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Vodka_Drinka 25-01-2013 13:52

The Saturdays trying to break America
 
I see they've been given their own reality show on E! Good for them, but wouldn't it have been a better idea to have cracked the UK properly first? They've never been that big really have they, and all of their material is pretty forgettable.

They are to girl bands what The Wanted are to boy bands. Dull, bland and completely boring. Why are they even bothering trying to crack America at all? It's never gonna happen!

kieranyeah123 25-01-2013 14:22

They've done alright here to be fair. I think they'll do well in the US, not as well as Little Mix though.

elgransenor1 25-01-2013 15:02

never got a number one despite being given every opportunity to do so.

used to quite like them now but horribly overexposed, also only one of them (vanessa) can really sing. to hear mollie or frankie sing is quite embarrasing.

garyessex 25-01-2013 16:36

Good luck to them, they've certaining lasted longer and had more hits then some recent girlbands. They're quite established in the UK despite a lack of #1s so no real need to crack the uk

MrMeatAndPotato 25-01-2013 16:48

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Originally Posted by elgransenor1 (Post 63848820)
never got a number one despite being given every opportunity to do so.

used to quite like them now but horribly overexposed, also only one of them (vanessa) can really sing. to hear mollie or frankie sing is quite embarrasing.

Correct. Daily Mail pushing them the most though... they better hope to get some success soon, otherwise they're dead in the water when the media loses interest.

Simi89 25-01-2013 16:54

Seems like a big risk, to concentrate on the US when there is now competion in their original market (Little Mix, Stooshe). I like the saturdays but a lot of their fame is from hype about their looks etc rather than their music. For example I buy their singles or individual songs but not full albums if I like them. Their single sales are alright in the UK but their album sales aren't great, a lot of the money they make seems to come from endorsements and things.

chuck_wippl 26-01-2013 11:39

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Originally Posted by garyessex (Post 63850665)
Good luck to them, they've certaining lasted longer and had more hits then some recent girlbands. They're quite established in the UK despite a lack of #1s so no real need to crack the uk

See but I think they've only lasted so long due to the SclubJuniors former members (Frankie and Rochelle) being in the group.

I think someone is quite clearly determined to get their moneys worth, from all the money and time that's been ploughed into them over the years. Even though if it were any other girl group without these 2 "big" names, they would have been droppped yonks ago.

Their sales are distinctly average. And that's being generous! They're all getting a bit old now (in pop group terms) and 2 of them are mothers!! Not really going to ever bring in the desired fans, is it?

Not saying you can't be successful over the age of 25 (look at PCD!) or can't be successful with kids (Adele) but these 2 examples are leagues away from the Sats. The Sats are just a throwaway puppet pop group :yawn:

I think the men upstairs should just cut their losse and start over with a new girl group.

COTTONHEAT 26-01-2013 17:38

America have recently found there own Version of the Saturdays on the X Factor USA Called Fifth Harmony

BBaddict212 26-01-2013 17:47

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Originally Posted by kieranyeah123 (Post 63848062)
They've done alright here to be fair. I think they'll do well in the US, not as well as Little Mix though.

I wouldn't even say "alright" to be honest. They haven't even scored a number 1 and one of their tracks was sitting outside the top 70 just three weeks after it's release.

They are simply a rip-of Girls Aloud personally.

Shadow2009 26-01-2013 17:54

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Originally Posted by BBaddict212 (Post 63878960)
I wouldn't even say "alright" to be honest. They haven't even scored a number 1 and one of their tracks was sitting outside the top 70 just three weeks after it's release.

They are simply a rip-of Girls Aloud personally.

11/13 top ten singles is pretty good. They've had consistant success since 2008 which is pretty good considering how quickly artists fade in popularity (Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, September, Duffy, Ting Tings, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Nelly Furtardo etc). Not many artists can still secure top ten singles five years into their career, never mind a girl band with no real support behind them (little airplay, no X-Factor or Britains Got Talent, no media scandals).

Rose Petals 26-01-2013 18:11

Ain't gonna happen. Give it up, girls.

BBaddict212 26-01-2013 19:17

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Originally Posted by Rose Petals (Post 63879410)
Ain't gonna happen. Give it up, girls.

This.

They are mentally insane if they or their managers/agents even think they can attempt to break America.

For a start they aren't even that big over here.

They are dull.

Whilst they have had some decent songs, they haven't been that brilliant because they haven't even had a No.1 single.

X Factor or Britain's Got Talent aren't even signing them to appear as guests so from all of the above, they should be thankful that they still feature in the odd music channel.

This is the most ridiculous story/thread I have read today!

Souffle Girl 26-01-2013 19:21

They absolutely stink of desperation and have done for a few years now. It's so, so off-puttting. Their latest album was awful too. I liked their previous efforts but have been disappointed and annoyed by them for quite some time now.

BBaddict212 26-01-2013 19:34

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Originally Posted by Souffle Girl (Post 63881155)
They absolutely stink of desperation and have done for a few years now. It's so, so off-puttting. Their latest album was awful too. I liked their previous efforts but have been disappointed and annoyed by them for quite some time now.

I still cringe at their debut single and the video ~shudder~

Souffle Girl 26-01-2013 20:00

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Originally Posted by BBaddict212 (Post 63881537)
I still cringe at their debut single and the video ~shudder~

I went off them when they were actively campaigning for number one during the release of Missing You. It was ridiculous. If people want to buy someone's music they will...I don't know what they were thinking, and they've still not calmed down in their relentless overexposure a few years later. I can't believe more people haven't gone off them. For me there is nothing worse than this level of desperation (although I can't think of any other music act who has reached SUCH an extreme level of it apart from the Saturdays).

fruitloop27 26-01-2013 21:23

They had an interview in last week's You magazine & it was so off-putting. I can't put my finger on it but it was so...lame. It all seemed so desperate, as if they were just starting out. All this 'we finish each other's sentences' stuff just made me :rolleyes:
They had one good tune (All Fired Up)- everything else is just dirge.

Sez_babe 26-01-2013 21:31

I love a lot of their music but there hasn't been that one big song that most very successful artists have. One song that defines them and makes them stand out.


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