Marlon McKenzie joins manufactured boy group at X Factor bootcamp

Marlon McKenzie

Those X Factor judges are up to their old tricks again and formed at least SIX groups form rejected wannabes at this year's bootcamp it has been revealed. One group is fronted by 28-year-old Marlon McKenzie, who has so far failed three times to make the live shows.

He made all the way to judges' houses with Dannii Minogue last year, before again being shown the door.

28-year-old singer, Marlon McKenzie, has auditioned for the show three times before but always failed to make the live finals.


Other groups formed include a three piece girlband.

Manufactured groups on the show have had mixed success, with some failing to last just a few weeks while others - like One Direction and Hope - made it all the way to the final.

Yesterday new X Factor judge Kelly Rowland, who rose to fame as part of trio Destiny's Child, revealed that the groups category still needed plenty of work. "We’re still shaping it up," she said.

A show source told The Sun today: "It is turning into the year of the bands. Gary's experience with Take That and Kelly's with Destiny's Child is feeding into it.

"The bands haven't had much time to prepare at Boot Camp but they have really impressed everyone."

> Kelly Rowland: X Factor 2011 groups category needs work