Skinny jeans, floppy hair, silly pose – check! Union J match One Direction in more ways than one as they make it through to X Factor live finals
13:14 GMT, 1 October 2012
When Louis Walsh picked boy band Union J for one of his three groups as judges' houses, there was little surprise amongst X Factor viewers.
The four-piece's singing talent aside, their handsome looks and different haircuts were more than a little familiar.
After Louis's choice was unveiled on Sunday's show, people took to Twitter in their droves comparing the quartet to One Direction.
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The next One Direction Union J (left-right) Jamie Hamblett (JJ), George Shelley, Josh Cuthbert and Jaymi Hensley outside Whisky Mist on Sunday night
IT Sales employee Josh Cuthbert, 20, looks a bit like 1D's Liam Payne with his sideways swept parting, while baby-faced George Shelley 19, could be the Harry Styles of the group with his wild brown hair and cheeky grin.
Josh also appears to have a penchant for wearing cropped trousers and plimsolls with no socks – something Louis Tomlinson is known for.
Meanwhile, Jamie 'JJ' Hamblett, 24, and Jaymi Hensley, 22, both have haircuts which have been sported by 1D's Zayn Malik over the past two years.
Fresh-faced: Apart from baby-faced George (second left), Union J are actually older than most of One Direction
Boy band mold: One Direction (L-R) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan in December 2010 when they were on The X Factor
Like One Direction two years previously, Union J were also formed on the show.
Jamie, Josh and Jaymi were originally in a trio called Triple J, but were merged with solo singer George in between Boot Camp and Judges' Houses to form Union J.
Part-time coffee shop worker George only
joined the group three days before flying to Vegas so they are just
getting to know each other.
Triple J and George were originally sent home after Boot Camp, but were given the chance to return after Rough Copy had to withdraw due to 'visa issues'.
Tension: The boys looked nervous as they waited for Louis Walsh to tell them of his decision on Sunday night's show
After performing Call Me Maybe to Louis and his assistant Sharon Osbourne in Las Vegas, the Irish music mogul told them he was putting them through.
Two years previously, Zayn, Harry, Liam, Louis and Niall Horan all auditioned for X Factor as solo singers and were put in a group at Boot Camp by Simon Cowell.
With his former groups Boyzone and Westlife split up, no doubt Louis is hoping to repeat Simon's wining formula with a handsome young boy band to attract teenage fans.
Harmonising: The four-piece sing Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe at Judges' Houses
Describing why he chose the group, Louis said: 'The boys have a great young image, girls
are going to love them, they have it all – great energy, looks and the
vocals to match.'
While One Direction could be forgiven for feeling wary of the newbies, Louis congratulated them on Twitter after learning they had got through to live shows.
He wrote: 'Yeyyyyy I really like Union J !!.'
A message from Union J of their group Twitter replied: '@Louis_Tomlinson thanks mate means a lot JJx.'
Making dreams come true: Louis celebrates taking the group through to live shows
Not threatened One Direction's Louis tweeted he liked Union J