THE X Factor shot Little Mix to fame in 2011, but they were not the only girl group to wow that year – with 2Shoes also winning the hearts of viewers.
With the ITV series returning to screens over the weekend, The Sun Online takes a look at what the pop duo have been up to, since their whirlwind ride on the show.
2Shoes rose to fame on The X Factor in 2011, but what have they been up to since?[/caption]
2Shoes are formed of Charley Bird and Lucy Texeira, two best pals from Essex.
They wowed the judges with their powerful rendition of K-Ci and JoJo’s All My Life during the first London audition seven years ago, and were eventually chosen for the live shows.
Yet, they were eliminated in the first week, leaving mentor Tulisa Constavlos to lead Little Mix to victory.
However, the girls have been incredibly busy ever since their stint on the show – with both their singing, and the first ever X Factor baby.
2Shoes are formed of Charley Bird and Lucy Texeira, two best pals from Essex who appeared on the X Factor in 2011[/caption]
They wowed the judges with their rendition of K-Ci and JoJo’s All My Life during the first London audition of the series[/caption]
They made it all the way to the live shows before they were eliminated in the first week[/caption]
Charley is a busy mum-of-two to son Beaux and daughter Ava, with boyfriend Greg Phillips.
The star welcomed her son days after Little Mix took the title, and even added an ‘X’ to his name in tribute to the series.
She had fallen pregnant just before the first audition, but kept it a secret from producers in a bid to keep the band’s place in the competition.
It seems Charley’s brood are already following in her 2Shoes footsteps, with the singer often sharing videos of her kids singing on her Instagram.
Meanwhile Lucy has been kept busy by music – working as a vocal coach by day, but glamming up to become a Beyoncé impersonator act by night.
Lucy’s show, titled The Irreplaceable Tribute, sees her dress up in the singer’s famously glitzy leotards to belt out her hits, complete with full choreography and back-up dancers.
She also sings jazz at her own solo shows, and debuts the talents of her clients at her showcases across the country.
Aside from her music, you can find Lucy in the gym or the kitchen, having overhauled her diet last year in order to shed the pounds.
However, she also acts a Beyoncé impersonator by night in her own set, titled The Irreplaceable Tribute[/caption]
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Charley and Lucy recently started to perform as 2Shoes again, and advertised for both UK and international bookings on their Instagram page in July.
The pair will no doubt give the charts another try, following the release of their single Turn Me Out in 2012.
2Shoes lost out to Little Mix in 2011, who have scored four UK number one’s and a BRIT Award since their win.
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