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Tina Arena

Tina Arena (born Filippina Lydia Arena on 1 November 1967, in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian singer and songwriter. Her career began at the age of seven when she was selected as a regular performer for the music television program Young Talent Time. As a child Arena attracted attention for the power of her voice, which was considered remarkable for such a young child. She was born to Italian parents and has a sister, Nancy (born 1961). Often billed as "Tiny Tina Arena", she was seen on weekly television singing and dancing the current pop hits.

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Leon Jackson

Leon Jackson, 20 (born 30 December 1988), is a Scottish singer who won the fourth series of the popular British television talent show, The X Factor, in 2007. His debut single, a cover of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey's duet "When You Believe", was digitally released on 16 December 2007 and was available in shops from 19 December 2007. It achieved the coveted UK Christmas #1 spot on 23 December 2007, and to date has spent three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart.

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Miss Frank

Miss Frank are a girl group formed by Simon Cowell during the bootcamp stage of The X Factor, a UK talent show on ITV. They're being mentored by Louis Walsh and have been hailed as the best group on the competition. They are formed of Graziella Affinita, Shar Alexandar and Shaniece Davis. They were originally 3 seperate solo acts but were rejected at the 2nd stage of the show and got a second chance when Simon Cowell told them they could carry on if they combined as a trio. Currently they are battling amongst the final 12 acts to win The X Factor.

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Lisa

There are at least six known artist with the name 'Lisa', two are from Japan, one from Korea, one from Italy, one from Taiwan, one from France and one from Holland. 1) Risa Oribe (織部里沙 Oribe Risa, born June 24, 1987), better known by her stage name LiSA is a Japanese singer signed to Aniplex under Sony Music Artists. Her stage name is an acronym for 'Love is Same All', a band she formed in 2008. She is known for her works as the vocalist of the second generation of Girls Dead Monster (Girls Dead Monster Starring Lisa), which gained popularity through the anime Angel Beats!.

Read more about Lisa on Last.fm.

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Diva Fever

Diva Fever is a duo consisting of Craig Saggers, 21, and Josef Al-Smadi, 26, mates through the University of Leicester. Saggers from Longthorpe, Peterborough is studying English Language and has recently completed his second year. Al-Smadi, from Wigston, Leicestershire is studying English through the Open University while working for British Gas in Leicester. Saggers has previously performed in his home town of Peterborough at Fireworks and Christmas Lights events and won an X Factor style contest called the Top Notch Factor.

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Beverley Trotman

Beverley Trotman wowed the hearts of the UK public. Inspired to apply by her class pupils, her amazing voice carried her through to the live shows in 2007 where she continued to touch the nation with her gospel-inspired vocals. In late September 2009 she will be releasing her exciting debut album

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One Direction

One Direction is a five-member boy band made up of Liam Payne, a music technology student at City of Wolverhampton College (born in Wolverhampton on 29 August 1993), Louis Tomlinson, 18, (from Doncaster), a student at Hall Cross School, Niall Horan, 16, (from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland), a student at Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar. Harry Styles, 16, (from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) a student at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and Zayn Malik, (born on 12 January 1993) 17 (from East Bowling, Bradford).

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The Fireflies

There are several artists named The Fireflies
1) Danish female trio with a countryrock style
2) An American doo wop group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
3) The Fireflies participated in the Eurosong for kids preselection in Belgium
4) a major live act in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
5) An indie folk/pop band that is no longer 1) Female trio with a countryrock style Released their debut single "It´s useless" in may 2010. Contestant in danish x factor 2010 in the group category.

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Union J

Union J (formerly Triple J) are a four-piece boy band from United Kingdom. They are contestants on The X-Factor (UK).

The band auditioned as a trio, consisting of band members Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley and JJ Hamblett, hence the "J" at the end of their name. Initially, they did not make it through the bootcamp stage. However, after fellow contestants Rough Copy had to withdraw from the show, they were given a second chance, and advanced to judges' houses, under the new alias Union J, with a new fourth member, George Shelley, who originally applied as a solo artist.

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Lisa Lois

Lisa Hordijk ( stage name: Lisa Lois) (born in Wageningen, Netherlands, June 22, 1987) is a Dutch singer and winner of the second season of X Factor. Her debut single, a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" went straight to number one in the Dutch Top 40. Before Lisa participated in X Factor she was in a band called Left Lane Lisa which was quite popular in her hometown and in some other parts of the Netherlands.

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