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All X Factor USA needs to turn its hype into reality is a success story. Along with Future Pop stars Fifth Harmony, anti-boyband Emblem3 have a chance. Their strength on The X Factor was clarity from the start about who they are and where they fit in the music market: Busted meets LFO for the 1D generation. In a surreal moment, they even got Simon Cowell singing along to a Matisyahu song. They eventually came fourth, and since then seem to have kept their teen girl fanbase on board as their gigs consistently sell out. They're wisely working with Good Charlotte's Madden twins on their album and debut single Chloe is imminent.