As our celebration of OzPop slowly comes to an end it seems natural pamper ourselves with a bit of Bardot and a nice selection of offshots that the reality-TV project created.

Bardot are one of the first PopStars band created and the group remains the most successful winning act of all four Australian seasons, achieving two successful albums and six consecutive hit singles in their two and a half years together.

Following in the footsteps of the brilliant TrueBluss, the TV talent show which promised to create "Australia's very own Spice Girls". In addition, the winning group would be sponsored by the Austereo radio network, New Idea magazine and Warner Music records.

After numerous rounds of singing and dancing workshops, Sophie Monk, Sally Polihronas, Belinda Chapple, Katie Underwood and Chantelle Barry were chosen to form what would become Australia's highest-selling female pop group, Bardot (named after French actress Brigitte Bardot.) However, during the early course of the show, due to mysterious circumstances, Chantelle was asked to leave the group and would be replaced by Tiffani Wood.

In mid 2001, after promotion and recording in the UK and a member less (Katie Underwood), the group re-established themselves as a four-piece with the release of 'ASAP', the first single from their forthcoming second album. This time around, Bardot had greater control over its music and image, resulting in a more confident and sophisticated feel. 'ASAP' continued their chart success, peaking Top 5. Following single, the disco-tastic 'I Need Somebody' confirmed the groups staying power, again peaking Top 5 and becoming the girls biggest hit since 'Poison'. The bands second album, 'Play It Like That' received critical acclaim upon release, debuting at no.16, achieving gold status. Final single, the lovely, mid-tempo ballad 'Love Will Find A Way' completed Bardot's string of consecutive Top 20 hits peaking at no.18. The group embarked on its second national tour with Human Nature before deciding to 'call it day'.

So now to the music!!!

Empty Room This was a b-side to the hit single Poison. Sounds like Everything But the Girl!

Dirty Water-Reloaded! A cover of the Made In London classic!

HitnRun This was a b-side to Love will Find A Way.

Now to the some brilliant solo work by Bardot!

Katie Underwood-Danger: Reloaded A Don'tStopthePop favourite!

Katie Underwood-Beautiful Stunning Dance track!

Sophie Monk-Come My Way Excellent dance track from Sophie Monk. More Sophie is featured down below(shes the one munching down on a flower as ya do!)

Both Tiffani Wood and Belinda Chapple have released some brilliant bubblegum pop but we suggest you go and check it down yaself! Check out Tiffani's fabulous new material at her MySpace where you can hear Spin That Bottle and Devil In Your Soul. For the stunning dance diva Belinda Chapple check out herefor more infomation!

Sadly this marks our penultimate Ozpop posting but we have something really special lined up as our swansong to pop music created under the loving glee of the Southern Stars!


Anonymous said...

I love Bardot! Thanks!

Dykie said...

Barderek are hot stuff!!!!!!

Katie Underwood = hot!

Peter said...

Loved Bardot! Tiffani's new stiff is brilliant to :)

Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY! » »