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4th Impact shares their ‘fairy godmother’ helped them go on their X-Factor UK journey

The Cercado sisters talks about being breadwinners, their “fairy godmother” and not giving up on their dreams.

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Cristina Malonzo-Balane

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04/10/2016 09:07 AM
4th Impact shares their ‘fairy godmother’ helped them go on their X-Factor UK journey
041016-4th_up.jpgOn Tonight with Boy Abunda, Filipino girl group 4th Impact shared how they made it to the X-Factor UK. “Yun po yung sumali kami sa Superstar K6 at natalo kami agad, sa Korea po yun, top eight po (kami.) Tapos may nag-comment sa video namin na Let It Go from UK na, ‘you guys are so good. Why don't you try UK X-Factor? Tapos nagsend lang kami ng video tapos nakareceive kami ng email. Pero luckily may nameet kami si Inang, yung aming fairy god mother…” member Almira Cercado said.

The Cercado sisters (comprised of Almira, Celina, Irene and Mylene) said a certain Inang is their “financer” and up to now, she pays for everything they need, and that included their trip to the UK to join X-Factor. The group finished 5th Place in the competition.

One of the more popular judges of the show, Simon Cowell commented on their “lack of individuality.” “Yung mentor po namin (Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) yung nag-address dun kasi siyempre po sa ten years na namin sumasaling magkakapatid, gusto namin yung lagi kaming intact, yung harmony namin… Hindi namin nafo-focus ang individuality namin kaya ngayon po mas nakilala namin na yung isa pala, ito si rapper…” Celina shared. 

The sisters, who are admittedly their family’s breadwinners revealed to Boy Abunda that there are times when they get tired from joining singing competitions. “Siyempre po. Tao lang din po kami. Minsan po nagrereklamo din po kami kay Mama na ‘pwede po bang bumili ng damit Mama o sapatos?’ Pero napaka blessed po pala namin kasi dadating yung time na hindi ka na bibili. Hindi ka na rin hihingi kay Mama ng allowance kundi libre na. May mga nagbibigay, may mga nagreregalo…” Almira remarked.  

Irene also divulged what pushed them to go on and never give up on their dreams. “Nung nakatanggap po kami ng email na nakapasa po kami sa first audition ng X-Factor UK, nabuhayan po kami ng loob na oh my God, parang ito na yata yung biggest break na ibibigay ni Lord so dapat hindi po kami mag-give up.”