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I've heard people say X Factor group Union J will flop because there are already a few big boybands. There's no chance they'll be more successful than One Direction, but if the music and marketing is right, I believe there's room for Union J. The '90s/early '00s boyband boom saw way more than three successful groups. Even if Union J can't be this era's Take That they could be the A1 or 911. They've been recording with boyband debut single experts Steve Mac and Wayne Hector (All Time Low, Beat Again), and hopefully they'll have a song out by summer.