Little Mix are a British four-piece girl group formed in 2011.
They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor (UK), where they became the first group
entry to win in the programme's eight-year history.
They all successfully auditioned as soloists but failed to make it past bootcamp's first challenge
However, the judges decided to give them another chance to be part of the Groups category.
They were then put into separate ensembles by the judges during the group's bootcamp stage,
with Edwards and Nelson in four-member group Faux Pas and Thirlwall and
Pinnock in three-member group Orion.
However, both groups failed to make it through to the judges' houses.
A later decision saw two members from each group being called back to
form the four-piece group Rhythmix, this sending them through to the judges' houses.
They eventually reached the live shows and were mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos. On 26 October 2011,
Rhythmix announced that they would change their name following a dispute with a Brighton-based children's
music charity of the same name, after the programme tried to trademark "Rhythmix"
On 28 October 2011, it was announced that the group's new name would be "Little Mix"
Pop, R&B, hip hop
The X Factor 2011 finalists