The X Factor is back in 2019. And the show which always fills up our Saturday night schedule in the lead up to Christmas is bigger and better than ever. ITV has launched The X Factor: Celebrity!
Famous faces from all over the globe have come together for the competition, swapping their day jobs for a spot behind the microphone. TOWIE’s Megan McKenna, Vinnie Jones, Ricki Lake and more have graced the stage and will appear in the very first live shows.
As well as celebrities from the US and UK, there are famous faces from the rest of the world, too. V5 is a girl band on the show. The group of social media influencers had been together for seven days before they first performed together on the X Factor. So, let’s get to know the members of Celebrity X Factor group V5!
Meet the V5 members: Wendii Sarmiento
Wendii or Wendy Sarmiento is 18 years old and comes from Cuba. You can follow Wendii on Instagram @wendii where she has around 66,000 followers.
She appeared on Spanish reality show La Voz Kids in 2013 which shot her to fame as a singer.
By the looks of Wendii’s Instagram, she’s an incredible dancer and even released a song in 2017.
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Another member of V5 is Alondra Martinez.
The Celebrity X Factor star is doing well for herself on Instagram with around 83,000 followers, follow her too @itsalondramartinez.
Alondra often takes to Instagram to showcase her impressive vocals as well as some envy-inducing holiday snaps! She lists the Puerto Rican, Dominican Republic and US Outlying Islands flags in her Insta bio.
Hailing from Colombia, Laura Buitrago has around 140,000 followers on Instagram (@laurambuitrago).
The singer features many videos of herself singing on the social media site including a cover of Lady Gaga’s Shallows with Javier Ramirez.
Laura has a song called Time on Spotify which you can listen to here.
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V5 members X Factor: Renata Vaca
Newcomer to the group in episode 3 of The X Factor, Renata has over 400,000 followers on Instagram.
You can follow the singer and actress who hails from Mexico @dimecow.
Like the rest of the V5 girls, Renata’s Insta page is filled with selfies, singing videos and beach bikini pics.
Finally, Sofia Oliviera makes up the fifth member of V5.
The Brazilian singer rakes in the highest number of followers on Instagram with 2.3 million. You can also follow Sofia @sofia.
The 20-year-old won the Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Music Youtuber in 2016 and has 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
What happened to Natalie Valerin?
Natalie Valerin was one of the original five members of V5, however in episode 3 of The X Factor: Celebrity, Natalie left due to “wanting to focus on her acting career” according to the show.
Natalie has around 26,000 followers on Instagram and you can follow her, too @natalievalerin.
WATCH THE X FACTOR: CELEBRITY FROM SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH 2019 FROM 8:35 PM ON ITV.