STAGE TUBE: Fifth Harmony Performs 'Better Together' on the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Check out Fifth Harmony, the American girl group which formed on the second season of The X Factor rocking out to 'Better Together' on today's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The group consists of members Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui.
"I can feel a wave beginning behind this group," said The X Factor creator and judge Simon Cowell before Fifth Harmony performed their version of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" on the show last year. The music mogul knows talent and chemistry when he sees it. (This is, after all, the man who assembled One Direction.) Cowell decided that individual contestants Dinah Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, and Camila Cabello were too special to let go, so at the end of the show's Boot Camp week, the five young women became Fifth Harmony. With their show-stopping vocals, undeniable charisma, and genuine sisterly bond, the "fearsome fivesome" (as they became known) endeared themselves to viewers across the country. Fifth Harmony delivered electrifying versions of Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain," Ellie Goulding's "Anything Can Happen," and Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart A Break," and revealed their personal journeys to audiences week after week.
"I knew from the girls' first performance at judges' homes in Miami that we'd done the right thing," Cowell says. "The chemistry between the Fifth Harmony girls both on and off stage is fantastic. They are really great girls who have become best friends. They're fun to be around and most importantly, they are all incredibly talented."
Since The X Factor wrapped last December, the group's fanbase has grown rapidly. The covers they post on their official YouTube channel (Rihanna's "Stay," Ed Sheeran's "Lego House") routinely rack up nearly a million views. Not only does Fifth Harmony trend worldwide nearly every week on Twitter, where the girls engage non-stop with their followers, but the group also draws thousands of female fans of all ages, who call themselves "Harmonizers." "We don't really think of them as fans," Normani says. "They're more like friends who support us." The strong bond Fifth Harmony has forged with their audience will serve the group well as they begin to show the world what they can do post X Factor, starting with their debut single "Miss Movin' On," an epic, empowering pop anthem about letting go and being independent.
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