5 After Midnight
5 After Midnight, also known as 5AM, are a British boy band formed in 2016 during the thirteenth series of The X Factor, finishing in 3rd place. Their debut single, "Up in Here" peaked at 51 on the UK Singles Chart.
5 After Midnight
|Origin||East London, United Kingdom|
2016: The X FactorEdit
The group took part in the thirteenth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They competed in the "Groups" category mentored by Louis Walsh. In the finals, the group duetted with Louisa Johnson, where they performed hit single Tears. Eventually, they finished as the second runners-up, being defeated by Matt Terry and Saara Aalto.
|The X Factor performances and results 2016|
|Auditions||N/A||"One Dance" – Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla||Through to Bootcamp|
|Bootcamp||"Without You" – David Guetta feat. Usher||Through to six-chair challenge|
|Six-chair challenge||"How Deep is Your Love" – Calvin Harris||Through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||"She's Got That Vibe" – R. Kelly feat. Public Announcement||Through to live shows|
|Live show 1||Express Yourself||"Can't Stop the Feeling!" – Justin Timberlake||Safe (2nd)|
|Live show 2||Motown||"Get Ready"/ "Reach Out I'll Be There" – The Temptations/ Four Tops||Safe (2nd)|
|Live show 3||Divas & Legends||"Valerie" – Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 4||Fright Night||"Thriller" – Michael Jackson||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 5||Girlband vs Boyband||"Say You'll Be There" – Spice Girls||Safe (2nd)|
|Live show 6||Disco||"Boogie Wonderland"/"September" – Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions/ Earth, Wind & Fire||Safe (1st)|
|Live show 7||Movies||"Try a Little Tenderness" – Otis Redding||Safe (3rd)|
|Quarter-Final||Louis Loves||"Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars||Bottom two (4th)|
|Contestant's Choice||"Sorry"/ "One Dance" – Justin Bieber/ Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla|
|Sing-off||"Beneath Your Beautiful" – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé||Safe (majority vote)|
|Semi-Final||Christmas||"Stay Another Day" – East 17||Safe (2nd)|
|Contestant's Choice||"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" – Stevie Wonder|
|Final||New song||"Crazy in Love" – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z||Eliminated (third place)|
|Celebrity duet||"Tears" (with Louisa Johnson & Clean Bandit)|
2017: "Up in Here", The SauceEdit
2018–present: Dropped by Syco, Alleyne's departureEdit
On 21 January 2018, it was confirmed that Kieran Alleyne left the group to pursue a solo music career.
Upon releasing their debut single "Up in Here", the group performed it on Britain's Got Talent, in which, they were accused of lip-syncing. The group later confirmed that the allegations were in fact true.
As lead artistEdit
|"Up in Here"||2017||51||Non-album single|
- The X Factor Live Tour (2017)
- "X Factor finalists 5 After Midnight have been signed to Simon Cowell's label". Metro. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- "Official Singles Chart Top 40 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
- "5 After Midnight on their DMX-sampling new single Up in Here and going global". Metro. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
- "5 After Midnight Release A Stunning Cover of UK Garage Classic 'Flowers' & It's Totally Breathtaking". Capital. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
- "X Factor's 5 After Midnight 'part ways' from record label". tellymix.co.uk. 19 January 2018.
- "'The next chapter has started': Kieran Alleyne QUITS 5 After Midnight to pursue a solo career... one month after 'being diagnosed with potentially fatal heart condition'". Daily Mail. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
- "X Factor stars 5 After Midnight accused of 'horrible miming' on BGT". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
- "5 After Midnight admit they were lip syncing on BGT". Daily Mail. Retrieved 9 December 2017.