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Petts Wood X Factor contestant believes MITSOTU can win
AN X FACTOR contestant, from Petts Wood, believes that her “urban pop” band can go all the way in the talent competition.
Holly Cooper, 23, of Woodhurst Avenue, is a part of MITSOTU - which stands for Music Is The Soul Of The Universe - who will find out if they have made the live shows this Saturday (29).
If the trio including James Collins, 22, and Jimmy Essex, 23, both from Harrow, make the final stage of the competition, Miss Cooper says, it will come as no surprise to them.
The part-time hospital worker said: “We do think that we could go all the way because there has never been anyone like us before.
“We are not really like any other band but we love Rihanna and No Doubt.”
MISTOTU did their first audition back in June in front of a 6,000 strong audience.
However, despite the daunting crowd they put on a brilliant performance to score four “yes” votes securing their path to the next stage.
Miss Cooper says the toughest stage but, also, the most enjoyable was the boot camp in Liverpool.
She said: “More than 200 performers were sent home after only couple of hours without even singing.
“It was harsh but that is reality TV.
“Boot camp was the hardest thing we have ever done.”
The reason for MISTOTU’s progress through the competition, according to Miss Cooper, is the experience they have had of performing live.
All three members have all performed with world famous pop stars as backing dancers: Miss Cooper with The Wanted, Mr Collins has danced with The Saturdays and Mr Essex has performed alongside Janet Jackson.
However, despite their experience the group had their doubts about Louis Walsh, who is mentoring the group.
Miss Copper added: “At first because we are an urban pop group we thought 'oh, we got Louis' but he is really cool.”
The group, who each have the tattoo MITSOTU on their left arm, toured schools across the borough last year to play for youngsters.
But if they are put through on Saturday night’s X Factor show then the band can maybe dream of playing across the world once again as MITSOTU.