Filipino girl group 4th Impact joins Top 12 of X Factor UK Season 12

by Nikko Tuazon
Oct 25, 2015
4th Impact—composed of sisters Mylene, Irene, Almira, and Celina Cercado—performed a stripped down version of Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" at the judges' homes round of X Factor UK.


Filipino girl group 4th Impact, formerly known as 4th Power, advances to the live shows of The X Factor UK after securing a spot in the Final 12.

The four-member girl group (composed of the Cercado sisters) is the first act from their category to advance to the live shows.

The announcement was made during X Factor UK's live eliminations broadcast on Saturday night, October 24.

The performances of the remaining contestants were also shown during the live broadcast. The judges' homes round of The X Factor was filmed a week before the live broadcast last night.

Mentor/judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini brought the six-chair challenge finalists from the Groups category--4th Impact, Alien Uncovered, Reggie 'n Bollie (formerly Menn on Point), BEKLN Mile, Melody Stone, and New Kings Order--to Rome, Italy for the judges' homes round this season.

Cheryl tapped British singer Jess Glynne to serve as guest judge to help her decide which three acts would advance to the next round.

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Unlike their previous performances, 4th Impact—composed of sisters Mylene, Irene, Almira, and Celina Cercado—chose to take out their dance routines when they did a cover of Eminem's hit "Love The Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna.

Cheryl was left in awe with the group's performance. She said, "I was choked, I got goosebumps, I feel weird."

Jess also looked amazed by 4th Impact's final audition performance and told Cheryl, "That's their last chance and they really made sure of it."

However, Cheryl expressed her worries about the girls, "Of course, instinctively they're gonna be impressed by their vocals but week 3, week 4 in the competition, I'm not sure."

After their performance, the eldest of the sisters, Irene, explained why they got emotional. She said, "We felt in our hearts that we gave everything and I'm crying because I'm proud of my sisters."



Aside from 4th Impact, Cheryl chose six-member girl group Alien Uncovered and Ghanian duo Reggie 'n Bollie (formerly Menn on Point) for the Groups category.

Meanwhile, Cheryl's fellow judge/mentor named Bupsi, Anton Stephans, and Max Stone as his final choices for the Over 25s category.

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Finalists from the Girls category under Rita Ora and the Boys category under Nick Grimshaw will be announced tonight.

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4th Impact—composed of sisters Mylene, Irene, Almira, and Celina Cercado—performed a stripped down version of Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" at the judges' homes round of X Factor UK.
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