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.
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.