‘The X Factor’ notes: Updates on Alex & Sierra, Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony -Today’s “X Factor” notes is actually all about alumni from the American show, and that begins with the latest teaser from Fifth Harmony on their new single “Bo$$.” They clearly like the $ sign motif used by Ke$ha before she decided to change her name, and the sound here is certainly different than their “Better Together.”

Overall, it feels like the group is shifting more towards a pop / R&B sound that we expected more from them than a bubblegum pop group that referenced Justin Bieber in one of their songs. It’s a more mature sound and look for the group, so we’ll have to see how they do when this track actually comes out on Tuesday. Could this be the radio smash that they have been looking for? It is summer, and that is the time when a track like this could be successful.

Alex & Sierra video news – Want to know when the duo’s “Scarecrow” video is going to be coming out? You’ve probably been waiting for this a long time, given the fact that it feels like this was originally filmed a long time ago.

Well, it was. Most of the video had to be re-shot, but there is an official premiere date now of July 11 on Vevo. That means that at this time next week, we’ll be able to come back on here and talk a little bit more about the video and how it compliments the track.

Since there is no more U.S. version of the show, we’ll have to just continue to write about the American acts for a while moving forward. There is still the British version of the show, though, which should be back at some point later in the summer. We’ll be covering that live, but if you want some more TV updates worth singing over now, sign up today for our CarterMatt Newsletter.

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