Review: Little Mix, Salute Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

HUGE SHOW ... Little Mix played a sold-out show at the Metro Radio Arena, in Newcastle.
HUGE SHOW ... Little Mix played a sold-out show at the Metro Radio Arena, in Newcastle.

LITTLE Mix left a sell-out crowd at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena stunned at the weekend.

The girlband, which stars South Shields singers Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards, were at the venue on Saturday with their Salute Tour.

The X Factor-winning group, which also includes Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, put on an absolutely amazing show.

As the music began, a huge banner of the girls was dropped to reveal a three-tier stage.

The girls were lowered on wires as the crowd screamed and they went into tour and album title track, Salute.

Backed up by a troupe of six male dancers, the girls looked gorgeous and confident as they performed the powerful song.

Next came album tracks Nothing Feels Like You and About The Boy, before Jade told the crowd how special the gig was, especially for herself and Perrie.

The girls thanked their fans for their support before moving into the empowering Change Your Life.

The group’s harmonies were so tight and their voices really shone as they belted out those big notes.

Each of the girls has a stunning voice and was given the chance to show off their skills individually and as a team.

Little Mix performed a cover of Katy Perry’s Dark Horse before running off stage for a costume change and riding back onto the stage in a jeep and singing A Different Beat, before moving onto How Ya Doin’?, Mr Loverboy and a beautiful a cappella version of Boy.

Big ballad Towers left a lump in my throat after the girls gave a stunning and emotional performance.

They sped things back up with Competition and Comic Relief single, Word Up! before running off stage for another costume change.

The girls came back with DNA and Stand Down before performing a medley of chart hits.

The group performed Little Me and Move before leaving the stage as fans screamed for more.

They returned one last time with an encore of Good Enough and Wings, before an explosion of confetti covered the crowd.

The production was absolutely massive and the girls looked and sounded gorgeous.

They’ve come so far since their time on The X Factor and I’m sure they’ve still got a long way to go.

The show left me bursting with pride and desperate for more.

The girls deserve every last bit of success.

Little Mix were supported by Harvey, NVS and MO.

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