Yesterday was a dark day for pop when Girls Aloud announced that they will be joining Spice Girls in the graveyard of “Great Girl Groups Gone by”. We have finally stopped crying (on the metro) and dusted ourselves off and wondered: Who will carry the Girls Aloud gauntlet? With The Saturdays on course to be number 1 the same week that Girls Aloud stepped down, many people believe that they could take the crown. But Little Mix are dominating charts and with a talent show win under their belt, could they snatch the title? It’s time to settle this. We did want a ‘Walk This Way- Sugababes Vs Girls Aloud’ re-creation but it was outside our budget so we’re going to pit them against each other the way we do it best… with a Maximum Pop! Versus!
[column width=half] Jade, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Perrie [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Frankie, Mollie, Rochelle, Una and Vanessa [/column]
[column width=half]Almost 2[/column]
[column width=half last=true]6[/column]
[column width=half] Little Mix debuted at number 1 with their X Factor single ‘Cannonball’ but what X Factor winner’s single doesn’t debut at number 1? – *cough* Joe Mc Elderry *cough* But their next single ‘Wings’ went to number 1 also. [/column]
[column width=half last=true]EDIT – The Saturdays are currently number one, riding high with ‘What About Us’ which their first and (so far only) number one[/column]
Do they have their own TV Show?
[column width=half] No TV show but they’re only 2, give them a chance. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] The Sats have a show on E! called ‘Chasing the Saturdays’. But this wasn’t their first attempt at cracking the TOWIE market, they also had an ITV2 reality series called The Saturdays: 24/7. [/column]
Who have they collaborated with?
[column width=half] Little Mix have recently announced that Missy Elliot will be featuring on their latest track ‘How Ya Doin’ and also worked with T-Boz (lead singer of top 90s girl group, TLC) on their album track ‘Red Planet’. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Sean Paul and Flo-Rida, but they are up there with Pitbull in the “Who hasn’t?” category. [/column]
Did they win X Factor?
[column width=half] Yes, breaking the “girl band curse” and becoming the first ever group to win the X Factor. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Although the ladies did not win X-Factor, Frankie and Rochelle did win a place in S Club Juniors in a television show called ‘S Club Search’. [/column]
[column width=half] Two words. Zayn Malik. That is all. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Rochelle is married to Marvin from JLS, Una is the mother of Rugby star Ben Foden’s child, Frankie has dated hotties including Dougie Poynter of Mc Fly fame, and Mollie was even linked to Prince Harry. But it’s still no Zayn Malik. [/column]
[column width=half] 9/10 [/column]
[column width=half last=true] 8/10 [/column]
Member most likely to join the X Factor judging panel?
[column width=half] These ladies seem a little too fresh from the X Factor to step onto the panel just yet- We don’t want another Alexandra Burke “OK.com” moment, now do we? [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Frankie seems like she would fit quite nicely into the judging line up and was even linked to the role just before Tulisa took over. [/column]
If they were a boyband, who would they be?
[column width=half] JLS [/column]
[column width=half last=true] The Wanted [/column]
Would they get thrown out of a party for being too rowdy?
[column width=half] It’s a possibility but they’re still slightly behind Stooshe on the wildness rating. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] No! These ladies are ladies. [/column]
Now it’s time for the Aloud Analysis:
Who’s the Nadine?
[column width=half] Perrie is Little Mix’s lead singer and has a distinctive voice that is undoubtedly Little Mix’s sound, not too different from Ms. Coyle. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Vanessa. Did you hear those pipes in ‘Pop Star to Opera Star’? [/column]
Who’s the Cheryl?
[column width=half] Jade. Being a Geordie with cute dimples, she is naturally Little Mix’s answer to Cheryl. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Frankie. She’s had a tough time in the public eye and climbing up the FHM Sexiest Women list, much like our Chezza did before she finally conquered Saturday Night TV. [/column]
Who’s the Sarah?
[column width=half] Leigh- Anne definitely has the oomph and attitude that any budding Sarah Harding should have. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Mollie is the closest Saturday to a party animal as all the other Sats have settled down and are having babies. The fact that Mollie is blond also helps. [/column]
Who’s the Nicola?
[column width=half] Jesy, like Nicola, received some bad press and nasty comments at the beginning of Little Mix but has since been embraced and loved by everyone. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] We can’t really find a Saturday who is on par with Nicola Roberts. [/column]
Who’s the Kimberely?
[column width=half] There’s only four members in Little Mix. [/column]
[column width=half last=true] Kimberley is a nice wholesome girl as are all The Saturday but only one Saturday makes us all fuzzy inside when they start speaking like our Kimda does and that’s Una. [/column]
So, do you think one of these girl groups can fill the void left in our hearts by Girls Aloud? Which band of beauties should come out on top? Are The Saturdays something you look forward to all week? Or maybe you think Little Mix ‘Change Your Life’ whenever they’re on your mp3?
So there we have it! With a fairly conclusive 65% of the vote, The Saturdays are our new favourite girlband. Glad that’s sorted. Hurrah!