Little Mix: The Search viewers in uproar after early elimination of singer Cara McBride

Little Mix: The Search has found a boyband, a mixed vocal group, a girl vocal group and last night (October 4) revealed their instrument and vocal group.

Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson are on the hunt for the next best group – and only have two more to put together, a girl dance group and a rap R&B group – before they fight it out for the chance to support Little Mix on their 2021 tour.

Nine soloists made it through to the Band Room, and in their first challenge contestants joined forces to sing as a group. Little Mix were left underwhelmed in rehearsals, feeling that there was a lack of effort among those fighting for their space. After a tough deliberation, two were sent home.

However, there has been some uproar among fans, due to the early elimination of singer Cara McBride, who secured four yes votes with her acoustic performance of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’. Cara was sent home during rehearsals when Little Mix felt like her performance wasn’t enough to send her through to the next round.

Fans went to social media to vent their feelings with one saying: “WHY somebody tell me WHY Cara was dismissed omg I’m disgusted.”

The final seven singers performed live in front of an audience and Little Mix, with the first mash-up of the season combining 5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Youngblood’ with other pop songs including Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’.

After the performance, Perrie told them: “I can confirm there are four spaces in this band.”

The four successful finalists included – Harry, Jacob, Patrick and Matthew.

Little Mix: The Search continues on Saturday, October 10 at 7pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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