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Solo Cheryl for Childline show; GIRLS ALOUD BABE'S IRISH DEBUT AT 02.


POP babe Cheryl Cole will stage her first solo performance in Ireland at the Childline concert, the Irish Daily Mirror can reveal.

The Girls Aloud star has signed up for the massive event and hopes to wow fans with tracks from her new album Three Words.

Organisers were planning to keep the news secret until next month but we can reveal she will be joined by girl band arch-rivals The Saturdays at the bash.

And Ireland's biggest pop act ever, Westlife, will make their stage comeback for their first show since they thrilled a sell-out crowd at Croke Park last summer.

A show insider revealed last night: "It's going to be the biggest Childline ever with the best line-up of stars. It's a huge coup to get Cheryl Cole making her first solo appearance in Ireland - she will be a massive draw.

"And it goes without saying that Westlife making their comeback at the 02 is a massive thing too."

Cheryl will be desperate to steal the thunder from The Saturdays who have been locked in a chart battle with Girls Aloud for the past year. A source close to the singer revealed: "There is a bit of friction between the two bands to say the least.

"The Saturdays are clearly trying to go after Girls Aloud fans so Cheryl will be out there to really steal the spotlight from them.

"I'm sure there will be an awkward moment if they bump into each other backstage."

Westlife will mark their comeback by closing the show with a series of their biggest hits and new material.

They will perform six songs including two from a new album that they will release early next year.

The band are plotting a major comeback after taking a year off to concentrate on family life.

Singer Shane Filan told the Irish Daily Mirror: "We can't wait to get back on the stage. We feel we have our strongest material for years.

"It was fantastic to have a bit of normality for a year but now we're itching to get back. Our new album is going to be entirely new music - there will be no covers."


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 30, 2009
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