Gig review: Pixie Lott


I CAN'T Believe It's Not an X Factor Finalist might have been a more appropriate title than the Crazy Cats Tour for the first UK headline sojourn by Pixie Lott, which opened in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

The stage school-trained Essex blonde has skipped the whole queuing/warbling/crying on Saturday night telly thing to rack-up a platinum-selling album and two No 1 singles before hitting her twenties. But her sugary-sweet, girl next door plucked from obscurity demeanour places her in the same league as TV talent show contestants, as do questions about her career longevity.

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The audience demographic (think a Girl Guide/Brownies convention) spoke volumes about who – or at least whose mums – have been buying Lott's records. They nearly screamed themselves hoarse as the curtain dropped at the start to reveal her climbing out from a big bed to sing her first chart-topping hit Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) in her silk jammies.

Lott proved she can dance with some nifty moves in hot pants and feline ears, and her supple voice sounded right up to scratch during a medley of soul standards melded into Cee-Lo Green's Forget You.

As is the way at such pop shows, we also got sickly acoustic covers aplenty, Plan B's She Said and Kings of Leon's Use Somebody included. The pumping Boys and Girls added spice to temper the sweetness come the encore. Lott's fans lapped it all up, but she'll find it hard transforming herself from flavour of the month into something with an aftertaste.