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X Factor's Blonde Electra explain their name change

October 9, 2014
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X Factor finalists Blonde Electra have revealed why they changed their band name. Auditioning onto the show as Blonde Electric, sisters Jazzy, 24, and Ruby King, 22, explained why they dropped their old moniker. "Blonde Electric is a little too descriptive," said Jazzy – real name Jasmina – on This Morning.

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Blonde Electra previously auditioned as Blonde Electric

Speaking to host Phillip Schofield she added: "We are going for an independent strong woman that represents Blonde Electra. That is why. But I like it. I think it's got a good ring to it." The platinum blonde siblings, who according to their mentor Louis Walsh bring the "fun factor" to the show, flaunted their big personalities on the Thursday appearance. Jazzy sported a neon yellow sixties style dress while younger sister Ruby – real name Natalia – wore floral-patterned leggings and a black jersey shirt. "We want to freak out Simon!" the girls have previously said of their performing strategy. "We want him to fall out of his chair! Every time we perform we have this thing where we want to scare him. We want him to get a panic attack live on television. If we can accomplish that it will be a job well done."

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Blonde Electra have said they want to 'scare' Simon Cowell when they perform

Louis, who has been on the hit ITV show since the firsts series, brought the sister act through to boot camp and the judges' houses. "I love your energy – you're positive, you're quirky, you're different. I love all that," he said at their final audition. "But you know you're not the best singers in the world. What I have to think about is, 'Are people going to like you? Are you too quirky?' "I'm taking a really big chance putting you through to the Live Shows. Sometimes in this business you have to take a chance. It's been really, really tough girls – I have made my decision. Girls, you're through to live shows!" The other two finalist groups who Louis put through were Only The Young and an eight-member boy band who have yet to be named. The veteran judge insisted, however, that he was not worried about the size of the act. "I'm not concerned [about the number] now because they can all sing and they've gelled, they're special," said Louis. "There's something really great here."

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