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'X Factor': 4th Power Previously Appeared On South Korean Reality Show, 'SuperstarK6' (VIDEO)

30/08/2015 09:19 BST | Updated 30/08/2015 09:59 BST

The ‘X Factor’ act everyone is talking about is 4th Power, the girl-group who flew over from the Philippines specially to perform for Simon Cowell - but it turns out there’s more to the sister act’s story than anyone of us realised.

Quelle surprise, eh?

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In fact, ‘The X Factor’ isn’t the girls’ first brush with reality TV, having previously appeared in the South Korean show, ‘SuperstarK6’, under the name MICA.

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Together, they made it through to the final 10 of ‘SuperstarK6’, with their harmony-laden audition performance of ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s ‘Frozen’, making a similar splash to their ‘X Factor’ performance, with over a million views on YouTube.

A source tells the Sunday People: “Producers were well aware who the girls were before they arrived in front of the judges – so it was no surprise that they were ­fantastic on the show.

“Executives looked at everything they had done before and discussed them at length before making the decision to invite them back and make them a big part of the launch show. Obviously they were exactly what had been expected.

“But the judges had not been told what was coming, to ensure their ­reaction was as strong and completely natural as it could be.”

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The judges give 4th Power a standing ovation

4th Power became the most talked-about act in Saturday’s ‘X Factor’ auditions show, after performing their version of Jessie J’s track, ‘Bang Bang’, wowing the judges with their energy and enthusiasm, and getting a ‘yes’ from all four members of the panel.

‘The X Factor’ continues on Sunday night, at 8pm on ITV.

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