Top Shop NoHo hosted a Meet n’ Greet with X Factor Judge Demi Lovato, and X Factor finalist Fifth Harmony and Celebrity VIP Lounge was there to get the low down. The event was to commemorate their Online Competition that gave two lucky winners the opportunity to win a $1000 shopping spree with Fifth Harmony. Hundreds of screaming fans came out to meet their favorite artist by waiting in line for hours. When I arrived, fans were circled around the block patiently awaiting their chance to meet the X Factor stars. As I stood between the fans and Fifth Harmony, there was a few times when I thought I would be trampled over. This group of young ladies with their infectious personalities and pop star next door charm, made every single one of their fans feel welcomed and appreciated. Each time a fan came through the door, they became overwhelmed with excitement and burst out screaming. While waiting for my private audience and photo opt with the group; I witnessed several fans burst into tears as they walked away clutching their autographed glossy.
For those of you who have no clue who Fifth Harmony is… let me bring you up to speed. Fifth Harmony is a girl group consisting of 5 members- Camila Cabello, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Hernandez and Dinah Jane Hansen. Former contestants on the hit reality show X Factor; they finished out in a respectable 3rd place. Due to their huge level of popularity, they were signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records and also L.A. Reid’s record label Epic Records. Fifth Harmony is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album; which is scheduled to be released in Fall of 2013.
Where the event lacked in polish; Fifth Harmony filled all of the gaps with their presence and persoanlity. Demi Lovato served as fairy Grandmother to the group, and made a brief appearance to give her official seal of approval before leaving. I didn’t realize how old Demi Lovato would look in person. When she spoke, I heard a 42 year old. When I looked at her in the face I wanted to ask her did she know The Great Gatsby?! Good grief, gurrl! That Cadillac has some millage on it. Don’t get me wrong, I am a woman of a certain decade as well. In my mind, both Demi and I could hang out, drink Gin Tonics, and get Botox together. She left today with a new bestie in me.