X Factor's 4th Impact want to sing a ballad but Cheryl thinks it's 'too early'

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X Factor's 4th Impact have revealed that they hoped to sing a ballad for their performance this week.

The four piece girl group wanted to show off a different side but Cheryl thinks it's "too early" in the competition, despite there being three fewer live shows this year.

The 4th Impact girls are quoted by DigitalSpy as saying: "[Our mentor Cheryl was] like, 'It's too early - I have faith in you, but it's too early'.

"'Trust me and then next week I'll trust you'. And we have that deal!"

The group added: "We did at Judges' Houses - it was slower - but the ballad we're talking about doing is standing there with full harmonies at the same time, belting out with just harmonies from our hearts."

This weekend's Movie number is anything but slow with the girls performing - and dancing - to Beyonce track Work It Out from Austin Powers.

"It's the toughest week because we're going to be singing at the same time as powerful dance moves - Beyoncé moves!" the girls said. "We're used to hip hop, but this one's sassy."

They added: "Cheryl always says, 'For this song, give more sassy! I remember what you did in Bang Bang - just be a badass girl on the stage'."

4th Impact aren't the only group with song troubles this week with Max Stone revealing he too has been denied the chance to sing the song he really wanted, albeit for different reasons.

Max had hoped to perform Purple Rain by Prince but "licensing issues" because of the show's iTunes downloads have made permission difficult to obtain.

The Overs category singer said: "Prince is always a little bit protective of his music, which I do respect.

"I think it's fine that an artist who writes a song or writes music that means a lot to them, they don't want it to be misinterpreted and sung in a way that doesn't reflect the song itself."

The X Factor airs this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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