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Most X Factor contestants spend the days before their first audition in front of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and Mel B locked away rehearsing – but band Only The Young spent theirs hanging out with Cheryl herself before performing in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium.

So, just who exactly are Only The Young? How is this possible? And how can you hang out with Cheryl too? Fear not – we have the answers!

Made up of boys Mikey Bromley, 19, and Charlie George,17, and girls Parisa Tarjomani, 20, and Betsy-Blue English, 18 – Only The Young are essentially the new Abba with their infectious pop sound. Minus the crazy outfits and dodgy marriages, of course.

Here are the five things you NEED to know about The X Factor‘s Only The Young!

1. The foursome are all best buds, they live together in London with Parisa’s mother Sophia and have enough showbiz pals to put a lot of stars to shame!

2. After winning a competition with Vodaphone, the band landed a slot performing alongside the likes of Cheryl, Miley Cyrus, Little Mix and Ellie Goulding at this year’s Capital FM Summertime Ball – and spent the day hanging out backstage with all the stars!

3. The band has also secured major live touring deals through Live Nation and Marshall Arts during their one year together and played alongside the likes of Jessie J, The Wanted, McFly and The Vamps.

4. They LOVE to party! And their Instagram’s packed full of snaps of them out in London hanging with everyone from 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford to Liam Payne’s ex Danielle Peazer. Where was our invite guys?!

5. Their biggest supporter is Parisa‘s mother Sophia, who doesn’t just let the gang live with her, but even runs her own fan account for them. When she was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2013, the band organised a huge fundraiser in London where they raised almost £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer support. 

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