Girls Aloud want to share a taste of their success with a new member that will be picked up through a TV talent show.
Pop group Girls Aloud are on the way of finding a new singer. The sixth member will be recruited through a TV talent show where all the group's members will make up the judging panel.
According to a source as quoted by British newspaper the Sunday Mirror, the girls want to give a chance for someone out there who has talent but hasn't been spotted yet. "The girls have never forgotten that reality TV gave them their break. Now they want to give someone else the chance to enjoy a taste of the success they have enjoyed," says the source in an interview.
Furthermore, right after the new member is picked up, the group will bring the singer to join them in a special live performance, which hasn't been detailed yet. "The winner will get to perform with the group on stage during a one-off concert," the source adds in a statement.
When asked whether the new singer will be the girls' permanent member or just their additional singer, the source says, "The girls have a huge amount of commitments outside the band. It makes sense to look for someone who can stand in if one of them can't make a show." However, the source admits that the chance to be the band's full member is also wide opened, saying "but the girls hope they'll be able to discover a hidden talent who could join the band as a fully paid-up member."
There is no available statement from the band's representative. Yet, another source says that the planned show is still in talks with a production company and will be aired next year.