Gratuitous Spanish: Incorporated this into their reprise of "Impossible," (the song they sang at the Judges' Homes stage of the competition), which seemed like a natural decision given that three of its five members are of Spanish-speaking origin.
Older Than They Look: Dinah, which is especially jarring since she's the actually the youngest in the group, and the tallest too.
Screwed by the Lawyers: Originally deciding on the name LYLAS, the group was forced to change their name upon making it to the live shows, since a group (made up of Bruno Mars' sisters, no less) already occupied the name. They settled on 1432 as a replacement, but then again changed it soon after.
Transatlantic Equivalent: To Little Mix of The X Factor UK, given how they started as solo artists and were later put in a group. Bonus points if they end up winning the whole thing.
Now that they've finished third, they have been frequently been compared to One Direction. Both groups have five members, were solo artists put together in a group, and have the exact same final ranking. Both band's names consist of a number and a word and are commonly called by initials consisting of the number and the first letter of the second word. If they become the show's most successful contestants, then the comparisons will be inevitable.
Younger Than They Look: Ally is easily the shortest member of the group and looks like she could be one of the youngest, but she's actually the oldest.
Shocking Elimination: Was initially eliminated during the first live show, after she unarguably outperformed Arin Ray in the singoff. Subverted, as this led to her being brought back into the competition as the wild card contestant the next week.
We Hardly Knew Ye: Subverted; she was initially eliminated by her mentor, Britney Spears, after the first live show, but was urged to return to the competition before the second live show.
Alpha Bitch: Subverted. She only thought she was an Alpha and acted like one.
Elimination Houdini: Survived the bottom two 3 times (including the first live show), and was saved over popular and honestly much more talented contestants like Willie Jones, Jason Brock, and Beatrice Miller, before being automatically eliminated in sixth place.
Transatlantic Equivalent: One can't watch her without thinking how similar her trajectory in the competition was to that of The X Factor UK's Katie Waissel.
Wrong Genre Savvy: She claimed to not care what other people thought about her all throughout the early stages of the competition, which probably didn't help her once it came time for the audience to dictate the eliminations.