The girls of Liberty X wore skin-tight PVC bondage trousers for the last of their London gigs on Saturday night. Michelle Heaton tells the Sunday People, “They’re so tight we need to use talc to get them on. If you don’t use it they stick to you and then you can’t get them off. We’ve been doing aerobics classes every day so we don’t put on any weight. Even with an inch on your waist you won’t get them on.”
Liberty X Star Says Reality Pop TV Has Seen Its Day
March 15, 2003 – Pop Idol Will Young and Popstars ‘losers’ Liberty X were winners at the Brit Awards, but Liberty X’s Kevin Simm has added his voice to the fears the music industry have about new pop stars chosen through a television show. “I think reality television pop programs have honestly had their day,” he admitted to the Scottish Daily Record. “I thought the format of ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ was diabolical. That was its downfall. Getting the girls and boys to slag each other off just turned me completely off. They should have concentrated more on the music and not making the hopefuls take pot shots at each other.”
Fighting For The Cause Of Liberty X
March 1, 2003 – Manchester Online spoke with Kelli Young of Liberty X about how their Popstars losing band once dubbed Flopstars is now the band selling out venues while Hear’Say spun into obscurity. “We decided to be positive about the whole Popstars experience and just thought, ‘let’s go for it,’ because we were so strong together and all really got on. It seemed far more natural to stick together than go it alone,” remembers Kelli.
Liberty X Perform On Radio 1 Official Chart Show
February 11, 2003 – Wes kicked off Radio 1’s brand new Official Chart Show on Sunday with Liberty X performing live. Tatu stay at No.1 for a second week with ‘All The Things She Said’. The highest new entry went to Justin Timberlake with ‘Cry Me a River’ at No.2. Audio has since been removed.
Liberty X Unimpressed With Brit’s Singles Shortlist
January 15, 2003 – Michelle from Liberty X told Radio 1 she isn’t impressed with the Best Single selection for this year’s Brit Awards. “I just think it’s a bit of a shame that all of the other nominees are cover versions apart from one of Gareth Gates’, and being Best Single category, I just feel as though it should be an original song,” she said. The group’s ‘Just A Little’ is nominated in the category.
Kelli Young Leaves ‘Em Panting For More
January 2, 2003 – The Sun reports the girls of Liberty X, notably Kelli Young, were bombarded with underwear by troops at a show the band played on New Year’s Eve in Bosnia. A group spokesman said: “New Year’s Eve was great and the band loved every minute. The girls had pants with phone numbers on thrown at them all night! They thought it was hilarious and a great way to bring in 2003.”
Liberty X Get Soaked In Ride Scare
December 14, 2002 – The Mirror reports that while Liberty X was enjoying time off from their Rumba tour of Australia, they ran into trouble at a theme park. Just as they began to enjoy a thrilling ride, a freak storm caused a power outage and they were stranded in torrential rain at the top of the ride. Then when they finally got back down, park workers replaced their wet clothes with theme-park merchandise.
Liberty X Bid To Conquer America
December 9, 2002 – The Sun reports Liberty X are in talks to sign a major record deal with Universal and Atlantic Records in a bid to launch in America. “Liberty X have the look and R&B sound that will suit the American market,” a music insider said. “They have already cracked countries such as France, Australia and New Zealand.”