The manufactured pop group Hear’Say is seeking a replacement for Kym Marsh – and the winner will have to look good, dance great and sing a capella.
The band, formed last January after an exhaustive search that was carried live on television, has since sold 1.2 million albums and 1.5 million singles.
Now, after Marsh’s abrupt departure for new pastures, remaining members Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Suzanne Shaw and Noel Sullivan hope they can re-create the right mix.
Hear’Say manager Chris Herbert, giving details of the February 3 auditions in Brixton, said: “We will be doing a visual selection as there’s already an existing band and the new member will need to fit in with the style and image.
“Vocal ability is very important as the band have always prided themselves on that. People will be asked to sing a capella and will also be judged on their dance ability.”
The audition process normally takes months – but he plans to announce the winner within two days.
Fitting in could be a tall order. Myleene said: “Bringing in a new member will bring with it new challenges. We have been through a lot over the past year so it’s going to be tough for a new member to get up to speed with the pace of Hear’Say.”