British hip-hop group Big Brovaz have put their chart comeback on hold - because two of the bandmembers have experienced success with their new dance project, BOOTY LUV.
The female members of the group, Cherise and Nadia, scored a top 10 hit in the UK earlier this year (07) with their dance remake of Tweet's Boogie 2nite, and have decided to continue working on tracks as duo Booty Luv - which was initially meant to be a one-off side project.
Cherise says, "To be honest (Big Brovaz) is not moving at all. We have to think about our careers, and the Booty Luv project is going so well we are just going to put all our effort and energy into that for a while."
And while the girls were disappointed their attempt to enter the Eurovision Song Contest as Britain's representatives failed, they are glad it has worked out for the better.
They add, "It was an experience. If we'd have gone through, then we couldn't do what we are doing now with Booty Luv. It all worked out for the best in the end."
LATEST: The BBC have dismissed reports the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry Scooch cheated to win the chance to represent the country in a televised contest on Saturday (17MAR07), insisting all of the group's vocals were sung live.
A number of acts including Scooch, former East 17 singer Brian Harvey, ex-The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins and hip-hop group Big Brovaz competed for the opportunity to become the UK's Eurovision entry on the BBC TV programme MAKING YOUR MIND UP.
Scooch were the surprise victors - but Harvey today (20MAR07) claimed they mimed and their song FLYING THE FLAG (FOR YOU) was sung by two singers hiding backstage.
However, a BBC spokesperson denied all reports of foul-play, saying, "They and any of the band are allowed within Eurovision rules to have backing vocalists out of vision. All of Scooch's vocals were sung live as were all six acts."
Former East 17 singer Brian Harvey has accused the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry Scooch of cheating to win the chance to take part in the event.
A number of acts including Scooch, Harvey, Big Brovaz and Justin Hawkins competed for the chance to represent the UK in the televised contest on a live BBC show on Saturday (17MAR07).
Scooch were the surprise victors - but Harvey claims they mimed and their song FLYING THE FLAG (FOR YOU) was sung by two singers hiding backstage.
He says, "I was p**sed off with the whole Scooch thing. I thought one of the singers was mouthing something and nothing came out. The public have been conned."
Big Brovaz star RANDY agrees, "It seems they were miming as the backstage girls were really loud most of the time. Also the microphones Scooch used were for miming."
LATEST: Former The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has called the British public "either racist or stupid" for failing to choose him as the UK entry for this year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest.
The singer claims televised contest MAKING YOUR MIND UP was "a stitch-up", and stormed off stage during filming on Saturday (17MAR07).
Hawkins lost out to British pop group Scooch, whose song FLYING THE FLAG (FOR YOU) was chosen as the UK entry by viewers of the BBC show.
The star writes on his MySpace page: "The United Kingdom must be either racist or stupid not to have voted for Big Brovaz or (fellow contestant) BEVERLEI BROWN - she looked and sounded fantastic.
"It's like when multi-award winning, multi-million selling Lemar lost to DAVID 'three stars at Burger King' SNEDDON in (British talent show) Fame Academy all those years ago. Nothing ever changes.
"The whole thing whiffed of a stitch-up, particularly when you consider that our supporters had their banners confiscated by security, whilst Scooch fans were filmed proudly waving theirs.
"When Big Brovaz were eliminated, my heart sank and I thought, 'The dream is over.' I was right."
Former DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins was so devastated he was not chosen to represent the UK in this year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest, he stormed off and snubbed his fellow contestants at the afterparty for the BBC TV show MAKING YOUR MIND UP.
Hawkins was beaten by British pop group Scooch, whose song FLYING THE FLAG (FOR YOU) was chosen as the UK entry by viewers of the BBC contest.
A source says, "He was a complete diva. He got in a right old strop because he wasn't picked."
Scooch also saw off competition from ex-East 17 singer Brian Harvey, former Atomic Kitten singer Liz Mcclarnon, London hip-hop collective Big Brovaz and solo star CYNDI to sing at the televised final in Helsinki, Finland on 12 May (07).
British pop group Scooch have beaten former DARKNESS frontman Justin Hawkins and ex-East 17 singer Brian Harvey to represent the UK at this year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest.
The foursome, who briefly appeared in the UK pop charts in 2000, will sing FLYING THE FLAG (FOR YOU) at the televised contest in Helsinki, Finland on 12 May (07).
Scooch, Hawkins, Harvey, former Atomic Kitten singer Liz Mcclarnon, London hip-hop collective Big Brovaz and solo star CYNDI competed to represent the UK on TV show MAKING YOU MIND UP last night (17MAR07).
There was confusion over the winner on Saturday when host Terry Wogan announced Cyndi would be representing the UK, at the same time as his co-host Fearne Cotton correctly revealed it was Scooch.
Former The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins is one of six acts competing to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest later this year (07).
Hawkins, who quit the British rockers last year (06) after checking into rehab to quit his cocaine habit, will join forces with singer BEVERLEI BROWN next month (APR07) in a televised face-off in which TV viewers vote for who they want to represent the UK in the critically-panned contest.
He says, "I had a dream that I should do it. I think I'd got to the vote and then I woke up.
"When you've enjoyed a long break it's nice to hit back with something that is as big and as glamorous as they come.
"It's my new ambition. Eurovision is something I've always wanted to do."
Other acts vying to represent the UK include former East 17 singer Brian Harvey, ex-ATOMIC KITTEN LIZ MCCLARNON and rap collective Big Brovaz.
Last month (FEB07), Morrissey confirmed he had withdrawn from negotiations to write the UK Eurovision entry.
The FAVOURITE THINGS fivesome's track YOURS FATALLY debuted in the British singles charts at a dismal number 15 on Sunday (03OCT04), and their previous two songs AIN'T WHAT YOU DO and WE WANNA THANK YOU (THE THINGS YOU DO) also failed to make the top ten.
The remaining members of the South London group: J-ROCK, RANDY, Nadia, CHERISE and DION have faced a barrage of problems since Flawless was thrown out of the band in March (04) after he was deported from America when he was caught with marijuana.
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British urban act Big Brovaz are on the verge of being dropped by their record label.
The band's manager JONATHAN SHALIT said at Wednesday's (29SEP04) MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN (MOBO) awards, "Yes, the magic is gone for them. I think they will be calling it a day.
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Even though Flawless was kicked out of the band this week (ends26MAR04) after being caught with a small amount of cannabis at Los Angeles airport LAX, the group have admitted fellow rapper J-ROCK was cautioned by police for possession of the drug last August (03).
However, on that occasion the band's management covered up the boozy incident in Germany - in contrast to Flawless' experience.
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