X Factor's Union J reckon they're the next Maroon 5. Right...

Union J (X Factor 2012)

X Factor boyband Union J have hit out at comparisons to One Direction, saying they're more like Maroon 5.

Speaking to heat magazine, the boys were quizzed on what set them apart from rival X Factor stars One Direction, who competed in the show back in 2010.

The boys replied: "Um, we're a four-piece, they're a five... No we do different music. We're just different."

They added: "They're very young-poppy. We're a bit like Maroon 5."

We're not sure what to say to that.

In an interview no doubt carried out before appearing in the bottom two at the weekend, the boys were discussing the possibility of them managing to topple One Direction as the globe's biggest boyband.

"I'm not sure it's possible to be any bigger than One Direction, but that would be amazing - that would be the dream," the group said.

Of course, if they can't manage to attract enough votes to beat Christopher Maloney and Rylan Clark, it seems rather unlikely.

Then again, stranger things have happened, Rylan after-all somehow managed to make it this far...

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor[/cat] continues this Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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