A totally Manufactured Pop Group
in every way possible.
Spawned from the almost Big Brother
type reality TV
, Hear'Say (a name apparently chosen by themesleves occording to the show) have quickly risen to become some of the best known faces in the UK today (March 19
Their debut single, "Pure and Simple
", broke all records in the UK
, selling over 540,000 copies in the first week. It was also the third fastest selling single in the history of British music, only being beaten by Band Aid
and that "Candle in The Wind
" for Princess Diana
Shown over the course of several weeks on ITV
quickly became cult
television as the country would stay in to watch Nigel Lythgoe
and two other judges go through the thousands wanting fame
, and eventually coming down to the last 50, then the last 10, and then the last 5.
Those finally selected were:
There was some controversy
when it was revieled in the media that one of the judges was the voice coach for one of the final five, and various other little inconsistencies
that made us suspect that everything wasn't quite as it seemed.
Thanks to AnBolb
for pointing out that they broke up on 1.10.2002. I'm sure the music world will mourn their passing like the death of a young child.