Its rare for the paparazzi to be greeted with quite this much delight.
But for X Factor finalists Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony it's still a novelty to be treated as celebrities.
The wannabes couldn't hide their delight when they realised they were being photopgrahed as they amused themselves on a rare day off from filming in Los Angeles.
Jumping around and giving one another piggybacks, the excited youngsters put on a show for the cameras on Robertson Boulevard.
Lazy Sunday: The US X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony took some time off to hang out in West Hollyood in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon
Messing about: Emblem3's Keaton and Drew jump around and pull faces for the cameras
Emblem3 is composed of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick.
They were joined by fellow groups finalist Firth Harmony, who happen to share the same mentor, Simon Cowell.
Fifth Harmony consists of Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, Lauren Juaregui, Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke
The girls all looked stylish and confident as they strutted around the busy shopping street and smiled happily for the cameras.
Time off: The other group finalists Emblem3 also had the afternoon off and spent the day in West Hollywood. From left to right Wesley Stromberg, Drew Chadwick and Keaton Stromberg
The girls: From left to right are Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello,Lauren Juaregui, Normani Kordei and Ally Brooke
The final of the hit singing show is in just a few weeks so the hopefuls must be feeling the pressure.
Both bands were kept in the competition in this week's elimination show after Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller were booted off.
Both groups are mentored by head judge Simon Cowell, who is said to work his protegees incredibly hard.
Narmoni of Fifth Harmony has even previously detailed their tough schedules - including 'minimal sleep'.
Stars in the making: All of the girls looked like stylish off-duty pop stars
Snub: It has been reported that the band turned down an invitation to perform at Kendall Kardashian's birthday
Meanwhile Emblem3 reportedly turned down an invitation to perform at Kendall Kardashian's upcoming birthday party.
Apparently host Khloe Kardashian contacted the group on behalf of her half-sister but they had to turn down the offer because they were too busy.
It is also rumoured that Keaton Stromberg is dating Lauren Juaregui despite the teen insisting he is 'single' in a recent interview.
Hyper: Wesley definitely seems to be them most athletic of the group. Or maybe he's just had the most sugar that day
Rumoured dating: There have also been reports that Keaton Stromberg is dating Fifth Harmony's Lauren Juaregui