Belfast Telegraph

Review: Girls Aloud, Odyssey Arena

By Lauren Mulvenny

The most talked about pop princesses in the UK landed here last night as Girls Aloud launched the Belfast leg of their Out Of Control tour.

Kicking off the first of three shows at the Odyssey Arena, the fiery five-piece proved themselves again as the queens of the pop anthem.

And with a seven-year career in the bag — and five albums under their belts — Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Derry-born Nadine Coyle certainly had plenty of ‘oomph’ as they set to work proving their critics wrong.

Appearing on stage to thousands of screaming fans, the pop starlets launched into recent Brit-Award winning track The Promise, wearing slinky long white and silver sparkly dresses. The girls soon cast this sophisticated look aside, whipping off their long skirts in favour of shorter ones.

The show got even sexier when the costumes took a dominatrix twist — with the band wearing leotards and hot pants that could have come from the wardrobe of the kooky-styled Lady GaGa — alongside raunchy routines with shirtless male backing dancers.

Much of the focus was on the latest album from which the tour gets it name with new hits the Loving Kind and Untouchable getting a great crowd reaction.

However it was the earlier hits that |really got the crowd screaming, with Love Machine and Sexy! No No No sending the crowd of all ages wild.

With two more nights to go, the girls are certainly bringing Something Kinda Oooh to Belfast.

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