REVIEW: Blue, 5ive and Liberty X star at Newmarket Nights

Liberty X

Liberty X - Credit: Archant

They may of lost a few quid on the horses, but the punters were onto a winner come the end of another spectacular Newmarket Nights.

The Rowley Mile grandstands were shaken to their foundations as the suited and booted race goers danced the night away to Liberty X, 5ive and the stars of the show, Blue.

The three groups starred on ITV’s The Big Reunion, and the country’s appetite for nostalgia shows no sign of abating if this was anything to go by.

True, the main attractions may have a few more gray hairs, several more achy joints and enough personal baggage combined to put anyone off wanting to be a pop star, but this didn’t stop them from thrilling the crowds.

Liberty X, complete with their sexy dance moves and glitzy canes kicked off proceedings and soon had the audience rewinding back to 2002 with a mix of covers and original hits.

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The vocal strength of Kelly and Kevin in particular remains just as powerful, whilst Michelle was back to her sultry best following her recent well documented health problems.

Next up were the boys from Blue who proved they have staying power in abundance, by combining old favourites such as One Love and All Rise with a couple of catchy songs from their new album.

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Lee Ryan hit the heights as usual from a vocal point of view and, along with Duncan, Anthony and Simon, proved as bigger hit as ever with woman aged 18 to those who should know better!

The quartet looked to have a bright future once again and should have finished the show.

However, that honour was granted to the bad boys of 5ive, who tried to lift the audience with their brand of energetic pop and rap.

They didn’t make the same impact as Blue but, with the entertaining Abs Love in tow, showed they are still an act to be reckoned with as they pumped out hits such as We Will Rock You and Keep on Moving.

A tremendous night’s entertainment.

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