‘The X Factor’ UK: Shakeup of the groups leads to Union J, Times Red return

It would not be “The X Factor” without some sort of chaos pertaining to the groups category before the start of the live shows, and we have seen it yet again this year. However, there are at least some changes between what has happened this time and in years past. Typically, what we end up seeing from this show is groups being formed from solo artists, but this is the first time in several years that we haven’t seen hat happened.

However, we do still have plenty of drama. First things first, it was reported via Louis Walsh after the show Sunday that Rough Copy, one of the stronger groups of the season, was out due to their failure to secure proper visas to compete in Las Vegas. With that, he ended up making the decision to bring in two groups that were previously sent home:

“When Rough Copy left, I found it difficult to choose between two groups to fill their place. In the end I invited boyband Triple J to come to Judges Houses, but still felt that as I’d lost such a strong group in Rough Copy that I wanted to make sure the category was the best it could possibly be … I asked Gary, Nicole and Tulisa if they minded if I took a seventh act. They were happy as they felt they’d got the right six acts for their Judges Houses trips so I asked Times Red to come along and they said yes.”

The final change was that contestant George Shelley, who was eliminated during the bootcamp stage of the competition, was brought in to be the fourth member of Triple J. Since keeping this name would look really ridiculous? They are now known as “Union J.”

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