X Factor 2014: Overload said they'd NEVER go on the show just last year

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Boy band Overload were one of the featured bands on the X Factor 2014 last night, but said previously they'd never want to appear on the show.

The group have been going for more than a year and had a HUGE following on Twitter before even taking part in this year's series.

Speaking last year the group, who were at that time a four piece made up of just Ollie, Joey, Jordi, and Ryan, said they wouldn't do The X Factor.

Instead, they wanted to make it "the old school way."

Ryan said: "Don't get me wrong, it's an entertaining show. I don't dislike it, it's fun to watch. But personally, I think we'd like to go down the old school route."

Joey agreed: "We just want to show people that you can do it on your own and you can do it organically.

"If you put the time in and interact with your fans, you can build up that fan base without the big backing of a show like that and I think it's been going well for us so far."

In the interview last September, X Factor's Overload also brushed off comparisons to One Direction insisting that they were very different groups.

Joey said: "Obviously it's quite flattering to be compared to One Direction sometimes. They've been on a big show like The X Factor and they're the biggest band around at the moment now, but we want to try and bring our own sound out.

"Our genre is more 'cheeky pop', not as clean cut as One Direction."

Overload got four yeses on last night's X Factor, seeing them sail through to bootcamp.

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