3AM: Top Girls say it loud; First Night VIP GIRLS ALOUD At the Newcastle Metro Arena.Byline: Eva Simpson & Caroline Hedley
WHEN it comes to girl power, there's only one act in the running these days.
And Girls Aloud Girls Aloud are Smash Hits Poll Winners, TMF Award winning and BRIT Award nominated British girl group who found fame after winning the ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 on which they were created. proved why they are the undisputed queens of the charts as they kicked off their Greatest Hits tour in Newcastle.
The 11,000 adoring fans at the Metro Arena went wild when the girls were lowered on to the stage in a black metal cage.
And if their 15 consecutive Top 10 singles aren't enough - that's five more than the Spice Girls The Spice Girls are an English all-female pop group, formed in London in 1994. The Spice Girls, consisting of: Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996. - their sexy stage act is something to be reckoned with too.
The Girls emerged in black hot pants hot pants
1. Vulgar Slang Strong sexual desire.
2. Very brief tight shorts worn by women as an outer garment.
Noun 1. and thigh-high boots before changing into tiny skirts and South American dancing dresses.
After Something Kinda Ooooh and Wake Me Up, they pounded into crowd favourite Jump. Then followed platinum-selling debut Sound Of The Underground and hit after hit: Long Hot Summer, I Think We're Alone Now, Money, Biology and Love Machine.
The teenage girls and 20-something blokes in the audience certainly left happy.
Especially when the girls climbed their own stairway stairway
Series or flight of steps that provides a means of moving from one level to another. The earliest stairways seem to have been built with walls on both sides, as in Egyptian pylons dating from the 2nd millennium BC. to heaven - a huge silver one topped with a slowly spinning stage - for I'll Stand By You.
No one was more at home than Geordie girl Cheryl, back on native soil. An emotional Mrs Cole even filled up as she chatted between songs.
For the finale the girls climbed out of five dimly-lit beds pursued by male dancers who leapt from under the covers.
Enough to make the mums of the under-10s turn pale... but everyone else lapped it up.
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