The Ultra Girls

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The Ultra Girls
The Ultra Girls.jpg
The Ultra Girls in 2011
Background information
Origin Leeds, England
Genres Pop, pop rock, teen pop, dance electropop, dance-pop
Years active 2008–2011
Labels Neon Star Records
Website www.theultragirls.com
Members Laura Henderson
Lauren Green
Amy Burrow
Lucy Graham

The Ultra Girls were a British pop girl group formed in 2008.[1] Best known for their 2009 appearance on The X Factor

History[edit]

2008-present: Debut[edit]

The group met when they were cheerleaders for the Leeds Rhinos. They first came to wider attention in 2009 when they auditioned for a place on the sixth series on The X Factor under the name Project A.[2] The Girls made it through to the Judges Houses stage of the show, but failed to make the live finals when judge Louis Walsh decided to take a chance with Jedward.[3]

Not giving up on their dream of chart success, the group met with Nick Whitehouse in 2010, who set up a record label specifically to work with them. Project A were rebranded The Ultra Girls the same year.[4]

In March 2011 as part of a huge publicity tour to promote the upcoming release of their debut single, the band supported Kylie Minogue on the UK leg of her Aphrodite World Tour.[5][6]

On 18 April 2011 The Ultra Girls released their debut UK single "Girls Will Be Girls"[7]

Despite a huge publicity tour, their single failed to chart and the girls subsequently disbanded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leeds Own The Ultra Girls". Yorkshire Evening Post. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ Furniss, Abigail (2009-09-21). "Project A prove they have the X Factor". Therhinos.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ Project A Judges Houses Archived September 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Ultra Big Break". Yorkshire Post. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ Beverley Lyons (2011-03-29). "Ultra Girls And Kylie". Dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Kylie announces UK support act". Aaamusic.co.uk. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Debut Single /". Aaamusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-06.