A Scottish band The Risk are worried that The X Factor group by the same name could ruin their careers.
The boyband want the talent show act to change their name to prevent confusion.
The Risk, from Prestwick in Ayrshire, formed at school three years ago.
They are worried that the identical names could cost them a record deal.
Singer Sam Barker told the Daily Record: "We've worked really hard to build a following under our name and we will fight to keep it.
"If these guys get very famous it could ruin our chance of success."
Sam, and bandmates Robert Kilmurry, Ken named their group The Risk because it contains the initials of their first names.
Bassist 17-year-old Connor McCaughey joined the band later.
The lads played at the Barrowlands in Glasgow as part of a promotional concert for five unsigned acts in 2008.
They've also played the city's 02 Academy and are currently recording an album.
Sam said: "Our name means a lot to us and the last thing we want to do is change it.
"We've spoken to a lawyer for advice but he said our best hope is for the boyband to get put out of the contest before they get famous."
He added: "Because they have the backing of Simon Cowell's record company we have no chance of forcing them to change their name.
"But we would like Simon to step in and change the name. We hope he can see where we are coming from with this.
"If we had to change our name it could ruin things for us."
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