X Factor: Rough Copy eliminated + replace with a twist

Published On 24 September, 2012 | By Ja'e | News, TV/film
Boy group Rough Copy are dropped from The X Factor, Union J is formed and Times Red return.

Two groups who were seen to get the chop in lasts night’s episode of the X Factor have been put back in the competition. Times Red and Union J previously known as Triple J have been put through to the judges’ houses stage, after Rough Copy were withdrawn from the show. This now means there are 25 acts through rather than an equal 24.

It was reported last month that R&B group Rough Copy we’re eliminated from the show after getting through boot camp because one-third of the group had visa issues.

Kazeem Ajobo, 23 is said to have had a visa application being considered by the UK Border Agency; which meant if the Nigerian born singer travelled to Las Vegas he may struggle to re-enter the UK. Kazeem has stated:

We are gutted that we have had to leave the competition as we were having such a great time. Hopefully, if everything is ok with my visa, we can apply again next year.

Meanwhile, eliminated soloist George Shelley, 18 has joined trio JJ Hamblett, Josh Cuthbert and Jaymi Hensley who make up Triple J to become Union J. We are still confused why the ‘J’ still exists as George clearly begins with a ‘G’ but all will be clear soon!

Essex boys Staz Nair, Scott Ritchie and Luke White who make up Times Red are the second boy group to be brought back to the show due to Rough Copy’s departure. Lucky guys!

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