Little Mix hit up Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena with one of the best pop shows I’ve seen recently, fiercely paving the way for a new generation of girl groups and lady power. There is definitely a reason as to why they are the most successful girl group in the world behind The Spice Girls, maybe something is in the water over in England?
Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson had everything nailed, from the red black and white outfits which were personalised to each of them, their insane vocals, to the hair flicking dance moves which meant the crowd didn’t stop moving through all of their bangers, old and new!
‘Are you feeling sassy tonight!?’ yelled Jesy to the crowd, and after seeing them strut their stuff on stage, you bet I was. It was hard to nail it down, but here are the top 5 moments from the Little Mix Glory Days tour show:
Photo courtesy of Sean Finney
Their incredible harmonies in F.U
As soon as those four chairs were dragged on to stage, I knew I was ready for some smooth well-known Little Mix harmonies. I had no doubt before going to this show that these girls had some pipes on them, but seeing them nail their four-part harmonies in F.U cemented that even more. THESE GIRLS CAN SING. The crowd was soon ablaze with phone lights, swaying along to the beat of the song and creating an incredible atmosphere to this slower jam.
After the more chilled out vibe of F.U, the crowd was blasted with the foot-stomping drum beat of their smash hit, Hair, which got everyone off their phones and straight into dancing. This is a damn lady power song about getting over an ex, and even though most of the crowd were most likely too young to have ever had an ex, they sang it back to the girls with all the emotion of a scorned wife who had just found out her husband had been cheating on her with the maid.
GET IT GIRLS.
Dedicating Secret Love Song pt. II to the LGBTQ community
When this song first came out, fans realised how the narrative in the song could also easily apply to the struggles the LGBTQ community face when it comes to showing affection in public, and relationships in general. Little Mix were quick to note how they had the same thoughts:
@mmm_gash I'm so happy you've said this ??❤️ this is how I picture it and how we saw the music video in our heads xxjadexx
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) November 5, 2015
So when it came to performing the song live, they introduced it by giving a massive shout out to their LGBTQ fans, some of which had brought along rainbow flags to the show. As a rainbow flag was slowly superimposed over the massive screen behind the stage, the audience cheered even louder. This is what good pop music should be about, inclusivity, and the ability to make everyone feel like they are important and loved.
Throwback to Wings
A good testament for how well made a pop song is is its longevity, and Little Mix proved they had what it takes to be a pop super group by bringing back one of their first ever singles, Wings. They started the track off singing in perfect four-part harmony (what’s new!) to a minimalistic piano backing, before exploding into the second half of the first verse. This song is one of those timeless lady power bangers, catch me listening to this song in 2047.
After belting out one of their most recent singles, Touch, the girls swiftly exited the stage. But we all know that the show ain’t over without an encore. And gosh, were we in for a treat. The girls strutted back on stage, with Perrie saying to the crowd ‘Alright guys, we couldn’t leave without doing one song in particular, do you have any idea what it is Sydney!?’, and you’re damn RIGHT I knew what it was. This was the moment I had been waiting for. SHOUT OUT TO MY EX. A lot of fist pumping and pyrotechnics ensued, and some pretty awful loud singing on my behalf. It was a strong finish, and proved why they are most definitely the hottest girl group in the world right now.