Think Pink
  • By Pete Shaw
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  • 25th Aug 2006
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  • ★★★★★

There was a moment during In The Pink's performance of Think Pink tonight when everyone in the audience collectively knew they were watching a new pop idol.

That moment was when 18-year-old Anouska Lucas stepped up to sing Everybody's Free. Simply said, she has the most incredible voice I have heard on the Fringe, and I can't imagine she'll be able to hide it from the major record labels for long.

Given this high point, you might think the rest of the performance would be a disappointment; but even without Lucas' amazing vocal, this would still be a 5 Star show.

For those that know the all-male a-cappella group from Oxford, Out Of The Blue, this is the direct girly equivalent. Like their Blue counterparts, the programme is an eclectic mix of music - performed with cheeky choreography, and in the case of these 13 girls, a good spoonful of sass.

The arrangement of Rainy Days & Mondays was fantastically pure, and The Teddy Bear's Picnic was comic, yet brilliantly executed. Finishing, appropriately, with Oh What A Night, Jessie Mears brought the house down part way through with a rap & beat box routine. It was a delight to watch, perfectly delivered. Their standing ovation was richly deserved.

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