Little Mix: The Search continued last night (September 27) with 1.9 million viewers on BBC One, with the TV network claiming it was one of their most watched shows of the week.
Members, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have stated their intentions to produce a kinder approach to TV talent shows.
Fans continue to praise The Search on social media, with one saying: “Mocking young people has been replaced with support and constructive criticism that someone can use and work with.
“Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne are all lovely and they convey empathy and honesty.
“There is kindness here and it makes the show special.”
This appears to be a popular opinion among viewers, who seem to be comparing the girlbands celebration of talent to other singing competitions like The X-Factor who are know to invite auditionees to the show precisely because they can’t sing for the purpose of entertainment.
The Search is shaping up to be one heck of a competition as the second episode saw Little Mix form their mixed group.
At the beginning of the episode the girlband discussed their intentions of forming the next S Club 7 or Liberty X. Perrie, Jade, Jesy and Leigh-Anne had their work cut out for them as a group of hopeful singers made finding the right blend of voices a difficult challenge for them.
The mixed group auditionees went through the same process as Saturday nights boyband competitors. First an audition in front of all four members of Little Mix, and after a group vote it’s either elimination or The Band Room.
Those who made it through to the Band Room, then had to perform as a group for the first time in front of Little Mix, before finally performing in front of a live crowd.
The mixed group performed well but the final decision came down to “chemistry” and out of six acts, only four made the final cut: Melina, Jordan, Liam, and Rosie.
The next episode of The Search will see Little Mix search for a girl vocal group to compete alongside their now established boyband and mixed group for a spot on their 2021, Confetti Tour.
Little Mix: The Search continues Saturday, October 3 at 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer.