The all-Filipina girl group 4th Impact rocked Christina Aguilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man”
on X Factor UK
and wowed the British audience and judges. It became more interesting when their mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini revealed that the girls only got the routine a day before and that the group is also battling homesickness.
“Honestly, that wasn’t rehearsed. We had really tough week. They only got it yesterday. And I think because they are so professional and they are so tight always, sometimes it’s really easy to overlook the fact that they’ve come from halfway across the world, they are all the way from the Philippines, they are missing home...I have so much respect for you girls, every week for getting up there - you're not in your country, not speaking your language, not having home comforts and standing there like four professionals do,” Cheryl said after the performance.
On the other hand, Simon Cowell wanted to see more of their individual personalities on stage but described the performance as “Brilliant, professional, sassy.”
“Here's my only thing which I would be doing now if I was only your mentor. You have to bring out your individual personalities much more now. At the moment, it's so tight, the 4 of you; I kind of want to get to know you as individuals. And I don't think quite you've been given the song yet to get that over. But I really like you, apart from that, thought it was great,” the record producer said.
Nick Grimshaw described the performance as “proper entertainment from beginning to end.”
“I think sometimes you're so sweet it's like candyfloss - a bit sweet and fluffy and airy. Tonight it felt a bit meaty, a bit nasty and I liked it," he added.
Rita Ora, who joked that she looks like the 5th member of 4th Impact because of her outfit that night, also liked their performance.
“I thought it was tight, it was professional, it was rehearsed...I liked it."
Before their performance, a video clip was shown where the sisters shared with their mentor Cheryl that they miss their father, who is in the Philippines.
“We're doing this for our family to give them a better life. And I believe that this is the perfect time for us, 4th Impact,” they said.
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