A New Destiny's Child? Gary Barlow Reckons He's Found 'Em
The 'X Factor' judge reckons he's on to something 'Bootilicious.'
Gary Barlow is truly ambitious for the new series of UK singing talent contest, The X Factor. The Take That singer is a judge on the show that filters through the country's best singing talent to find a brand new popstar.
Has Barlow Struck Gold?
The judge has reportedly created a new girl group with a trio of promising singers and before they've even reached the live stages of the competition, Gary is thinking global. A source speaking to The Sun tabloid described Barlow's enthusiasm for the talented three: "Gary really believes this trio could be the new Destiny's Child if they work hard," they said, adding "They sound really good together, they can dance and they look great[...]If the group make it to the live shows, they'll be one to watch."
Gary Has High Hopes For The New Girl Group.
One of the trio is said to be the hotly tipped South African-born beautician, Jeanette Akua, who has impressed judges with her rendition of 'Skinny Love' during her audition last weekend. Aglow with admiration, the four judges - Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh - labelled the fame-hungry hopeful as "a vision" with "star quality" and gave her four yes votes.
Watch A Clip Of Jeanette Celebrating After Her Audition:
Akua moved from South Africa two years ago to pursue her singing dream, according to The Mirror, and will be paired with other promising auditionees to form a new girl group called Stop, Look, Listen. Bouncing backstage after her audition, Akua giggled "I got four yesses[...]I can't believe it!"
As Unlikely As The Prospects Of A New DC Are, We Invite Gary To Prove Us Wrong.
Is Gary speaking too soon when he name-drops world-conquering female acts like Destiny's Child? Formed in 1990, the girl group experiences numerous line-up changes before they settled with Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. With their themes of strong and independent women, vocal strengths and spectacular dance routines, the group became one of the greatest musical trios of all time.
Though they effectively disbanded in 2006, the group have sold more than 60 million albums to date. Take That, one of the UK's most successful boy bands, have sold just shy of 50 million. Gary will have a bit of catching up to do with his own band before he starts touting his new reality TV singers as the next DC.