Gap5 are a five-piece girl group from Auckland, composed of Alex Foster (21), Hannah-Jane Thorne (22), Taiva Ioane (18), Nicole Hedder (18) and Nica Israel (17). At their audition they performed an a capella version of Estelle's "American Boy". The group was formed after the girls were introduced to each other by their singing teacher in December 2012. As explained to the judges at their audition, Gap5's name comes from their belief that "there's a space in the market for a girl group right now and we feel like we can fill that gap."
The band competed in the first season of X Factor New Zealand and were eliminated in week seven after losing the judges' vote against Cassie Henderson.
After The X Factor, Gap5 performed their debut single "Only Boy" at the Miss Universe New Zealand pageant in October 2013. The group also performed at the 2013 Christmas in the Park show in Auckland.
They are also part of the line-up for the 2014 Parachute music festival.