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Monday, 2 December, 2002, 09:40 GMT
Popstars girl group picked
Girls Aloud at Middlesex Hospital with Javine (centre) and Geri Halliwell
Earlier the Popstars hopefuls visited a hospital
Viewers of the television talent show Popstars: The Rivals have picked the show's all-female group.

Javine Hylton, 20, was the one who lost out on Saturday night's vote on ITV1, leaving the other five in the act, called Girls Aloud.

They will fight it out for the Christmas number one with their rivals from the show's boy band One True Voice, who were unveiled on the programme last weekend.

Javine, from west London, endured a nerve-wracking final few moments chasing the final place alongside Sarah Harding, a 21-year-old from Greater Manchester.

Girls Aloud
1: Cheryl Tweedy
2: Nicola Roberts
3: Nadine Coyle
4: Kimberly Walsh
5: Sarah Harding

Members listed in order of vote count

She was consoled on stage by her mother and sister before singing Chaka Khan's I'm Every Woman.

Javine admitted to feeling shocked that she had been left out.

"I know that I gave 250% tonight, what else could I do?" she said. "I was really happy with the way I sang.

"Everyone was saying I was definitely in the band. This put pressure on me. I had a lot to live up to and didn't want to let anyone down."

The vote appeared to stun presenter Davina McCall and the judging panel of Geri Halliwell, Louis Walsh - who will manage Girls Aloud - and Pete Waterman, in charge of One True Voice.

Immediately after the show Javine was being tipped to forge a solo career, with bookmaker Coral laying odds of 4-5 on that she will have a number one hit next year.

Javine's victor Sarah joins the band alongside Cheryl Tweedy, 19, from Newcastle, Kimberley Walsh, 20, from Bradford, Nadine Coyle, 17, from Derry and Nicola Roberts, 17 from Runcorn.

Gareth Gates and Will Young
Pop Idol spawned stars Gareth Gates and Will Young

The girls are reported to be going into the studio to finish recording a double A side single, The Sound Of The Underground, and a cover of E17's Stay Another Day.

One True Voice will also release a double A-side single featuring a cover of the Bee Gees song Sacred Trust and Long After You're Gone, a song written by the the group's mentor, Waterman, and one of its members, Daniel Pearce.

Both groups will perform their debut singles on next weekend's show.


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