X Factor 2012: Wannabes furious as it’s revealed girl band From Above have had an album and a TV series already
However, a new scandal has rocked the hopefuls this week as it’s been revealed that a girl band called From Above – who are flying through the X Factor rounds – have not only previously released an album, but they are managed by superstar Beyoncé’s dad!
The Sun’s TV Biz reports, “From Above were allowed to enter the talent show after Simon Cowell tore up rules that banned acts which already had contracts.”
But it seems other X Factor acts are furious that From Above – who’ve also been the subject of a reality TV show about their group – have been allowed to stay on in the contest…
One unnamed singer said, “It’s disgusting. The X Factor is supposed to be about discovering raw, new talent.”
As mentioned above, the girls of From Above – singers Seyi Joshua, Chelsey Reynolds, Daisy Evans, Ashley Shaw and Monique Robert – starred in MTV series, Breaking From Above, which charted the progress of the band, who were put together by Mathew Knowles in 2008.
At the time, Matthew reportedly said of the group, “They remind me of Destiny’s Child.”
In December of 2011, the Sun reported, “The five British girls were discovered by Beyoncé’s dad and former manager Mathew Knowles in 2008, and signed to his label Music World Entertainment.”
What do you think? Is it right or fair that already established artists get to compete on the X Factor? Or should it be all about discovering brand new talent?
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