Little Mix performing their LM5 at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Monday 11th November 2019

Review by Kevin Cooper

It was a night full of pyrotechnics, synchronised dance moves, confetti spilling canons and laser lights when Little Mix came to the Motorpoint Arena last night, to showcase their latest album, LM5, before a packed crowd that screamed their heads off from the start.

The shrieks of delight started when trio New Rules took to the stage. With an average age of 19, they already had this young audience on side. With an EP destined for release later next month, the crowd were treated to 24 Hours with its delightful harmonies, Fix Somebody, Call It and their latest release, Happy Ever After You. And judging from the audience’s reaction, they have already amassed quite a following.

With several thousand under 11’s wearing glowing Bunny ears and whose excitement was hardly containable at the thrill of seeing their pop idols, the noise decibels raised the roof as Little Mix started the night with Salute. With its dramatic opening and call to arms chorus that had everybody on their feet shouting the words back at Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirwell and Perrie Edwards, they continually body popped their way through Power and the absolute banger, Woman Like Me.

With a format that saw them perform three songs and then leave the stage to a huge video screen which continually emblazoned messages of empowerment and acceptance, they relied upon very talented dancers to entertain whist they disappeared for their many raunchy costume changes.

The more sultry and sassy side of Little Mix was evident with the likes of their best song to date, Wasabi and Bounce Back which had everyone dancing before they turned the clock back to 2015 for a crowd pleasing Black Magic.

Following up with a more intimate section of the set, they floated across the audience on a separate stage, wearing shimmering gowns for the double header of The Cure and Secret Love Song, which was dedicated to the LGBT community, and for the first time the sound was perfect as they showcased their delightful harmonies.

There were screams and cheers as Wings was given an outing before the crowd erupted for a rabble rousing Shout Out To My Ex. Bringing the show to an end with more hits including Reggaeton Lento and No More Sad Songs, these mesmerising performers hit the finishing line with More Than Words and Touch, leaving this young crowd immersed in wonderful memories.