When we heard that Fifth Harmony was headed back to Los Angeles to start working on their debut album, we couldn't have been any more excited! They captured our hearts from their first appearances on season 2 of 'The X Factor,' and it's hard to believe they've already come so far (they're already nearing half a million followers on Twitter and they haven't even released a single yet!).
To celebrate the girls' (including Demi!!) Valentine's Day reunion, we thought it was the perfect time to share with you exactly why we love Fifth Harmony so much.
For starters, they're just like us! During her 'X Factor' audition, Camila Cabello, one-fifth of the group, told the judges, "I would love to say something interesting, but all I do is sing karaoke and watch One Direction videos." This girl had the courage to admit she's a complete fangirl in front of 1D's creator, Simon Cowell. We love her for it because, let's be real, we're all doing the same thing.
In addition to One Direction, the girls love Demi Lovato about as much as Demi loves them. Since their performance of "Give Your Heart a Break" together, there has been an ongoing joke about them becoming 'Sixth Harmony.' The chances of Demi joining the group for real are slim but if rumors are true, we may be able to look forward to a collaboration on their first album.
The girls -- Ally Hernandez, 19, Normani Hamilton, 16, Lauren Jauregui, 16, Camila Cabello, 15, and Dinah Hansen, 15 -- are the definition of the girls next door. From Ally's "y'alls" to Dinah's "dawgs," we're thrilled to have them representing girls as one of the few U.S. girl groups.
Their journey is similar to One Direction's. They each auditioned last summer as soloists and were placed into a group after Simon saw something unique in each of them. They didn't win the competition (they placed third like 1D), but they certainly didn't walk away empty-handed. L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell surprised the girls at the 'X Factor' finale after party with a record deals from Syco Music and Epic Records.
We see big things in the works for these girls and can't wait to hear what comes out of their trips to the recording studio! In the mean time, join us in watching their performance of Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" on repeat.
Check out their official site here and tell us what your favorite thing about 5H is below!
Can't wait to hear from you! Sora Hwang J-14 Intern
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