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Season 2 contestants on The X Factor USA!
Take five uber-talented teens from across the U.S., add the perfect chemistry, and an inspired idea and what do you get? New girl group Fifth Harmony (formerly LYLAS and 1432), who was assembled at the end of Boot Camp by THE X FACTOR powers-that-be. The fearsome fivesome features Dinah Jane Hansen (15, Santa Ana, CA), Lauren Jauregui (16, Miami, FL), Ally Brooke (19, San Antonio, TX), Normani Hamilton (16, Houston, TX) and Camila Cabello (15, Miami, FL).
Fifth Harmony is one of Simon Cowell's Groups, and though these girls' passion for singing might be the same, their backgrounds could not be more different. Dinah Jane began singing in her church at age four, while Camila didn't start until the seventh grade. Normani first performed as a dancer at age three and Lauren's public debut came in the fifth grade, where she sang the national anthem for her whole school. As for Ally, who was born premature at 1 pound 14 ounces, she simply says she came out singing!
The girls of Fifth Harmony each bring something unique to the table (or in this case the judges' table!), and their influences reflect that diversity. From crooners like Frank Sinatra and Josh Groban for Ally, to songstresses like Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston for Dinah Jane, Lauren, and Normani. Does Fifth Harmony think they have what it takes to win? As Lauren puts it, "I really feel like we've blended really well for the short amount of time that we were given, and I think we're going to surprise a few people!"