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Little Mix (previously Rhythmix) are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and the first group to ever take the grand prize. The Cannonball Songfacts reports that their debut single, a cover of the Damien Rice ballad Cannonball was released digitally the morning after their win. The song was produced by Fazer, who is the N-Dubz colleague and boyfriend of their mentor, Tulisa Contostavlos.
A four-piece girlband made up of Essex barmaid Jesy Nelson (20), High Wycombe waitress Leigh-Anne Pinnock (19), and South Shields students Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall (both 18). Originally known as Rhythmix, the group was originally formed at bootcamp from singers who auditioned as soloists. On 26 October 2011, Rhythmix announced that they would change their name due to pressure from a children's music charity of the same name, after the programme tried to trademark "Rhythmix" in Europe. A spokesperson for The X Factor said, "At the request of the charity Rhythmix, the members of the girl group Rhythmix have decided to change their name, a decision which has the support of Syco and TalkbackTHAMES. The group's new name will be announced in due course". It was reported that the group decided to make the change, despite no legal reason to do so, to avoid any difficulties for the charity. They announced that they would now be known as Little Mix on 28 October 2011 following on from this, the band said: "We all agreed on it, including Tulisa, because it just felt right"
The Genting Arena is the Midlands’ outstanding entertainment experience for artists and visitors alike. One of the world’s top entertainment arenas, it hosts the world’s best comedians, sportspeople, singers, songwriters, dancers, daredevils and everything in between. Whether it’s 15,700 screaming fans, or an intimate, atmospheric once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll find it at the Genting Arena.
Situated on the NEC site, the Genting Arena is right at the heart of the UK motorway network. Sat Nav users can follow B40 1NT and once on site just look for the directional signage to your event.
By Public Transport
The NEC site runs a free convenient shuttle bus service from the East car parks to the Genting Arena on show days. They normally operate from half an hour before Arena doors open time to one hour after the show finishes. All shuttlebuses are wheelchair accessible.
There is no shuttle bus service from the South and West car parks, so we would only advise visitors who are happy to walk to the venue to park here.
Take a look at our Walking Distance Map to find your way around the Genting Arena and surrounding area and once on site follow the finger post signage to the Genting Arena.
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