Fifth Harmony believe the constant One Direction comparisons are nothing short of “flattering,” though probably not entirely accurate.
The girl group, which consists of Camila Cabello, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah-Jane Hansen, and Normani Hamilton, came together during the second season of The X Factor in the U.S. As you may already know, 1D were formed in pretty much the same fashion. Except, you know, in the United Kingdom. Again, you probably already know this.
While Fifth Harmony really appreciates the comparisons to one of the biggest vocal groups in the world, the girls don’t necessarily believe the hype. Ally Brooke recently sat down for a Q&A with the folks at the San Antonio Express-News, where she addressed the similarities between Fifth Harmony and One Direction.
“They are superstars and so massively successful, so we don’t feel anything near them at all. When we get those comparisons, it’s pretty flattering. But when I think about what we could be, I cannot believe it. I auditioned a little over two years ago, and with everything that’s happened since, who knows how far we can go?”
The Fifth Harmony singer also took a moment to discuss their awesome legion of fans. These dedicated individuals were largely responsible the band taking home a Moonman during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
“Our Harmonizers are so incredibly passionate and dedicated to us. They went above and beyond and won us the award. They’ll do whatever it takes, so it just pushes us to do whatever it takes. We make sure to interact as much as we can on social media because I think our fans are all over the world and can help us reach different audiences.”
While Ally Brooke may not think Fifth Harmony is comparable to 1D, the folks over at Latina recently assembled a list of five ways the group is essentially the female version of One Direction. This essentially diminishes what Fifth Harmony has to offer, but that didn’t stop the website from sharing this info with readers.
Here’s just one example of why they’ve come to the aforementioned conclusion.
“Following their eliminations from The X Factor, both 5H and 1D signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Records. Both Fifth Harmony and One Direction have albums slated for release in fall 2014 — and we’ll definitely be buying both!”
Do you think Fifth Harmony is essentially the female version of 1D? Do such comparisons belittle the group? Let us know what you think in the comments.
[Lead image via Fifth Harmony Wikia]