making it into the final five, ‘Little Mix’ look set to have a bright future, with a massive fan base already in tow. The girls already have over 170,000 twitter followers!
Tulisa’s little experiment, originally called ‘Rhythmix’ had to change their name half-way through the competition due to a charity already bearing that name. Simon Cowell has recently paid out £20,000 to the charity to stop a legal feud.
The band members include Jesy Nelson, 20, Perrie Edwards, 18, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 18 and Jade Thirlwall, 18.
Jesy, formerly a bar maid from Essex, has been in the centre of a cyber-bullying ordeal since being on the show. People had been discussing her weight over Twitter. However, the X Factor star has bounced back and is showing the bullies she’s proud of who she is! Jesy’s guilty pleasure is Jeremy Kyle and her favourite food is Nandos.
Blonde Perrie, who was a waitress in her home town of High Wycombe, has said her party trick is doing an impression of a goat. We think she should stick to the singing! For her first audition, in which she performed solo, she sang Alanis Morisette’s ‘You Oughta Know’.
Selena Gomez, you better watch out! Leigh-Anne, of South Shields, has admitted Justin Bieber is her guilty pleasure. She also loves dancing at parties.
As much as Jade, also from South Shields, loves performing, it also seems she’s partial to a cosy night in! She loves Disney DVD’s and lasagne!
Celebrity fans include, Cher Lloyd, who stuck up for Jesy surrounding the bullying ordeal, One Direction who think the girls are ‘hot’ and Pixie Geldolf who reportedly said she was ‘too shy’ to approach the girls at a recent InStyle party.
Little Mix were the first band to ever win the X Factor after they defeated Marcus Collins in the 2011 X Factor final