Friday, April 11, 2014

Fierce Friday: X Factor's Kingsland Road for GT Magazine

Kingsland Road (formerly Kingsland) are a five-piece boy band from East London, made up of Josh Zaré (20) from Maidstone, Joe "Connor" Conaboy (19) from Rugby, Jon James "JJ" Thompson (22) from Coventry (known by his surname), Matt Cahill (25) and Jay Scott (19). Zaré and Conaboy knew each other from college, and invited Scott, Thompson and Cahill to form a band after seeing them on YouTube. They named themselves "Kingsland" as they all hailed from the street Kingsland Road.

In their room audition they sang "Don't You Worry Child", then "Treasure" at the arena. They performed "For Once in My Life" at bootcamp and at judges' houses they sang "Dance with Me Tonight" (in front of original artist Olly Murs) and "A Thousand Years".

On 1 October 2013, a week before the live shows, it was announced that Kingsland had been forced to change their name as there was a band in Canada also called Kingsland, so they became Kingsland Road. Kingsland Road lost the flash vote in week 2 and were in the bottom two, but were saved by the judges. They were in the bottom two again in week 4, where they were up against Tamera Foster. This time they were voted out when Scherzinger, Osbourne and Walsh all voted to save Foster.

But I guess it didn't stop their popularity 'coz here they are flashing their bums for GT Magazine.

* More photos after break...

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