The Saturdays have insisted shows like The X Factor aren't always the best way into the music business.
The Notorious singers said while the gruelling nature of TV talent contests can be good practice for budding artists, it doesn't have to be a career-decider.
Una Healy revealed: "Me and Mollie have auditioned in the past for shows like that and didn't get far.
"But it's proof that it's not the only way into the industry. It's a good experience but you don't have to take it so seriously."
The girls are All Fired Up about this year's "brilliant" series of X Factor, however, praising the panel shake-up that introduces new judges Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland.
"We really, really like them," Rochelle Wiseman added.
"I think they're a fresh team, and a fresh take on the show."
As for whether The Saturdays could become judges themselves, Frankie Sandford doesn't think it's their time yet.
"We're not at that level, we're still being judged ourselves," she said.
:: The Saturdays are appearing in a joint Nintendo and Dogs Trust television advert for the new Nintendo 3DS game called Nintendogs + Cats.