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Fifth Harmony
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Contestant Profile
Hometown Various places

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Category Groups
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement 3/16
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Fifth Harmony were a five-member American female pop vocal group consisting of members Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Hamilton, Camilla Cabello and Lauren Jauregui. Initially rejected at bootcamp as soloists in Season 2 of The X Factor USA, they were put together as a group and were mentored by Simon Cowell.

Due to the eliminations of Sister C, LYRIC 145 and Emblem 3, Fifth Harmony were the only act left in their category. They finished in 3rd place behind runner-up Carly Rose Sonnenclar and winner Tate Stevens.

Performances

Episode Theme Song Result
Judges' houses Free choice "Impossible" Advanced
Week 1 Made in America "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Bottom two
Save Me songs "Skyscraper" Saved
Week 2 Songs from movies "A Thousand Years" Safe
Week 3 Divas "Hero" Safe
Week 4 Giving thanks "I'll Stand by You" Safe
Week 5 Number 1s "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Safe
Week 6 Unplugged songs "Set Fire to the Rain" Bottom three
Pepsi Challenge songs "Give Your Heart a Break"
Save Me songs "Anytime You Need a Friend" Saved
Week 7: Semi final Contestant's choice "Anything Could Happen" Safe
Free choice "Impossible"
Week 8: Final Favorite performance "Anything Could Happen" Eliminated (3rd)
Celebrity duets "Give Your Heart a Break" (with Demi Lovato)
Winner's song "Let It Be"
Christmas songs "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"

Post The X Factor USA

In spite of only finishing in 3rd place the girls went on to become the most successful and influential act in the US syndication's history.

Prior to releasing their debut album "Reflection" in 2015, they released an EP called "Better Together", which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart - a rare feat for an EP. As a five-piece they released two studio albums (the second named in honour of their formation date on the show). Their single "Worth It" featuring Kid Ink, peaked at #3 on the UK charts, becoming their first hit across the pond. Follow up single "Work From Home", a collaboration with rapper Ty Dollar Sign, peaked at #2 on the UK charts and remains their biggest single outside of the US.

In 2014, they appeared on the eleventh series of The X Factor UK where they were praised enthusiastically for their performance by singers and judges Mel B and Cheryl, but the pair got derided for not being as enthusiastic to Idina Menzel later that night (both cited that they had their remaining acts in the final sing off of the series, announced between the performances of 5H and Idina).

Band member Camilla Cabello announced her departure in December 2016, leaving the other girls to carry on as a quartet. They released their third studio album in 2017 and like its predecessors it was another US Top 5 hit. Following a collaboration with rapper Pitbull, they announced a hiatus to work on solo projects.

Discography

US Season 2 Finalists
Arin RayBeatrice MillerCarly Rose SonnenclarCeCe FreyDavid CorreyDiamond WhiteEmblem 3Fifth HarmonyJason BrockJennel GarciaLYRIC 145Paige ThomasSister CTate StevensVino AlanWillie Jones