Piltown (6) – Pat Dunphy (FG) Melissa O’Neill (SF) Fidelis Doherty (FG) Tomás Breathnach (Lab) Ger Frisby (FF) Eamon Aylward (FF) Laois County Council COMPLETED Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick (6) – James Kelly (Ind), Paddy Bracken (FF), Brendan Phelan (Ind), David Goodwin (FG), John King (FG), Seamús Mc Donald (FF) Graiguecullen-Portarlington (6) – Aidan Mullins (SF) Padraig Fleming (FF), Ben Brennan (Ind), Paschal Mc Evoy (FF), John Moran (FG), Tom Mulhall (FG) Portlaoise (7) – William Aird (FG), Caroline Dwayne Stanley (SF), John Joe Fennelly (FF), Mary Sweeney (FG), Catherine Fitzgerald (FF), Jerry Lodge (FF), Noel Tuohy (Lab) Leitrim County Council COMPLETED Ballinamore (6) – Caillian Ellis (FF), Paddy O’Rourke (FF), Brendan Barry (SF), Gerry Dolan (Ind), Martin Kenny (SF) and John Mc Cartin (FG) Carrick-on-Shannon (6) – Enda Stenson (Ind), Finola Armstrong Maguire (FG), Des Guckian (Ind), Sinead Guckian (FF), Seadhna Logan (SF), Seán Mc Gowan (FF) Manorhamilton (6) – Padraig Fallon (SF), Mary Bohan (FF), Felim Gurn (Ind), Seán Mcdermott (FG), Frank Dolan (FG), Justin Warnock (FF) Limerick City and County Council COMPLETED Adare-Rathkeale (6) – Tom Neville (FG), Emmett O’Brien (Ind), Stephen Keary (FG), Kevin Sheahan (FF), Richard O’Donoghue (FF) and Ciara Mc Mahon (SF) Limerick City East (8) – Shane Clifford (FF), Seighin O Ceallaigh (SF) Kieran O’Hanlon (FF) Paul Keller (AAA), Marian Hurley (FG), Jerry O’Dea (FF), Elena Secas (Lab), Michael Sheahan (FG) Limerick City North (6) – Maurice Quinlivan (SF) Michael Hourigan (FG) Cian Prendiville (AAA) Frankie Daly (Lab) John Gilligan (Ind) Joe Crowley (FF) Limerick City West (7) – James Collins (FF) Maria Byrne (FG) Joe Leddin (Lab), Daniel Butler (FG), John Loftus (AAA), Seán Lynch (FF), Malachy Mcreesh (SF) Cappamore-Kilmallock (7) – Brigid Teefy (Ind), Eddie Ryan (FF), Lisa Marie Sheehy (SF), Noel Gleeson (FF), Michael Donagan (FF), Gerald Mitchell (FG), William O’Donnell (FG) Newcastle West (6) – Jerome Scanlan (FG), Michael Collins (FF), Liam Galvin (FG), Séamus Browne (SF), Francis Foley (FF), John Sheahan (FG) Longford County Council COMPLETED Ballymahon (6) – Colm Murray (FG), Mark Casey (Ind), Gerard Farrell (FG), Mick Cahill (FF), Pat O’Toole (FF), Paul Ross (FG).
Granard (6) – Michael Carrigy (FG) John Duffy (FG), Paraic Brady (FG), PJ Reilly (FF), Martin Mulleady (FF), Luie Mc Entee (FF) Longford (6) – Gerry Warnock (Ind) John Browne (FG) Peggy Nolan (FG) Seamus Butler (FF) Padraig Loughrey (FF) Mae Sexton (Ind) Louth County Council COMPLETED Ardee (6) – Pearse Mc Geough (SF), Colm Markey (FG), Tom Cunningham (SF), Liam Reilly (FF) Dolores Minogue (FG), Jim Tenanty (Ind) Drogheda (10) - Imelda Munster (SF), Paul Bell (Lab), Alan Cassidy (SF) Tommy Byrne (FF), Kenneth Flood (SF), Kevin Callan (FG), Richie Culhane (FG), Franke Godfrey (Ind), Pio Martin Smith (Lab), Oliver Tully (FG) Dundalk-Carlingford (6) – Edel Corrigan (SF) Jim Loughran (SF) Peter Savage (FF), John Mc Gahon (FG), Conor Keelan (FF), Mark Dearey (Green) Dundalk-South (7) – Tomás Sharkey (SF), Declan Breathnach (FF) Maeve Yore (Ind) Kevin Meenan (SF) Jennifer Green (SF) Maria Doyle (FG) Marianne Butler (GP) Mayo County Council COMPLETED Ballina (8) – John O’Hara (FG), Seamus Weir (Ind), Annie May Reape (FF), Michael Loftus (FF), Jarlath Munnelly (FG), Gerry Ginty (Ind), Michael Smyth (FF), Neil Cruise (FG) – Castlebar (8) – Michael Kilcoyne (Ind), Lisa Chambers (FF), Therese Ruane (SF), Cyril Burke (FG), Frank Durcan (Ind), Blackie Gavin (FF), Henry Kenny (FG), Al Mc Donnell (FF) Claremorris (7) – Patsy O’Brien (FG), Richard Finn (Ind), Gerry Murray (SF) John Caulfield (FF) Tom Connolly (FG) John Cribbin (FG) Damian Ryan (FF) West Mayo (7) – Rose Conway Walsh (SF), Michael Holmes (Ind), Gerry Coyle (FG), Christy Hyland (Ind), Paul Mc Namara (FF), Brendan Mulroy (FF), Tereasa Mc Guire (FG) Meath COMPLETED Ashbourne (6) – Joe Bonner (Ind), Darren O’Rourke (SF), Claire O’Drisoll (FF), Suzanne Jamal (FG), Seán Smith (FF), Alan Tobin (FG) Kells (7) -Sean Drew (FF) David Gilroy (Ind) Michael Gallagher (SF) Johnny Guirke (SF), Bryan Reilly (FF), Eugene CAssidy (FG), Sarah Reilly (FG) Laytown-Bettystown (7) – Eimer Ferguson (SF), Wayne Harding (FF) Sharon Keogan (Ind), Tom Kelly (Ind), Steohen Mc Kee (FF), Paddy Meade (FG), Sharon Tolan (FG) Navan (7) – Joe Reilly (SF) Francis Deane (Ind) Sinead Burke (SF) Shane Cassells (FF), Wayne Ford (Ind), Jim Holloway (FG), Tommy Reilly (FF) Ratoath (7) – Brian Fitzgerald (Ind), Nick Killian (Ind) Maria O’Kane (SF) Damien O’Reilly (FF) Gillian Toole (FG), Maria Murphy (FG), Gerry O’Connor (FG) Trim (6) – Caroline Lynch (SF) Trevor Golden (Ind) Joe Fox (FG), Enda Flynn (FG), Noel French (FG), Ronan Mc Kenna (FF) Monaghan County Council COMPLETED Ballybay-Clones (6) – Seamus Coyle (FF), Ciara Mc Phillips (FG), Cathy Bennett (Sinn Féin), Eugene Bannigan (FG), Hugh Mc Elvaney (Fine Gael), Pat Treanor (Sinn Féin) Carrickmacross-Castleblaney (6) – Matt Carthy (SF), Noel Keelan (SF), Aidan Campbell (FG), PJ O’Hanlon (FF), Padraig Mc Nally (FF), Jackie Crowe (SF) Monaghan (6) – Brian Mc Kenna (SF), Seamus Treanor (Ind), Robbie Gallagher (FF) David Maxwell (FG), Seán Conlon (SF), Paudge Connolly (Ind) Offaly County Council Birr (6) – John Leahy (Ind), Peter Ormond (FF) John Clendennen (FG) Carol Nolan (SF) John Carroll (Ind) Eamonn Dooley (FF) Edenderry (6) – Martin O’Reilly (SF), Eddie Fitzpatrick (FF), John Foley (Ind) Noel Bourke (FF) Liam Quinn (FG) Noel Cribbin (Ind) Tullamore (7) – Brendan Killeavy (SF), Dervill Donal (Ind) Tommy Mc Keigue (FG) Declan Harvey (FF) Sinead Dooley (FF), Frank Moran (FF), Danny Owens (FF) Roscommon County Council Athlone (Roscommon) (6) – Tony Ward (Ind), Ivan Connaughtan (FF) John Naughten (FG) Laurence Fallon (Ind) John Keogh (FF) Paddy Kilduff (FF) Boyle (6) – John Cummins (FF), Valerie Byrne (Ind), Rachel Doherty (FF), Maura Hopkins (FG), Michael Patrick Mulligan (SF), Eugene Murphy (FF) Roscommon (6) – Paschal Fitzmaurice (FF), Dominick Connolly (Ind), Nigel Dineen (Ind), Orla Leyden (FF), Kathleen Shanagher (Ind), Michael Creaton (FG) Sligo County Council Ballymote-Tubbercurry (8) – Margaret Gormley (Ind) Michael Clarke (Ind), Joe Queenan (FF), Martin Baker (FF), Eamon Scanlon (FF), Jerry Lundy (FF), Paul Taylor (FF), Dara Mulvey (FG) Sligo (10) – Declan Bree (Ind), Seán Mac Manus (SF) Marie Casserly (Ind) Sinéad Maguire (FG), Rosaleen O’Grady (FF), Thomas Healy (SF), Tom Mac Sharry (FF), Hubert Keaney (FG), Seamus O’Boyle (PBP), Seamus Kilgannon (FF) South Dublin County Council Clondalkin (8) – Eoin O’Broin (SF), Jonathan Graham (SF), Trevor Gilligan (FF), Gino Kenny (PBP) Breeda Bonner (Lab) Kenny Egan (FG) Emer Higgins (FG) Francis Timmons (Ind) Lucan (8) – Danny O’Brien (SF), William Lavelle (FG), Guss O’Connell (Ind) Paul Gogarty (Ind) Ruth Nolan (PBPA) Vicki Casserly (FG) Ed O’Brien (FF) Liona O’Toole (Ind) Tallaght Central (6) – Máire Devine (SF), Charlie O’Connor (FF), Brendan Ferron (SF), Mick Murphy (AAA), Kieran Mahon (AAA), Mick Duff (Lab) Tallaght South (6) – Cathal King (SF), Louise Dunne (SF) Martina Genockey (Lab) Brian Leech (AAA) Nicky Coules (PBPA) Dermot Richardson (Ind) Templeogue Terenure (6) -Dermot Looney (Ind), Ronan Mc Mahon (Ind), Fintan Warfield (SF), Pamela Kearns (Lab), Colm Brophy (FG) Paul Foley (FF) Rathfarnham (6) – John Lahart (FF), Anne-Marie Dermody (FG), Sarah Holland (SF), Paula Donavan (FG), Francis Noel Duffy (Green), Deirdre O’Donovan (Ind) Tipperary County Council Carrick-on-Suir (6) – David Dunne (SF), Louise Mc Loughlin (FG), Kieran Bourke (Ind), Eddie O’Meara (Ind), Imelda Goldsboro (FF), John Fahey (FG) Cashel-Tipperary (7) – Michael Fitzgerald (FG), Martin Browne (SF), Mary Hanna Hourigan (FG), Denis Leahy (Ind), John Crosse (FG), Roger Kennedy (FF), Tom Wood (Ind) Clonmel (9) – Martin Lonergan (Ind) Pat English (WUAG) Michael Murphy (FG) Andy Maloney (Ind) Siobhan Ambrose (FF), Catherine Carey (SF), Richie Molloy (Ind), Marie Murphy (FG), Michael Anglim (FF) Nenagh (9) – Joe Hannigan (Ind) Seamus Morris (SF) John Carroll (FF) Michael O’Meara (Ind), Phyll Bugler (FG), Hughie Mc Grath (Ind), Gerard Darcy (FG), Fiona Bonfield (Lab), Mattie Ryan (FF) Templemore-Thurles (9) – Michael Smith (FF) Jim Ryan (Ind) Seamus Hanafin (FF) Micheál Lowry (Ind) David Doran (SF), Willie Kennedy (Ind), John Hogan (FF), Jackie Cathal (FF), Joe Bourke (FG) Waterford City and County Council Waterford City East (6) – Davy Daniels (Ind), Pat Fitzgerald (SF) Adam Wyse (FF) John Carey (FG) Mary Roche (Ind) Eddie Mulligan (Ind) Waterford City South (6) – John Hearne (SF), Breda Brennan (SF) John Cummins (FG) Cha O’Neill (Ind) Sean Reinhardt (Ind) Jason Murphy (FF) Tramore-Waterford City West (6) Joe Conway (Ind) Jim Griffin (SF) Joe Kelly (Ind) Lola O’Sullivan (FG) Blaise Hannigan (Ind) Eamon Quinlan (FF) Comeragh (6) – Liam Brazil (FG), Michael J O’Ryan (FF) Declan Clune (SF) John O’Leary (FF) Mary Butler (FF) Seanie Power (FG) Dungarvan-Lismore (8) – Damien Geoghan (FG), Pat Nugent (FG), James Tobin (FF) Siobhan Whelan (SF) John Pratt (Lab) Tom Cronin (FF) Declan Doocey (FG) Seamus O’Donnell (Ind) Westmeath County Council Athlone (Westmeath) (7) Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran (Ind), Paul Hogan (SF), Tom Farrell (FG), John Dolan (FG), Aengus O’Rourke (FF) Michael O’Brien (Ind), Frankie Keena (FF) Mullingar-Coole (7) – Aidan Davitt (FF), Una D’arcy (SF), John Shaw (FF), Paddy Hill (FF), Frank Mc Dermott (FG), Peter Burke (FG), Michael Dollard (Lab) Mullingar-Kilbeggan (6) – Paul Daly (FF), Johnnie Penrose(Lab), Avril Whitney (FF), Andrew Duncan (FG, Sorcha Clarke (SF), Ken Glynn (FF) Wexford County Council Gorey (8) -Malcolm Byrne (FF) Fionntán O Suilleabhain (SF), Robert Ireton (Lab), Mary Farrell (Ind), Joe Sullivan (FF), Pip Breen (FF), John Hegarty (FG) Anthony Donohoe (FG) Enniscorthy (8) – James Browne (FF), Johnny Mythen (SF) Barbara Anne Murphy (FF) Paddy Kavanagh (FG), Kathleen Codd-Nolan (FG), Oliver Walsh (FG), Keith Doyle (FF), John O’Rourke (Ind) New Ross (8) – Martin Murphy (Ind), Larry O’Brien (FG), Willie Fitzharris (FG), Michael Sheehan (FF), Michael Whelan (FF), John Fleming (FF), Oisin O’Connell (SF), Anthony Connick (Ind) Wexford (10) – Ger Carthy (Ind), Anthony Kelly (SF), George Lawlor (Lab) Tony Dempsey (FF), Fergie Kehoe (FF), Jim Moore (FG), David Hynes (ind), Mick Roche (SF), Frank Staples (FG), Deirdre Wadding (PBP) Wicklow Arklow (6) – Pat Fitzgerald (FF), Pat Kennedy (FF) Tommy Annesley (FF) Sylvester Bourke (FG), Miriam Murphy (Ind), Mary Mc Donald (Sinn Féin) Baltinglass (6) – Tommy Cullen (Ind), Gerry O’Neill (SF), Jim Ruttle (Ind), Vincent Blake (FG), Pat Doran (FF), Edward Timmins (FG) Bray (8) – Joe Behan (Ind), Christopher Fox (Ind), John Brady (SF), Oliver O’Brien (SF), Brendan Thornhill (Ind), Steven Matthews (GP), John Ryan (FG), Pat Vance (FF).
The group was formed after all members applied as solo candidates for the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010, but failed to qualify for the "Girls" category.
The judges, after a suggestion by Cowell, put them together in a band, qualifying for the Groups category. As a result of the public vote, they were put in bottom three and had to sing in the final showdown on 17 October, after Storm Lee polled the least amount of votes and was eliminated.
Despite reaching the grand final, and beating over 200,000 other contestants to earn his place, he came runner-up to four-piece girl band Little Mix, who became the first group ever to win the series.
Collins performed the following songs on The X Factor: On 21 January, it was announced that his debut single would be a cover of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army". It was an exact copy of an arrangement of the song previously recorded by French artist Ben l'Oncle Soul that had been a hit in Europe.
Lane had left the group in early January 2011 and Creighton left in April 2012 in order to pursue a solo career.
The song charted at number nine on the UK Singles Chart and spent three weeks on the chart.In the first week of live shows, they sang "Airplanes" by B.o. They sang "Big Girls Don't Cry" and were saved by judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole voted to save them and eliminate Diva Fever instead, without having their mentor Simon Cowell to vote.In the third week, they sang "I'll Stand by You", in which they progressed to the fourth week, where they performed "Venus".En plus de Garry, Cheryl a deux autres frères, Andrew et Joseph, ainsi qu'une sœur prénommée Gillian.Avant d'entrer dans les Girls Aloud, Cheryl avait signé quelques engagements avec un manager de Newcastle.