Assembled in 2012 during the fourth season of The X Factor, boy band The Collective never quite lived up to the promise they'd shown during the TV singing competition. Although debut single "Surrender" performed well, a string of subsequent releases failed to connect with the Australian public and, one by one, the five members left the group.
This week, we saw Trent Bell, who auditioned in three successive seasons of The X Factor, try his luck yet again on a reality show. This time, he appeared on The Voice Australia and joined Team Delta after a powerful performance of Bon Jovi's "Always". Following his time in The Collective, Trent, who turns 28 on May 16, released solo album Hold On in 2017 and, in March this year, released his latest single, "Gravity".
But what about his former band-mates?
The second member of The Collective to jump ship—he left in February 2015—William, 25, has enjoyed the most success away from the boy band, notably as the featured vocalist on "Mama" by British DJ/producer Jonas Blue, which was a top 10 hit in Australia and across Europe. As well as solo single "Rush", William, who divides his time between Australia and the US, has recorded a number of cover versions and has almost 2.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
Julian De Vizio
Like William, Julian, 22, has a base in Los Angeles and has been spending his time since The Collective disbanded honing his songwriting skills and preparing to launch himself as a solo artist. In March, he released his debut single, "La La La".
The youngest member of The Collective, Jayden, now 23, has continued to perform, with recent musical theatre and cruise ship gigs keeping him busy. There's been no sign of solo music at this stage.
Back in January 2014, five became four when Zach, 28, was the first member to quit The Collective. Citing a desire to step out of the spotlight, Zach has been as good as his word, keeping off social media back at home in Rockhampton.