19/10/2015 12:01 BST | Updated 19/10/2015 12:59 BST

'X Factor' Girl Band 4th Impact 'Pray For Family' Affected By Typhoon Koppu In Philippines

‘X Factor’ girl group 4th Impact have revealed their family members have been affected by the Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines.


The Filipino four-piece sister act told ‘Good Morning Britain’ they were “praying for” those affected by the disaster, which includes members of their own family.

Almira Cercado, who makes up one quarter of the band, said: “Their houses are destroyed and I think they are safe, we are thankful for that, but knowing we were born there and there’s a big calamity that they are facing right now... it’s very terrible.

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“Now we are experiencing this glamour [on ‘The X Factor’] but then our relatives there are experiencing that, it’s very heartbreaking.”

She went on to say that they were finding out about the extent of the damage “from Facebook”, adding: “Our home town Isabela, it’s in North Philippines, so we are knowing from the posts from our relatives that their roofs have literally gone off and there are floods everywhere… now I think there is no electricity in our home town.”

4th Impact - who were forced to change their name from 4th Power due to a legal issue - sailed through to Judges’ Houses in Sunday night’s ‘X Factor’, after holding onto their seat at the Six Chair Challenge.

The viewers’ favourites look set to earn a spot on this year’s live shows, but will have to impress Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Jess Glynne before they can.

Tune into ‘X Factor’ this weekend to find out if they make the cut.

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