X Factor 2012: MK1

X Factor 2012: MK1
Updated on Saturday 6 October 2012 by @TVNewsroom

From: Cornwall and London
Category: Groups
Mentor: Louis

MK1 are London based duo, Charlotte (Charlie), 19, and Sim, 24. The talented duo have been gigging for a while as they write and produce their own music. Sim also works as a shoe salesman.

Their music is a mix of dubstep, hip-hop and pop and Charlie can play piano, guitar and drums. Sim studied music industry management at Buckinghamshire University after being offered a football scholarship to play in America, so he chose music over sport.

At their first audition, their friend Will was with them onstage but he agreed to leave the group after the Judges said they’d put Charlie and Sim through as a duo only. Will remains one of their best mates and Charlie shares a house with him.

Ahead of their trip to Las Vegas for Judges Houses Sim broke his ankle playing football meaning Charlie had to push him around in a wheelchair for the whole of the trip. His cast has been taken off now so Sim is having physiotherapy to make sure he’s in top form for the first Live Show.