Report: Mathew Knowles Girl Group Auditions For X Factor UK

In a bid to rework its system, this year saw the X Factor UK open its doors to act who already have management companies behind them.

This, despite criticisms that it may lead to a conflict of interest between SYCO and the managers, reportedly led Mathew Knowles’ latest project ‘From Above’ to the show’s audition stages this week.

Details below…

According to numerous reports, Above were welcomed with praise by Louis Walsh who put the ladies through to the next stage of the competition. However, if these reports are to be believed,  judge Tulisa did the same but, ‘regretted doing so later’.

The report reads:

The raunchy singers are managed by Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles and under new rules put in place this year, were permitted to tryout for the ITV show despite already having a management deal.

The five piece group – consisting of Seyi, Ashley Shaw, Daisy Evans, Chelsey Reynolds and Monique Robert – sang Jessie J’s hit record ‘Price Tag’ for the audience and the judges but afterwards Gary Barlow criticised them for their poor tuning. He blamed the issues on one particular singer in the group.

Of course we can’t reveal if the ladies made bootcamp or not, but we can tell you that Louis Walsh of course loved the ladies, while Tulisa wasn’t so sure and though she gave them a yes at first, she later regretted her decision to do so.

On their Facebook page, ‘From Above’ say that their music is influenced by artists such as Destinys Child (obviously), Brandy and Keri Hilson.

While we’ve always held Knowles in high esteem, we’re not sure where he’s going with these ladies.

For, putting their poor styling aside, they lack the cohesion and general ‘appeal’ needed to garner the popularity afforded to the likes of…Destiny’s Child for example.

In short, we really can’t see it happening for these girls unless someone along the lines of Frank Gatson comes along and whips them into shape.

Here’s hoping they aren’t too embarrassed if they are booted from the show before the live finals.

Your thoughts?



  1. June 25, 2012 at 8:53 am
    diedinyourarms says:

    Omg, I know them. They’re so lovely, I hope the UK loves them…although only 2 singers have lead vocals. 1 sometimes takes some lead vocals and the other 2 take backing vocals but their dancing is AMAZING.

    • June 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm
      Marcos O'liva says:

      they seem like the UK version of danity kane

      • June 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm
        Marcos O'liva says:

        very cheep video

  2. June 25, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Shadiest b**** says:

    That monique girl is really pretty I like her

  3. June 25, 2012 at 9:01 am
    the real xoxo says:

    Stooshe >

  4. June 25, 2012 at 10:15 am
    SBogEE says:

    hmmmmm i dunno how to feel about this one

  5. June 25, 2012 at 10:19 am
    John92 says:

    omg they are bad. wonder what b, kelly and michelle think about this 😀

  6. June 25, 2012 at 10:20 am
    virtuoso intellect says:

    lol where’s matthew’s shoehorn aka kat deluna fan?

  7. June 25, 2012 at 10:22 am
    Ky says:

    The weird thing about this is the fact that they have a show coming onto Nickelodeon here in America so I wonder why they went all X-Factor…

  8. June 25, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Lala says:

    They are no En Vogue.I know that.

  9. June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    loooooool at flop-on-say stans mad at inna and alexandra stan and dev because all of their singles peaked higher than flop-on-say’s singles on the romanian singles chart.

    by the way how is “end on day of release” doing?

    its inna b**** inna. she already outsold all flop-on-say’s discography with “sun is up” alone. b**** inna has more talent than flop-on-say and has won more grammys and romanian music awards than flop-on-say.


  10. June 27, 2012 at 6:15 am
    Somali girl says:

    Who is the man in the middle?

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