Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

THAT'S GIRL POWER; We're Teesside Answer to One Direction, Say Teenage Girl Group

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

THAT'S GIRL POWER; We're Teesside Answer to One Direction, Say Teenage Girl Group

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Byline: ANDREW PAIN

A TEESSIDE girl band have been given the thumbs up in their first audition.

Teenage popsters The Dollys - who describe themselves as a "female One Direction" - won through to the regional finals of national talent contest Live and Unsigned.

The group is made up of Ellie-Mae Potter, 16, Sarah Lowe, 16, and Georgia Noel, 15 - all from Middlesbrough - and Chloe Cramphorn, 15, from Redcar.

They were put together by Samantha Moore, Ellie-Mae's mum, who runs her own dance school in Middlesbrough.

"We put four girls together who have been rivals since growing up dancing together," she said.

"I had this idea to form a girl band and we entered them into Live and Unsigned and went along to Newcastle's Tyne Theatre where we got through to the regional finals.

"They have created their own look and do various types of music - pop music, rap - they are sort of like a female One Direction but they dance as well.

"They want to get signed up by somebody and I think this competition gives them the chance. …

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