Boy group Plastic impressed Nicole Scherzinger at this month's X Factor 2013 auditions in Wembley.
The colourful trio - made up of Sam Morris, Tom Davies and LuLu Smith have been dubbed the "new Rylan Clark" ahead of the series' return next month.
And it's perhaps therefore no surprise that Nicole loved them, telling the group after their performamce: “Rylan could be in Plastic. They are so much fun.
“I know Rylan will love them.”
Even Gary Barlow was said to be impressed, and agreed with Nicole: “I think Rylan could have been in there somewhere.”
“X Factor needs memorable acts and ones that will get the viewers divided," a source told the Daily Star newspaper this week. “In the past the likes of Jedward, Rylan, Johnny Robinson and Wagner have all done that…
“Plastic could be the one for 2013. They will definitely be on the show.”
The X Factor 2013 airs on ITV from August.