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DVD review: Girls Aloud - Out of Control

Girls Aloud

The plot

If you're a Girls Aloud fan and haven't had a chance to see them in concert yet, now's your chance.

Out Of Control is a recording of one of their 2009 shows at London's O2 Arena.

It showcases their newest songs from their latest studio album as well as new versions of some of their biggest hits.

DVD Extras

There's quite a bit, including a behind the scenes interview with the girls, the graphics used as backdrops during the concert and even the chance to follow your favourite member of the group as they perform one of the songs.

And as if that wasn't enough, the videos of The Promise, The Loving Kind and Untouchable are also included.

Best bits

Girls Aloud Out Of Control DVD cover

Well, the concert is the main point of the DVD and if you're already a fan you won't be disappointed.

You can even pick your favourite song from an onscreen set list, so if you don't want to wait to watch your favourite track you don't have to.

The behind the scenes interview is good too, as the girls spill the beans on how they came up with different ideas for the tour and reveal why one of them is always terrified at the start of each show.

Any weak bits?

There doesn't seem to be much point to watching videos of the graphics that play at the back of the stage during the show.

And the navigation between the different menus could be clearer.

Hit or miss?

It's definitely a hit for fans, but it's unlikely to convert anyone who isn't already into their music.

NR rating:

NR ratings

Have YOU seen it yet? Let us know what you thought of it! Send in your reviews using the form on the right.

Your Comments

"Sounds great, I love Girls Aloud!"

Kitty, 10, Bournemouth, England

"A brilliant DVD, enjoyed it a lot."

Muhkhamad, 7, Liverpool, England

"I LOVE Girls Aloud!! I have this DVD and I haven't watched it though I know it'll be good. I saw Girls Aloud in concert once and it was AMAZING!!"

Stephanie, 11, Stirling, Scotland

"I found this DVD amazing! It feels like you're in a concert. I LOVE IT!"

Sophie, 10, Berkshire, England

"Who doesn't like Girls Aloud?! They are such good performers and always have a great show to put on! The chemistry between them was amazing and the DVD is great if you didn't see the concert!"

Ara, 11, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I love Girls Aloud and I think they are a very good and successful band!! I love their music and I think they are one of the best girl bands."

Dara, 11, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I love Girls Aloud they are fantastic. I can't wait for their next single to come out."

Sophie, 11, Tyne & Wear, England

"I think Girls Aloud new single is the best in the WORLD! My favourite is Cheryl Cole, but I love her idea of going solo. I especially like Fight For This Love.

Chloe, 9, Staffordshire, England

"I have not listened to it because I don't enjoy Girls Aloud - they're boring to me and can't sing. I only like Cheryl Cole, she is the best - the others are just boring and they could sing better if they hired a singing coach."

Indea, 12, London, England

"I've got the DVD, it is great. I like the chats with the girls."

Elia, 9, Dumfries, Scotland

"I just loved it, I really like Girls Aloud. Excellent."

Penny, 6, Buckinghamshire, England

"I love Girls Aloud!! Kimberly Walsh is my idol! My favourite song is Something Kinda Ooh! because I get my tutu and dance to it nearly everyday."

Katana, 10, Brighton, England

"I am Girls Aloud's BIGGEST fan! I think they are really good. I went to go and see them and I think they were brilliant. If the DVD is half as good as the live concert, you're in for a treat."

Emily, 12, Newcastle, England

"I do like Girls Aloud and I think they are better off without Cheryl Cole because with four people in a band it is easier to hear the tune and lyrics. The DVD is great and I am looking forward to their new DVD!"

Anna, 10, Shropshire, England

"I went to the actual concert and it was my first concert, so I think the DVD would be boring - you really had to be there to see the magic moments."

Hannah, 11, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I think it's great, it's good to dance to and it has rhythm and good vocals - 10 out of 10!!"

Samia, 13, Bristol, England

"I love Girls Aloud. I have seen them in concert twice. Out Of Control is amazing, I would recommend it."

Esme, 10, Newcastle, England

"I actually went to see the Out of Control concert with my friend and it was AMAZING! I don't think it works as a DVD though. It's a bit boring."

Lizzie, 12, Cambridge, England

"It's amazing, it makes you feel like you're right there with them!"

Emma, 12, Leeds, England

"I found this DVD so boring. I would rather read a book."

Megan, 11, Surrey, England

"I went and saw this concert and it was really good. I've seen the DVD and it really brought back the magical moment. I loved it!"

Kate, 11, North Yorkshire, England

"I went to see them at the O2 arena, it was INCREDIBLE and now I can watch it whenever I want. Thanks Girls Aloud for an amazing night!!!"

Esther, 12, Essex, England

"I went to see the concert and it was fantastic! The DVD is great too, I recommend it!"

Lizzie, 11, Lancashire, England

"I went to see them live and they were great. It's definitely worth buying."

Daisy, 10, Bolton, England

"I love Girls Aloud!"

Maija, 10, Kent, England

"Fantastic and entertaining and I loved it."

Anya, 7, Lancashire, England

"I love the band Girls Aloud, they are so cool but I have never seen them in concert. Maybe this is my chance."

Polly, 11, UK

"I rate the DVD 10/10 because of the feeling you get while watching it."

Jordan, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I am Girls Aloud's number one fan. I think the girls cam is the best bit but I am a bit disappointed with the other bits, but not the concert though or the cam."

Melissa, 12, Manchester, England

"I can't wait to get their new album. I'm a huge fan, I even met Cheryl once in this big Newcastle convention thing! I saw them play live in Newcastle but I can't wait to see it again."

Charles, 10, Newcastle, England

"I love this DVD so much, those girls are so cool!!"

Grace, 12, Ireland

"I saw it live but if you didn't the DVD will be great."

Elle, 12, London, England

"I think it is really good my mum let me buy it and I've already watched it three times."

Sarah, 11, Scotland




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