Review & Gallery: The Saturdays, NIA

Sassy, sequined and skimpy - and that was just the outfits.

The Saturdays turned up the heat in the Midlands when they brought their greatest hits tour to Birmingham’s NIA.

The glittering girl band made a Monday night feel more like a Saturday when their party rolled into town - and they were ably assisted by Dudley support act Beth Sherburn.

The Saturdays show got under way last night with a countdown to the departure of ‘Sats Air’ before the five leading ladies appeared on stage accompanied by dancers dressed as pilots.

Dressed in glitzy gold outfits, Frankie Bridge, Una Foden, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King and Vanessa White opened their party with What are you Waiting For.

With beaming smiles, the girls made their way through their back catalogue of singles, sending the crowd into fever pitch with their upbeat tracks.

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Before the main event, Black Country girl Beth Sherburn took to the stage and went down a treat with the crowd.

Beth, from Gornal, may only be at the start of her pop career but she held the attention of the audience like a consummate professional.

From the moment she stepped on the stage with the confidence and star quality of a seasoned performer and launched into a sequence of her own tracks and medleys, the audience were clapping along.

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She brought with her three of her own tracks, including the dubstep infused ‘Stamp on It’ and her debut single featuring Lil’ Wayne.

Although her performance was short and sweet, like any support act worth its salt, she did a solid job of doing what any newcomer warm up act should do: getting the crowd revved up for the main act, but leave them keeping an eye out for the name Beth Sherburn in the future.

By Charlie Benton

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