4th Impact dedicate X Factor performance to ailing father
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 October 2015
'X Factor' girl group 4th Impact have revealed their father is suffering from a brain tumour
4th Impact want to win 'The X Factor' so they can pay for their father to have a brain tumour removed.
The girl group - made up of sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene and Celena Cercado - have revealed one of the reasons they're so desperate to win the talent show is because they need to raise £10,000 for their father Donindor's operation.
Almira said: "He has a brain mass. When it gets bigger he is going to be blind.
"He needs an operation but we don't have the money to pay for it. That's one of the reasons we want to do 'The X Factor'. He was diagnosed last year and he has been in hospital."
The four-piece, from the Philippines, are inspired by their father and would love for him to be able to come to the UK to watch them on the show.
Irene told The Sun newspaper: "His illness has affected us so much. He has been unable to travel.
"Every time we sing it's for him. Sometimes when we sing he can't see or hear us as he's unwell. It's very hard for us to be strong and it's our motivation. He inspires us and we would love him to come over to the UK and see us in 'The X Factor'.
"He used to work as a machinist but he can't do that any more. He pushes a cart and collects rubbish."
The girls' confession comes after they revealed they were "praying" for their family and friends who have been affected by Typhoon Koppu in their hometown of Isabela.
Almira said previously: "Their houses are destroyed and I think they are safe, we are thankful for that, but knowing we were born there and there's a big calamity that they are facing right now, it's very terrible."
Irene added: "We are praying for them."