The group consists of Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, Normani Hamilton and Lauren Jauregui.
The five ladies each tried out for the show as solo artists but didn't make it past bootcamp. Knowing how talented all five girls were, the judges decided to give them another chance, this time as a group. They impressed their mentor, Simon Cowell, and his guest advisor, Latin music superstar Marc Anthony, with their rendition of the Shontelle hit "Impossible" resulting in them making it to the live shows.
Despite them being a group put together by the show, the girls' willingness to work hard as a group and their personal friendship has endeared them to people, earning them a very devoted fan base.
The girls finished in 3rd place behind winner Tate Stevens and runner-up Carly Rose Sonenclar on December 20, 2012.
Post X Factor USAEditIn an interview after the show, Simon Cowell hinted that he does intend to sign Fifth Harmony to his label, Syco Music, but there had been no official word until January 17, 2013 when it was announced that Fifth Harmony had been signed to Epic Records. The girls started work on their debut album in late February 2013. Their first single, "Miss Movin' On", premiered on Saturday Night Online on June 18, 2013. It was released on iTunes on July 16, 2013. Their second single, "Me and My Girls", premiered on Radio Disney on July 16, 2013 with the music video to premiere in the Disney Channel on August 24, 2013. Their debut EP, Better Together, was released on October 22, 2013, debuting at number 6 on the Billboard 200.
- Better Together (2013)
- "Miss Movin' On" (2013)
- "Me and My Girls" (2013)