In the Pink are a young all female 10-piece a capella group who perform variations of hit pop and hip hop.
Being almost entirely focused on pop means that the group don’t have the variation that other groups at the Fringe offer
Numbers include big cheesy hits like Oasis’ Wonderwall, Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, and a mashup of Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero and Destiny Child’s Survivor. There’s also a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Give Me Love. The arrangements are fun, but none are unique. The choreography is uninspired and with so many strong choral and a capella groups coming to the fringe this year, In the Pink struggle to match the competition.
The group are clearly more at ease when they stick to more traditional choral singing and sometimes seem uncomfortable with the beat boxing which occasionally feels very sloppy. The focus of the group is rather strong, particularly in the cleverly constructed mashup of Timberlake’s Cry Me a River and Alex Clare’s Too Close, but they don’t manage to raise the roof and the harmonies are not quite as harmonious as they should be.
Being almost entirely focused on pop means that the group don’t have the variation that other groups at the Fringe offer and whilst the group are clearly dedicated they don’t do anything new or surprising to dazzle their audiences. If you’re a fan of cheesy pop songs you should enjoy the variations and may feel the odd urge to sing along. But if you’re one of the non-converted, In the Pink are not likely to win you over.