What granted can't seem to accept is that within Girls Aloud, Nadine was superior to Cheryl but in the real world, Nadine doesn't have a strong enough voice to cut it as a solo artist.
Exactly right. Louis Walsh was bigging Nadine up from day one by telling her she was the one carrying the group and letting her believe the hype.
As it turns out, she may have the best voice in the group (though had Javine made it, she was far superior imo), that doesn't actually mean she's got enough to be a solo artist.
IMO, she can sing but she doesn't have a great or distinctive voice. She also isn't particularly attractive which matters these days in the pure pop world. add to that the fact she appears to have the personality and charisma of a paper bag and it's no wonder she didn't set the music world alight.
I'm no fan of Mrs Cole but she does have something about her that people warm to, Nadine doesn't.
It was the same when Javine got signed. She has a great voice and brought out decent material but she just isn't very likeable and that meant a career that sank