REVIEW: LITTLE MIX Blackpool Opera House

Little Mix's new music video for Salute.
Little Mix's new music video for Salute.
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If throwing a sweaty towel to screaming fans means you’ve made it in the world of pop then Little Mix are flying.

For nigh on two hours the X-Factor winning girl-band thrilled 3,000 Little Mixers and their mums (with a few dads thrown in for good measure).

You knew it was going to be a noisy one when the presumably normal little voices in the crowd virtually made ears bleed as a huge banner of the girls was dropped to reveal a three-tier stage.

The volume was amazingly cranked up another notch as the band was lowered by wires onto the Opera House stage.

From a booming start with Salute, taken from their latest album and the title of this tour, these young women put on an incredible show performing perfect solos and harmonies to energetic dance routines. Not once did anyone put a note or foot out of place.

It’s easy to dismiss reality show winners but Little Mix have gone from strength to strength and deserve their fans’ adoration.

And this was certainly proved when there was a mad scrabble among some young fans as Jesy Nelson threw her towel into the crowd.

Songs on the night included album tracks Nothing Feels Like You and About The Boy, singles Change Your Life and A Different Beat, before Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne moved onto How Ya Doin’?, Mr Loverboy and a superb a cappella version of Boy.

Big ballad Towers was spot on and the girls then livened things up with Competition and Comic Relief single, Word Up!

Crowd favourite DNA was a big hit and the group performed Little Me and Move 
before leaving the stage to wild screams from their fans who were calling for more.

And while this band is flying there was only one way to end the night with a fantastic rendition of their debut number one single Wings.

Sarah Rhodes