British boy band One Direction is taking Australia by storm. The five young boys who were ‘created’ by pop svengali Simon Cowell have been storming up the charts since they placed third in Britain’s talent search program The X Factor.
Last night ‘One Direction infection’ took Melbourne’s Hisense Arena by storm, causing mass hysteria amongst the crowd of teenage girls, whose parents had forked out a small fortune to enable them to shoehorn themselves into the arena. The gig sold out in minutes, not bad for a band essentially put together because of their good looks and a little talent.
By all accounts the boys weren’t half bad, if you could hear them above the screaming fans. However, with their clean-cut looks and choreographed moves on stage, it’s difficult to forget that they are a product of the ‘talent hothouse’ that television reality shows have become.
To find out what all the One Direction hype is about, read the story in today’s The Age.
Should we be tutting at the success of this manufactured boy band? Or should we simply enjoy the five minutes of glory these young men are experiencing?
Debbie thinks we should all remember our first boy band or female singer crush and enjoy the innocence of it all. Do you agree?