Luminites Biography

Luminites are a band consisting of members JJ, Corey, Ben (R Tizt) and Steph. They auditioned with 'Hurts So Good' and were put through to the next round, and the semi-finals. They performed 'To Love Somebody' in the live semi-final on 30 May. They received 35.6% of the vote and won the semi-final, therefore were sent through to the final. They performed 'Hurts So Good' again and finished in fifth place with 6.8% of the vote. They were described as "like a British Black Eyed Peas" by judge Simon Cowell. They also revealed that they had been bullied at school because people deemed their musical aspirations as uncool, but mentioned that they intend to be role models.

The band were founded in 2011. They have uploaded videos of their covers on YouTube. They stated that fans' comments encouraged them to audition. They frequently busked on the streets of London. They also released a charity single in 2011.

It was reported a day after the final that Simon Cowell was intending to sign them to his record label. They announced on 17 June that they were to embark on a 3-day tour, visiting London, Manchester and Birmingham from 24–26 July. On 15th August 2013 the band announced they had been signed to Sony.

It was also revealed during their time in the show that had been coaching them. However during an interview the Luminites absolutely denied that and made it clear they had a 5-second photo opportunity with him and that was the extent of the contact. On 15 August, the group announced that they were signed in an Instagram video. They released their debut single "Do Something" on 10 November.
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