Jauregui, Cabello & Hernandez’s Fifth Harmony Comes in Third on “X Factor”

The luck has run out for Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez and the rest of Fifth Harmony on The X Factor

During Thursday night’s season two finale, Simon Cowell’s all-girl group was the first of the three finalists eliminated.

Fifth Harmony

Despite three strong performances during Wednesday’s performance show, Fifth Harmony – the underdogs on Fox’s singing competition – just couldn’t muster enough votes from America to claim the big prize: a $5 million recording contract.

Instead country crooner Tate Stevens won the competition, with tween singing sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar coming in second place.

But the ladies didn’t leave without some stellar performances…

At the beginning of the show, Fifth Harmony, Sonenclar and Stevensmade their grand entrance, singing the Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love” on the red carpet as they made their way past the season’s former contestants that they beat on the way to the finals.

Later the ladies returned to give a festive performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” which saw the group sing and dance around gifts, candy canes and other Christmas-related decorations.

No word yet on whether Fifth Harmony will get signed after the show, but Cowell did make a prediction after their elimination.

“I have a feeling that we’re going to be hearing and seeing a lot more of these girls in the future,” said Cowell.

Garcia & “The X Factor” Contestants Pay Tribute to the Newtown Shooting Victims

This season’s The X Factor contestants, including Jennel Garcia and the members of Fifth Harmony, have performed a touching tribute to the victims of the Newtown shooting…

During Wednesday night’s performance show on the Fox singing competition, the 18-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer, sent home in a shocking exit last month, joined fellow Latina singers Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke Hernandez and Lauren Jauregui – members of the all-girl group Fifth Harmony – and the rest of the show’s contestants this season to perform Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone.”

X Factor Newtown Shooting Tribute

After a short introduction by Simon Cowell, the X Factor contestants — Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray, Diamond White, CeCe Frey, Paige Thomas, Garcia, Vino Alan, Emblem3, Tate Stevens, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rose Sonenclar — each contributed a verse of the song.

The performance — aided by a children’s choir — concluded with the names of the departed students and educators on the screen behind them.

Earlier this week, NBC‘s The Voice honored the victims with their own heartfelt offering of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah,” while Bruno Mars performed a beautiful tribute to the victims on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Hernandez & Cabello’s Group to Perform with Lovato on ‘X Factor’ Finale

This season, Ally Brooke Hernandez and Camila Cabello’s all-girl group Fifth Harmony has performed two Demi Lovato songs on this season of The X Factor. But now the ladies will be sharing the stage with theshow’s impartial judge during the show’s finals…

Following suit with last year’s tradition each of the final three acts will be joined by a celebrity musician for a star-powered duet. During a press conference to promote the finale on Monday, judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Lovato and L.A. Reid joined their mentees Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens, respectively, and answered questions from reporters, where Cowell revealed his plan to have the ladies sing with Lovato.

Fifth Harmony

“Kinda irritating to say, the person we’ve decided to duet with is Demi Lovato,” said Cowell of his all-girl group.

Following a season of sparring between judges Cowell and Lovato, it will be nice to see the 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer support one of Cowell’s acts — especially after two of their most memorable performances came during covers of her tracks (“Skyscraper” and “Give Your Heart a Break“).

Meanwhile, Stevens  will perform with Grammy nominee Little Big Town.

“It’s gonna be awesome,” Stevens said of performing with the country quartet.

Spears’ 13-year-old mentee Sonenclar also landed a country act for her collaboration: LeAnn Rimes. It’s somewhat of a surprise choice since the tween sensation hasn’t once performed a country song all season.

“I think she’s amazing,” Sonenclar said of Rimes.

Last season, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette and R. Kelly appeared on the closer, which saw Chris Rene, Josh Krajnik and Melanie Amaro battling for the $5 million recording contract.

Cabello & Hernandez’s Fifth Harmony Reaches “The X Factor” Finals

It looks like Camila Cabello and Ally Brooke Hernandez’s cooing of “anything could happen” has proven to be true on The X Factor

During the Fox reality singing competition’s results show, it was announced that Cabello and Hernandez’s all-girl group Fifth Harmony has advanced to next week’s finals, along with Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar.

Fifth Harmony

The all-girl group – created and mentored by Simon Cowellhad to perform for the save in their quest to advance to the semi-finals last week, landing in last place when all was said and done.

But the ladies didn’t let their underdog status affect them this week, giving two strong performances on Wednesday night… Cabello, Hernandez and the ladies fittingly sang Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” in the first round, and then tackled Shontelle’s “Impossible” in the second.

“It’s going to be difficult for my girls because the other three are so strong,” Cowell responded when ask by host Mario Lopez on who had the best shot to advance to the finals. “I do believe in miracles.”

And that’s exactly what happened: Fifth Harmony, the group that overcame harsh critiques from departing X Factor judge L.A. Reid, discovered they had knocked out the popular boy band Emblem3 for a spot in the finals.

“I’m very shocked,” said Reid as he learned the news. “Anything can happen.”

So the ladies of Fifth Harmony live to sing another week… And, they’ll have to work extra hard to beat the season-long favorites Stevens and Sonenclar, who’ve battled it out for the No. 1 spot week after week.

But as the lyrics to the song they performed this week go, “anything could happen!”

Cabello & Hernandez’s FifthHarmony Advances to “The X Factor” Semifinals

Camila Cabello and Ally Brooke Hernandez have been Carey’ed into the semifinals on The X Factor…

Following Wednesday night’s inspired performance of Demi Lovato’s “Give Your Heart a Break” and less-impressive rendition of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” the Latina singers – both members of the Simon Cowell-created all-girl group FifthHarmony – found themselves singing for their lives on Fox’s reality singing competition.


Following the instant elimination of CeCe Frey, it was revealed that FifthHarmony and Diamond White would have to perform for the judges’ save.

Cabello, Hernandez and the ladies performed Mariah Carey’s “Anytime You Need a Friend,” making it a point to give each member of the group an individual moment to shine. Then White sang LeeAnn Womack’s “I Hope You Dance.”

Cowell and Britney Spears (White’s mentor) each voted to keep their act in the competition, but L.A. Reid and Lovato both picked FifthHarmony to move forward to the semifinals.

Here’s a look at the final rankings for this week:

4. FifthHarmony
3. Emblem5
2. Carly Rose Sonenclar
1. Tate Stevens