Review of Little Mix Cardiff Gig
It seems a long time ago since Little Mix became the first ever group to win the X Factor (and it was four years ago), but they have come a long way. From the relatively shy group of ordinary girls, they have been revamped from their sometimes unfortunate X Factor styling in to truly polished, accomplished and above all, credible performers.
Released from the shackles of Simon Cowell, the girls are doing it their way, amply demonstrated by a brilliant gig in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. The latest leg of their Get Weird tour went down a storm with a pretty mixed crowd.
The show which featured various shades of Little Mix was as sassy, as it was moody, as it was emotional. The stage and production lived up to the tour title with various backdrops all amazingly produced from the zebra print armchairs to the slightly weird (that’s the point) dancers with giant bunny heads in a dark forest. The crowd loved the giant spell book, although I am not sure if it was for the book or for what it signalled.
The performance was professional, fun and above all very sexy (epitomised by the lovely Perrie who looked amazing). The highlights were the girls performance to Hair, showing flicks galore and real sass. DNA showed their attitude and pure sexiness and evidence that these girls are the real deal and not some X Factor product.
Black Magic showed Little Mix at their fullest and the crowd reaction was brilliant and nothing less than the girls deserved. Change your Life was quite emotional but nothing compared to the performance of Secret Love Song.
For Secret Love Song, the noise, pyrotechnics and dancing all stopped. This was a real stripped back performance where you could really see the ability and the emotions that the Little Mix girls have in their act. The close-up cameras on the audience reactions were brilliantly executed and proved to be a great introduction by the production team.
Apart from the great display. Aside from how amazing all the girls looked. And putting to one side the brilliant pop songs that Little Mix performed. The girls showed their personality and you actually thought you got to know them a bit by being at the gig. The nice touched of the cute waves to young fans, cheeky winks to the boys and the in jokes made them seem on a level and connected with their audience.
Little Mix are without doubt, currently one the best pop acts in the world. Great talents from real people, lets hope this success continues and we see a lot more from the only group in the whole girl group category.
If you get a chance to see Little Mix on their Get Weird Tour, make sure you do. Even if you are not a fan of pop music, I think you will enjoy the performance, if not, I need to question where your soul is.
Review by Ian Salter