The Saturdays' natural talent
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 January 2009
British girl group The Saturdays have denied they are a manufactured band, insisting "you can't manufacture talent"
The Saturdays have denied they are a manufactured band, insisting "you can't manufacture talent".
The group - comprising Frankie Sandford, Rochelle Wiseman, Vanessa White, Mollie King and Una Healy - shot to fame with their debut single 'If This Is Love' and are determined not to be a one-hit wonder.
Una said: "I think that we came along at the right time. People have a negative thing about bands who are put together - they think we are told what to sing and what to wear. They say that we are manufactured, but you can't manufacture talent."
Rochelle - who was a member of S Club Juniors with Frankie - added: "Frankie and I started, pop was very cheesy. Now it has more of an edge, and that's refreshing."
The group also denied there were any problems between them and chart rivals Girls Aloud when they supported the 'Love Machine' singers on their 'Tangled Up' Tour.
Mollie said: "People will want to hear that there was rivalry between us. But there wasn't any. On the first night, Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh came into our dressing room to wish us luck. They also spoke to us over dinner. They went out of their way to be nice to us."