Ally Brooke (Hernandez) and Camila Cabello have plenty of reason to celebrate…
The Latina singers – members of FifthHarmony – gave a stronger performance on Wednesday’s The X Factor that not only helped them avoid having to sing for their lives… But the all-girl group’s performance of Kelly Clarkson’s “(What Doesn’t Kill You) Stronger, ” also gave them their best ranking in the competition as they advanced to the Top 6.
Taking the stage just hours after a death in the family on Wednesday night, the group rallied around Hernandez, who dedicated the group’s performance to her late grandfather.
L.A. Reid took time out to recognize Ally’s loss before reviewing their performance.
“First of all, I have to offer my sincere condolences to you (Ally). I’m really sorry for your loss,” Reid said before critiquing their performance of “Stronger.”
“I wanted ground breaking,” Reid said, claiming he didn’t hear enough harmony or an “original arrangement.”
Disagreeing with L.A. Reid, Britney Spears “thought the song really worked” for the group.
Demi Lovato agreed.
“I think that this was probably one of the best performances you guys have given,” said Lovato.
Excited for his group, Simon Cowell labeled the performance “fantastic.”
“This is an amazing, amazing song. What a fantastic performance you just gave. This is really, really important. I can see you on the charts. I can tell you Ally, your grandfather would be proud of you tonight.”
Following the elimination of Paige Thomas and Vino Alan, it was revealed during Thursday’s results show that Hernandez and Cabello’s group – coached by Simon Cowell – came in fourth place after the public’s vote.
Here are the remaining top six acts on this season of The X Factor:
6. Diamond White
5. CeCe Frey
4. Fifth Harmony
2. Tate Stevens
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar