Sarah summed it up.
"The boys came out with the wrong sound.
"I don't think what they did suited them. I think Pete (Waterman, their manager) controls that.
"They need to stand up for themselves."
The girls were very confident of their own success, and certain that they'd lose their made-for-TV image.
Nadine said: "Slowly but surely, people don't see Popstars: The Rivals, they see Girls Aloud. We're a band in our own right."
They also told us that they were doing well in Europe, where no-one has heard of the programme that launched them.