Even though Fifth Harmony gets the magic spark every time these five swing their hips and throw their voices out, people notice when they perform without instruments.
“Worth It” is one of Fifth Harmony’s favorites, as Ally Brooke Hernandez, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani Kordei bellow the song with only a piano backing them up. It was as if the heavens opened and five angels floated down to the ground, bringing a sliver of paradise with them when they sang at the Billboard Women of the Year performance. As if receiving this accolade wasn’t enough, according to Seventeen Magazine, they also included “Independent Woman” and performed a cover of the Sister Sledge song “We Are Family,” which was originally released in 1979.
Starting off on The X Factor in July of 2012, Fifth Harmony swirled up with a third place win and bustled out of nothingness, under the Epic label, into the huge girl band we know today, says Fifth Harmony’s official website. Chances are they aren’t finished wowing their audience yet. Last year, they did a segment on the Today show where they sang a Christmas number that shot them through the entertainment ceiling and up to the top of the charts.
Dinah says, “Nowadays so many girls are really harsh online and always bringing each other down, so one of the things we try to do is help bring them back together.”
When Fifth Harmony first auditioned on the show, they were singular performers who didn’t even know each other, until Simon Cowell put his professional ear out front and heard something no one else had detected. A star quality was waiting to be harnessed by a name and talent big enough to teach them to work together as one. From this performance on, they set the world on fire and left rubble in their tracks. In October of 2013, the Billboard Top 200 bolstered them at No. 6 for their first mark in fans’ minds, promising only bigger and better things as they continued.
Lauren loves singing with Fifth Harmony and the rich sound they produce after following such singers as Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Rey. Jennifer Lopez is the inspiration for Ally, while Dinah worships Etta James. With Normani’s love for Beyoncé and Camila’s following of Taylor Swift, their various tastes in music are evident. Simone Cowell finding how these five artists’ music can come together to create the harmonious group’s magic is a task that still baffles fans.
Fast-forward to today. Everyone who has anything to do with the music industry can hear the rumbling of footsteps rushing to find where Fifth Harmony will be next.
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