Four of Diamonds have appeared on the show before...
The group made no mention of any past involvement during their initial audition for the show, merely saying: ‘We’re modern but we put a kind of 60s urban twist on [our sound].’
But the four piece group – consisting of Yasmin, Caroline, Lauren, and Sophia – all auditioned separately, but didn’t make it past their first solo audition.
They were then put together in a workshop for the failed singers to form the group instead, and given two weeks to refine their sound.
A rep for The X Factor told the Sun Online: ‘Four of Diamonds did all apply for the show as soloists but didn’t make it past the first stage.
‘They were then invited to take part in a workshop to form a group, the group then had to apply again to enter the show.’
Yasmin also accidentally revealed on her Facebook profile that she’d auditioned for the show before – and was actually scouted by Sony to enter the show.
She wrote: ‘In 2015 I got to the second round of the XFactor which was an amazing experience and This year I was scouted by SONY which is very exciting!’
There was already a fan backlash when Louis Walsh, who is in charge of the groups, put through Brattavio instead of the girls.
And many of the auditions set pieces, including Honey G and Brattavio, have made many fans question whether the scenarios were set up.