Yearly Archives: 2011


Happy New Year!

Is it just me or has 2011 come and gone in a blink of the eye? It only seems like yesterday that everyone was getting excited about the Headlines tour, rumours about a new album and what 2011 had in store for our lovely ladies. I think it’s fair to say 2011 was a generally successful year for the girls, the only minor inconveniences had to be the chart placements of My Heart Takes over and On Your Radar, but apart from that the year as a whole was pretty successful. Two tours, ending with the awesome All Fired Up Tour which was the girls first headline arena tour. The release of their new album On My Radar – which is a solid album – just for whatever reasons the girls have struggled to increase their fan base or have managed to alienate the ‘floater’ buyers who haven’t (yet) picked up the album. Either way I’m sure their management are looking at the stats and details that we don’t have and are working on a plan for 2012, talking of which …

What is lined up for the girls in 2012? We gaze into our crystal ball, which is awfully cloudy, and guess the following MIGHT happen …

– We could expect to see another single from On My Radar, what one? Who knows, but if Una is going to be involved in the promo she’s not going to want to be dancing around, so maybe a ballad?
– Common sense suggests that there will be an album release sooner rather than later. You can probably flip a coin right now if this is likely to be a re-release of On My Radar or another album type release – Greatest Hits anyone?? – Which means they could promote a new single without Una’s vocals heavily included.
– More engagements? What with Una and Rochelle getting into the sprit this Christmas who’s next? Frankie? Mollie? Place your bets now …
– More babies?
– Was all this talk about the USA just talk? Or will they actually go about it? Or will the not-so-great chart placement of On Your Radar in the UK, and the baby, change all those plans?

Musically 2012 could be another sparse year for The Saturdays, I’d imagine the girls will continue to record during 2012, maybe we’ll see new-new material by the years end, but I think the levels of promo that they did throughout 2011 will be unlikely what with Una wanting to spend time (and rightly so) with her baby, if she really wants to tour up and down the UK across the summer festival season is a decision that only she can their management can make, although the girls as a 4 piece are likely to do some promotional work for any likely single/album releases if its on the same scale as 2011 is up for debate.

Either way, we personally thank you for ALL your support to this website during 2011, with our competitions to meet the girls on the Headlines Tour at the start of the year, though to the All Fired Up Tour that only recently ended, without you guys and girls visiting it would make our work pointless.

Hope everyone has a wonderful new year! 🙂

– The Saturdays Fansite Team xx

 


Frankie offers advice to Little Mix 1

Seem @thesaturdays are having a bit of a break after the tour, with Christmas over and done with now, and New Year coming up soon 2012 will be an interesting year for the group, with Una’s baby due amongst other things. Hopefully it won’t be too quiet, we are likely to see another single – probably a slow one, what with Una expecting soon – and then you can flip a coin if we will see a re-release of ‘On Your Radar’ or maybe another album release … greatest hits anyone? … either way it shouldn’t be too quiet, but I think 2012 will be more on the quiet side than some fans might have been used to. If you miss a girl band craving, it seems our girls are still offering advice to X-Factor winners Little Mix, this is via CapitalFM:

The Saturdays have admitted that X Factor winners Little Mix asked them for advice when the two girl groups met.

The ‘Up’ singers revealed that it was nice to be looked up to as they did the same thing with Girls Aloud when they were first starting out together.

Speaking to Capital FM about Little Mix, singer Frankie Sandford said: “They asked us for some advice and it was really nice being in [that] position.”

“When we met Girls Aloud we were like Little Mix and we were like ‘have you got any advice’. It’s actually really nice to be able to look up to someone and it’s nice for us to be able to be like ‘oh, we were like that before’,” she added.

Frankie and the girls recently finished their UK and Ireland arena tour and at their Wembley Arena show, singer Una Healy announced her engagement to England rugby star Ben Foden.

Source: CapitalFM


We wish you a Merry Christmas …

… We wish you a Merry Christmas, we WISH you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Alrighty well that’s it for the singing from me this year… However to get everybody into the christmassy mood if you weren’t already, here’s some lovely performances from the girls with Christmas in mind! I can guarantee you they sound a lot better than me … 😉 These performances are quite old, about 2 years, so I’m hoping you’ll have forgotten about them and you can enjoy them again! Here they come …

“Winter Wonderland” on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge:
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hapT3e3Iw9Y

“Ego” with a twist on GMTV:

“Ego” with a different twist on Alan Carr Chatty Man:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIJxilqqck8

Make sure, if you click through to YouTube, to click the snow button (next to the quality button) for even more, erm, snow fun! (works especially well on “Winter Wonderland”) Seems YouTube is blocking GMTV worldwide and Alan Carr in a lot of countries as well, that’s why I’m adding Dailymotion videos so you can still enjoy those videos! 🙂


[Updated] All Fired Up At… Wembley Arena!!

Need to get this as a New Year’s promise or something to put a post up weekly for these flips! THIS week’s however – which is viewable on http://www.thesaturdays.co.uk/ – is a bit special as it includes Matt at some point! Those eagle eyed and aware of what he looks like might spot him, otherwise if you have been to the Wembley show you might spot yourselves as well!

I don’t want to completely embarrass him but 1 minute in you should be able to spot him… 😉

Update: seems they are finally uploading the flips to YouTube themselves again … Catch the flip below! 🙂
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RauCvdz8gfs


The Saturdays get Tickled Pink

To celebrate Tickled Pink’s 15th anniversary, Asda will be hosting the perfect ‘Girls’ Night Out’ at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in West London on 12th January 2012.  The star-studded line-up includes fantastic vocals from Breast Cancer Care Ambassador Alexandra Burke and friends, with performances from Chipmunk and Dionne Bromfield plus special guests The Saturdays.  Not only will this be a great night of entertainment it will also help raise vital funds for two important breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign.

There’s never been a better reason for a big night out with the girls as 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Tickled Pink, which has so far raised a total of £25 million for the charities and £4 million last year alone thanks to the fundraising efforts of Asda customers, colleagues and suppliers.  Join the 15th anniversary celebrations by simply buying a ticket to the concert and having a fantastic ‘Girls’ Night Out’ with Alexandra Burke and friends.

Alexandra Burke, said:  “When Asda told me about their ‘Girls’ Night Out’ concert I couldn’t wait to get everyone involved. It is going to be such a great evening of music and entertainment all in aid of a really important cause.

“I’ve been a Breast Cancer Care Ambassador for a number of years now and am delighted to work with Asda in supporting their campaign and helping them to continue the fantastic work that they do to support breast cancer charities. A ‘Girls’ Night Out’ has never been more exciting or significant – see you there!”

Judith McKenna, Chief Operating Officer at Asda, said: “This event marks 15 years of fundraising and £25 million raised by Asda colleagues and shoppers to date. The ‘Girls’ Night Out’concert is an uplifting way for people around the UK to get involved in fundraising for two important breast cancer charities, raising money for both the much needed research into breast cancer and after care.  With all proceeds going directly to the Tickled Pink campaign – this event provides a great night out and for a great cause.”

Tickets retail from £30 and are available to buy now online at www.ticketmaster.co.ukFor more information visit Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign website at   http://charities.asda.com/tickled-pink