Given their talent show background Little Mix are naturally next in line for the Girls Aloud throne.
While there are obvious similarities between the two, DNA is a bit too hit and miss to suggest they are capable of taking the girl band sound to the next level like Cheryl et al did following their Popstars : The Rivals triumph in 2002
Standout tracks Wings and Madhouse suggest that musically they might only be a tweak or two away from stepping into their stilettos though.
Of course, it’s not as simple as that, and only time will tell whether they have that spark that sets them apart; that magic ingredient that’s the difference between playing stadium gigs or holiday camps. Now, if only there was a handy phrase to sum that up.