third UK Popstars may look for a male/female duo instead of a group. The UK’s ITV is bringing back Popstars for a third season, although it may not follow the format of the first two seasons. “One of the formats being considered is a search for a boy-girl duo, instead of the usual five-piece group,”… continue reading
UK Popstars groups’ tour cancelled. A tour featuring the two groups formed on Popstars: The Rivals has been cancelled probably because of “poor ticket sales,” the Mirror reports. And “TV company Granada is now considering suing the promoters for breach of contract,” according to the paper. One True Voice (recently voted the worst group in… continue reading
UK Popstars boy band manager says he’ll kill himself if group doesn’t hit #1. Popstars: The Rivals has selected its first group, and it’s manager is so confident about their success he’s threatening suicide. Boy band–er, “vocal harmony group”–One True Voice is composed of
UK Popstars contestant admits he lied about his age and quits the show. Popstars: The Rivals contestant Peter Smith doctored an ID card to pretend he was 23; he’s 25 and the show’s cut-off is 24. “I don’t feel like a genuine person and I can’t take up offers when I know that I cheated… continue reading
rejected Popstars contestant doesn’t think contract is “outrageous.” Last week Popstars: The Rivals contestant Nicole Ward quit the show, saying, “The contract is outrageous. If we win we have to sign up to an agreement, which means they own us,” MTV reports. The first contestant to be kicked off the show by the voting public… continue reading
Hear’Say splits up citing “daily abuse” from public and media. The UK’s first Popstars group, Hear’Say, has broken up, citing “the daily abuse they received from the UK media and the general public,” according to MTV UK. Member Myleene Klass said, “Nobody deserves what we went through on any level.” The groups’ single broke records… continue reading
Pop Idol runner-up “worried” about eventual Popstars: The Rivals bands. Gareth Gates, the 18-year-old runner-up on the UK’s Pop Idol, says he’s “worried” about the two groups that will come out of Popstars: The Rivals. The UK’s latest version of Popstars will end with the creation of a boy band and a girl band that… continue reading
next UK Popstars group will be selected by the public, not judges. Although there will be judges on the next Popstars in the UK, the viewing audience will be able to vote to select the final group members.
Hear’Say selects new member. The UK’s first Popstars group, Hear’Say, has a new member: Johnny Shentall. He replaces departed member Kym; he’s best known for being a member of Boom!, and also for being former Steps member Lisa Scott-Lee’s boyfriend.
Kym definitely out of Hear’Say. Rumors that Kym has quit Hear’Say, the UK Popstars-formed group, have been confirmed, and now five people are four. Auditions will be held to find her replacement. + also: Popstars loser group has to change their name.
Hear’Say talking about their future after Kym reportedly quits the group. The UK’s first Popstars group, Hear’Say, will be “sitting down this week to discuss the future” of the group, a spokesperson for Polydor told the BBC News. The talks come after Kym Marsh reportedly quit the group a few days ago.
UK Popstars group Hear’Say releasing their second album next week. The UK’s Popstars spawned Hear’Say, and the group is releasing their second album in less than nine months next week. Their first album has sold half a million copies, and the group tells Worldpop that they don’t see such a quick second release “as ripping… continue reading
apologies and revelations from the person who answered the Australian Popstars’ e.mail. Kim McNamara answered the nearly 3,000 e.mail messages the Australian Popstars received. In Ironminds, she talks about her job and apologizes “to anyone out there who wrote in to the group and believed that they were receiving a personal, filthy e-mail from one… continue reading
UK Popstars selects its group. Three women and two men have been selected as the group from the UK’s Popstars. Similar to boy band dissing of the U.S.’ O-Town, the group and show have received criticism: Spice Girl Melanie C “accus[ed] the creators of exploitation,” the BBC reports. The currently nameless group will release its… continue reading
second episode of UK’s Popstars airs tomorrow. The British network ITV debuted its version of Popstars Wednesday; the second episode airs Saturday night at 5:55 p.m. With 159 of the 3,000 contestants left, “things are starting to get tough,” the show’s site says.