The group was formed after all members applied as solo candidates for the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010, but failed to qualify for the "Girls" category.
The judges, after a suggestion by Cowell, put them together in a band, qualifying for the Groups category. As a result of the public vote, they were put in bottom three and had to sing in the final showdown on 17 October, after Storm Lee polled the least amount of votes and was eliminated.
Cheryl travaille en tant que serveuse dans un restaurant lorsqu'elle décide de participer à l'émission de télé-réalité Popstars: The Rivals.
Elle est la première à être sélectionnée pour faire partie du groupe.
In the first week of live shows, they sang "Airplanes" by B.o. They sang "Big Girls Don't Cry" and were saved by judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole voted to save them and eliminate Diva Fever instead, without having their mentor Simon Cowell to vote.
In the third week, they sang "I'll Stand by You", in which they progressed to the fourth week, where they performed "Venus".
Quinn achieved more public recognition when he auditioned for the third series of The X Factor in 2006, eventually becoming a fan favourite and finishing in second place behind Leona Lewis.
Ray won the fourth series of Dancing on Ice in 2009 and the final 'All Stars' series in 2014.
But should 17-year old Nicholas Mac Donald, big-haired guitarist Luke Friend and bookies' favourite Sam Bailey take a glance back through the competition’s history, it might just dawn on them that winning really everything.Before One Direction came JLS, whose success was so wide-ranging they had an influence on safe sex (the group launched a ‘Just Love Safe’ condom range with Durex in 2010).The following year, Olly Murs lost out to Joe Mc Elderry in the final, but has since racked up far more hits, including number one single “Troublemaker” featuring US rapper Flo Rida.A recent online quiz asking viewers to guess the names of former winners and runners-up found that many briefly famous faces have long since been forgotten.Only 49 per cent could recognise series winner Steve Brookstein , while less than one in five people correctly identified 2005 runner-up Andy Abraham, according to