Little Mix stars seeing voice coach for US tour
Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards have been seeing a voice coach ahead of their US tour because they fear people won't be able to understand their accents
This article is from 2014.
Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards have been seeing a voice coach ahead of their US tour.
The 'Wings' group - also made up of Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - are set to perform their first North American headline tour later this year but Jade and Perrie, from South Shields, North East England, are worried people won't be able to understand their strong regional accents and have been working on their pronunciation of certain words.
A source told The Daily Star newspaper: "The girls have been having voice coaching as their bosses are worried that the Americans won't understand Perrie and Jade."
The band previously spoke about leaving interviewers Stateside baffled during promo and they will be on TV and radio again during the upcoming tour.
Jade said: "I hope they can understand me. I've had to slow down my talking a bit and sound a bit more proper - even my name they don't understand.
"At radio stations they call me Jeed because they can't get Jade."
The group's 'Salute' tour kicks off in Florida on September 10 and the announcement puts paid to speculation Little Mix will support One Direction - which features Perry Edwards' fiance Zayn Malik - on their 'Where We Are' tour.
Jade described the 16-date tour as a "dream come true" when the news was announced.
She tweeted: "So glad the #SaluteTourUSA is out there,couldn't hold it in any longer! #dreamcometrue thanks to our mixers for makin it possible! Xxjadexx.(sic)"