If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought a herd of elephants was having a dance-off upstairs.
The thumping and the music got louder and louder as I walked upstairs to the girls’ room, reaching a crescendo as I opened the door: they were both wearing party dresses, glitter eyeshadow sparkling festively and their hair tied up in elaborate ‘do’s.
‘Can we please keep the noise down to a dull roar?’ I bellowed over the din.
‘Sorry Mum,’ they both shouted back, arms flailing as they continued to throw some serious shapes. ‘It’s just this new KIDZBOP CD is epic!’ Big Sis elaborated. ‘Yeah,’ Lil Sis added, ‘they’re kids, just like us, but they sing and dance and they’re sooooooo amazing!!
I’d downloaded KIDZBOP 2018 album – 22 child-friendly covers sung by kids, for kids – for the girls a few days earlier, knowing they’d love the mix of their favourite pop songs, but I still hadn’t told them the really exciting news…
‘So, you know the KIDZBOP group..?’ I started. ‘Lois, Twinkle, Ashton and Max,’ Big Sis interjected. ‘Yes, so I have something to tell you… how would you like to interview all four of them, in real life, on Facetime?’
The girls stared at me for a beat, then both started squealing: ‘Ohmigosh Mummy that would be SO COOL!’ ‘Would we be speaking to actual KIDZBOP?’ ‘Will they be able to see us?!’
While we waiting for interview day we did a little research: KIDZBOP first started in the US in 2001, and have sold 17 million albums since. After extensive auditions throughout the whole of the UK last year, Twinkle, 11, Lois, 13, Ashton, 12 and Max, 13, were chosen to make up our home-grown version.
This super-talented team don’t just sing, they have all the dance moves too (think of a modern-day S Club Juniors, for those of us of *ahem* a certain age). Check out how the interview went, here:
Big Sis and Lil Sis had been so nervous beforehand but Lois, Twinkle, Ashton and Max were so friendly and down-to-earth – they were genuinely lovely, well-mannered kids. The girls were literally buzzing afterwards, then went back upstairs and blasted the KIDZBOP album at full volume until bedtime.
Thanks so much to KIDZBOP for making the girls’ week; we can’t wait to see what you achieve in the new year!
To celebrate the launch of KIDZBOP 2018, I’m giving away a copy of this brilliant CD, which includes covers of 22 of the year’s hottest pop tunes, including Stay, The One, Ciao Adios, and Castle on the Hill.
To be in to win, enter via the Rafflecopter form, below. Or, if you’d prefer to order your own copy or digital download in time for Christmas, you can find the links to buy HERE.
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T&C’s: ends 23.59, 7/1/18; all entries will be verified to prove they’re valid; prize is 1 x KIDZBOP CD, worth £7.99; prize will be fulfilled after completion of the prize promotion; winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter form and notified within one month of the end date; promoter’s and winner’s details available on request; your details will not be passed on or used for any other purpose than which is outlined; promoter shall not be held responsible for prizes getting lost or damaged in transit.