X Factor girlband managed by Beyonce's dad
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 July 2012
A group managed by Beyonce Knowles's father Matthew have enraged competitors on 'X Factor' by making it through to Boot Camp
A girlband managed by Beyonce Knowles' father is through to Boot Camp on 'X Factor'.
From Above - who were discovered by Matthew Knowles in 2008 and have previously featured in their own MTV series - survived a cull of 60 acts, enraging fellow groups who do not think it is fare they have made it through.
A disgruntled competitor told The Sun newspaper: "It's disgusting. The 'X Factor' is supposed to be about discovering raw, new talent."
Matthew has previously compared the group to Destiny's Child - who he also managed.
He said: "From Above has all the ingredients: great singers, great looks, great personalities--and they're all friends.
"When I first met them in 2008, they reminded me of Destiny's Child. Right now, there are very few girl groups out there, so there is a big opportunity for From Above."
Show boss Simon Cowell recently got rid of the rules which stopped bands who have had previous hits from entering 'X Factor'.
He also recently demanded the age ranges on the show were changed, as he was worried people in their late 20s are being overlooked.
The Girls and Boys groups will now feature acts ages 18-28, rather than the previous 18-25, and the Overs will be aged over 28.