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Bruno Mars’ Sisters Angry at "X Factor" Singing Group

Image courtesy of Image courtesy The Lylas via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image courtesy The Lylas via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)

The four girls who make up the singing group  Lylas on The X Factor were thrilled when Simon Cowell selected them to advance to the live shows, but they may be forced to perform under a different name because Bruno Mars ’ sisters are already performing as The Lylas.

Bruno’s four sisters perform as an R&B group called The Lylas, and are popular enough to have recently been signed to an endorsement deal for a large Philippine department store chain -- the Mars clan is of Filipino-Puerto Rican heritage.  The siblings, who also have a professional modeling deal, are upset that The X Factor girls are using the name and have been tweeting their displeasure.

Sources involved with The X Factor say the girls on the music competition series insist they weren’t trying to steal another group’s name, they simply didn’t realize it was already taken.  TMZ.com quotes a source as saying The X Factor Lylas are now busy trying to come up with a new name for their act.

Interestingly, according to a Facebook page , The Lylas were known as The Bernadettes as recently as last summer.

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