|Also known as|
|Origin||Santiago City, Philippines|
4th Impact is a Filipino girl group composed of sisters Almira, Irene, Mylene and Celina Cercado. The group rose to popularity after competing in the twelfth season of the British singing contest The X Factor , where they finished in fifth place.They are also known for having participated in several Philippine and international talent competitions, including the World Championships of Performing Arts, which they won in 2006 and 2013, and the South Korean talent search Superstar K6 in 2014, where they reached eighth place. The sisters are originally from Santiago City, Isabela, and are now based in Metro Manila, Philippines.
Almira, the eldest of the sisters in the group, first began competing at a young age in Filipino talent shows such as Batang Kampeon, which was won by Charice Pempengco, and Star for a Night, which was won by Sarah Geronimo.
The sisters formed their singing group in 2001 at the suggestion of an aunt.Initially, they named themselves 'The Cercado Sisters' after their surname and began performing and competing as a girl group at festivals, events and talent shows. In 2006, they were approached by one of the producers of the talent show FamJam, who asked them if they would like to represent the Philippines in the World Championships of Performing Arts. They won 16 gold medals and four outstanding plaques and were proclaimed Junior Vocal Group Grand Champion of the competition. The following year, the group was invited to perform in the 2007 Monaco Charity Film Festival. In 2008, the group released a six-track self-titled EP under Viva Records, which did not reach commercial success. In 2009, they also began using the name 'The Gollayan Sisters', which was derived from their middle name. They continued to compete in various singing contests and in 2012 participated as members of a family troupe that won in the Filipino variety show It's Showtime , singing covers of "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Queen of the Night". Early in 2013, the group landed a regular gig in the musical variety show Sarah G Live as backup singers and dancers. Later that same year, the group competed and won again in the World Championships of Performing Arts, this time as the Grand Winner in the Senior Vocal Group Category, bringing home a haul of 20 gold medals, four silver medals and four over-all champion plaques. In April 2014, the group released their album The Cercados: Unstoppable! under Saturno Music, which also failed to reach commercial success.
|2004||FamJam||The Cercado Sisters||3rd place|
|2006||World Championships of Performing Arts||The Cercado Sisters||Grand Champion - Junior Vocal Group|
|2007||Monaco Charity Film Festival||The Cercado Sisters||N/A (guest performer)|
|2008||Pinoy Idol||Cercado Sisters (as individuals)||Eliminated in 1st round|
|2009||World Championship of Performing Arts||The Cercado Sisters||N/A (guest performer)|
|2011||Talentadong Pinoy||The Cercado Sisters||Weekly Champions|
|2011||Protégé||The Cercado Sisters||Eliminated in knockout rounds|
|2012||It's Showtime||The Gollayan Sisters (as part of the Gollayan Family)||Champion|
|2012||KPop Star Hunt (Season 2)||Cercado Sisters (as individuals)||Eliminated in knockout rounds|
|2013||World Championships of Performing Arts||The Gollayan Sisters||Grand Champion - Senior Vocal Group|
In August 2014, the group traveled to South Korea to audition in the talent competition Superstar K6. There they changed their name to 'MICA', an acronym formed from the first letters of their names. In the first stage of the auditions, the group sang "U&I" by Ailee, who, incidentally, was one of the judges on the panel. The judges were particularly impressed with the voices of Almira and Irene, and asked Almira to perform a solo piece to which she sang "Listen" by Beyoncé.Her performance further impressed the judges and the group moved on to the next round, where they performed their rendition of Idina Menzel's song "Let It Go" from the Disney movie Frozen . Their performance went viral on social media and YouTube, quickly garnering over 20 million views. After competing in the knock-out stages of the show, MICA was eliminated in the second round of "Super Week". The judges, however, decided to bring them back as a wildcard act, and the group, along with 10 other acts, progressed to the live show stage of the competition. At that point, they were the only non-native Korean speaking contestants remaining on the show. The group was eliminated in Week 3 of the competition, finishing in eighth place.
|Superstar K6 performances and results|
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Result|
|First Audition||Contestant's Choice||N/A||Advanced|
|Third Audition||"Let It Go"||Idina Menzel|
|Super Week, Part 1||Solo Performance||"Missing You"||2NE1|
|Super Week, Part 2||Group Performance||"I'll Be There" (with Kim Hyeon Mi)||The Jackson Five||Eliminated|
|Super Week, Part 3||Wildcard Round||"Heaven"||Ailee||Advanced|
|Live Show 1||Top 11||"Maria"||Kim Ah Joong||Safe|
|Live Show 2||Top 9||"Fate" / "Destiny"||Lee Sun Hee||Safe|
|Live Show 3||Top 8||"I Know"||Seo Taiji||Eliminated|
After their experience in Superstar K6, the group were about to abandon their singing career until a fan from the United Kingdom suggested that they try auditioning for the British singing contest The X Factor .The group decided to submit an online application for the reality TV competition. After several months, they received an invitation to audition. In July 2015, the sisters traveled to London, and after going through several screening tryouts eventually made it to the arena auditions for the 12th season of The X Factor. Introducing themselves as 4th Power, they performed "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj as their audition piece. Their performance received a standing ovation from the audience and all four judges, with Simon Cowell saying, "In terms of first auditions, this is probably one of the best I've ever seen." After its airing, the group's audition went viral on YouTube and Facebook; and, as of February 2021, their YouTube audition video had garnered over 174 million views. It is currently the most watched video in the show's history. The group sailed through the "Boot Camp" rounds of the show, where they performed "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner and "Titanium" by David Guetta, and the "Six-Chair Challenge" round where they performed "Show Me How You Burlesque" by Christina Aguilera. There, the mentor for group acts, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, selected them as one of her final six acts. At this time, copyright issues were raised regarding their use of the name 4th Power, forcing the group to re-brand themselves as 4th Impact. They then progressed to the "Judge's Houses" round, where they sang "Love the Way You Lie (Part II)" by Rihanna ft Eminem and were selected to move on to the live shows.
In the quarter-final, the group ended up in the bottom two. Being one of the two acts who received the fewest public votes, they had to perform against fellow contestant Lauren Murray for the last place in the semi-final. For the sing-off, the group performed "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday, and later covered by Jennifer Hudson.Ora and Grimshaw voted to send Murray through to the semi-final while Fernandez-Versini and Cowell voted to send 4th Impact through to the semi-final. The result went to deadlock and Murray advanced to the semi-final which meant 4th Impact finished in fifth place.
|The X Factor performances and results|
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Result|
|Audition||Own choice||"Bang Bang"||Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj||Advanced|
|Bootcamp stage 1||Group performance||"Proud Mary"||Tina Turner|
|Bootcamp stage 2||Own choice||"Titanium"||David Guetta featuring Sia|
|Six-chair challenge||Own choice||"Show Me How You Burlesque"||Christina Aguilera|
|Judges' houses||Own choice||"Love the Way You Lie"||Rihanna featuring Eminem|
|Live show 1||This Is Me||"Problem"||Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea||Safe (2nd)|
|Live show 2||Reinvention||"Sound of the Underground" / "The Clapping Song"||Girls Aloud / Lincoln Chase||Safe (5th)|
|Live show 3||Movie week||"Work It Out"||Beyoncé||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 4||Love and heartbreak||"Ain't No Other Man"||Christina Aguilera||Safe (4th)|
|Quarter-Final||Jukebox||"I'll Be There"||The Jackson 5||Bottom two (5th)|
|Judges' choice||"Fancy" / "Rich Girl"||Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX / Gwen Stefani featuring Eve|
|Live show 5 Results||Sing-off||"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"||Jennifer Holliday||Eliminated (fifth place)|
After their elimination from the X Factor UK, 4th Impact received numerous offers to perform throughout the United Kingdom and in other countries.They appeared in several shows, venues and events in London and nearby cities. In early 2016, the group traveled on their first official tour, The X Factor Live Tour , co-headlining with Louisa Johnson, Reggie 'n' Bollie, Che Chesterman, Lauren Murray, Anton Stephans, Mason Noise and Seann Miley Moore. Polls conducted by the show's producers prior to the tour showed 4th Impact as the most anticipated act in the tour's lineup. A poll conducted after the tour named 4th Impact as the best act of the show.
After the X Factor Live Tour, 4th Impact continued to perform in the UK and internationally, particularly in Dubai; UAE; Dublin, Ireland; Oslo, Norway; and Gibraltar.In April 2016, 4th Impact returned to the Philippines to perform in the 1st Paradise International Music Festival, alongside Kanye West, Wiz Kalifa and other international and Filipino artists. Later that same year, the group announced their homecoming concert to the Philippines entitled Invas10n, which also commemorated their tenth year as group. In December 2016, 4th Impact launched their Invas10n Tour, with their first major concert held in the Philippines. They also traveled back to Dubai that same month for a repeat performance of their concert held in the city earlier that year.
The group, with Star Music Philippines' backing, released their original debut single entitled "Unleash The Diva" in January 2017.The song peaked at number 3 in iTunes PH and number 1 at Spotify's Viral 50 PH. An official lyric video of the song was released on YouTube on 31 January 2017, followed by a music video on 2 June 2017.
In March 2017, 4th Impact traveled to Doha, Qatar to perform in a one-night-only concert.Shortly after, they announced the first international leg of their Invas10n Tour, to be held in New Zealand and Australia in August 2017.
In June 2017, the group resumed posting cover songs as 4th Impact on their official YouTube channel.In August 2017, 4th Impact officially announced that their first album is in the works and is being recorded under Star Music. Later that same month, the group went on their international Invas10n tour in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.
In November 2017, 4th Impact announced that they signed with US-based Granda Entertainment and We R 1 Music Group and were in the process of recording an EP of original music.
In early January 2018, 4th Impact announced that they had recorded the official theme song for the Star Cinema movie 'Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes' entitled "It's Not The Same Anymore".On 21 March 2018, Tony Valor, a US-based music artist, announced the international release of his single, "D' Nah Nah", recorded in collaboration with 4th Impact.
On 1 December 2019, 4th Impact performed at the 30th SEA Games VIP Opening Gala Night 2019 at The Tent at Solaire. They posted their solo performance at the gala on their YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W988lLo_BAM ). They also sang the Gala's finale song together with other singers ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd7CUJiexwI ).
On 11 December 2019, they announced that they would perform at the 24th Asian Television Awards to be held for the first time in the Philippines at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. This was telecast live across Asia on 10, 11 and 12 January 2020.
|The Cercado Sisters|
|The Cercado Sisters: Unstoppable!|
|"My All" |
(명콤비 Twinz ft MICA)
|"Unleash The Diva" (using in 2019 Cinema One Originals theme)||2017|
|"It's Not The Same Anymore" (using as a theme song in 2018 film Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes)||2018|
|"D' Nah Nah (Shaky Bum Bum)" (Tony Valor ft 4th Impact)|
|"Take My Breath Away"||2019|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|Hit Chart||Pinoy||iTunes PH||People's Choice||iTunes Brazil|
|"Unleash the Diva"||2017||4||2||3||4||—||Non-album single|
|"It's Not The Same Anymore"||2018||—||—||13||4||—||Non-album single|
|"K(NO)W MORE"||2020||—||—||—||—||10||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|Hit Chart||Pinoy||iTunes PH||People's Choice||iTunes Brazil||Billboard Top 40 Mainstream|
|"D' Nah Nah (with Tony Valor)"||2018||—||—||—||16||—||28||Non-album single|
|"Celebrate Love (with Irene Cercado)"||2019||—||—||—||18||—||—||Non-album single|
|"TAKE MY BREATH AWAY"||2019||—||—||—||19||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|2008||Pinoy Idol||Contestant||"Auditions: Metro Manila" (Season 1, episode 4)|
|2009||World Championships of Performing Arts||Guest Performer||Season 10|
|2011||Talentadong Pinoy||Contestant||Season 2|
|2011||Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break||Contestant||"Auditions" (Season 1, episode 3)|
|2012||It's Showtime||Contestant||Season 1|
|2012||KPop Star Hunt||Contestants (as individuals)||Season 2 (Episode 5)|
|2013||World Championships of Performing Arts||Contestant||Season 11|
|2014||Superstar K||Contestant||Season 6|
|2015||The X Factor||Contestant||Season 12|
|2016||The Xtra Factor Live||Guest Performer||Season 13|
|2016||Miss Earth||Guest Performer||Miss Earth 2016|
|2016||ASOP Music Festival Grand Finals Night||Guest Performer||ASOP Music Festival Year 5|
|2017||2017 Myx Music Awards||Guest Performer||Season 12|
|2017||The Voice Teens Philippines||Guest Performer||Teen-IG Concert (Season 1)|
|2016||. ?||Jollibee 'Yumbassador' (Ambassador)||Won|
|2016||UK - BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic)||Themselves||Beam Award for Music Artist/Band of the Year||Nominated|
|2016||National Reality TV Awards||Themselves (in The X Factor UK)||Best Performance on a Reality TV Show||Nominated|
|2016||29th Awit Awards||Themselves||International Achievement Award||Won|
|2017||2nd WISH 107.5 Music Awards||"Love The Way You Lie"||Best WISHCLUSIVE Performance by a Group or a Duo||Won|
|2017||Aliw Awards 2017||Unleash/Kia Theater||Best Major Concert (Group)||Nominated|
|2018||Fandom Battles 2018||4th Impact||Fandom Battle (Dreamers)||Nominated|
|2018||Rawr Awards 2018||Themselves||Favorite Group||Nominated|
|2018||Aliw Awards 2018||INVAS10N/Kia Theater||Best Major Concert (Group)||Won|
|2019||PPOP Awards||MOST FAVORITE GIRL GROUP||GIRL GROUP OF THE YEAR||Nominated|
|2020||PPOP Awards||GROUP OF THE YEAR||POP PERFORMING GROUP OF THE YEAR||Nominated|
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