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Popstars: The Rivals: The Christmas Showdown

Davina presents this special hour long episode to find out which group has got the Christmas number one slot. Girls Aloud are announced in the number one slot selling almost double the amount of copies of their record than One True Voice have. Cheryl, Nadine, Kimberly, Nicola and Sarah sing their number one hit 'Sounds Of The Underground' live on stage. One True Voice perform live on stage. The Cheeky Girls peform 'Santa Baby' whilst Hazel returns to the show to sing 'When A Child Is Born'. The show's finale is One True Voice and Girls Aloud performing together 'Winter Wonderland'.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Airdate: Sunday December 22nd, 2002
Special Airtime: 06:45 pm

Director: Jonathan Bullen

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10/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Hazel KaneswaranHazel Kaneswaran
As Herself
The Cheeky GirlsThe Cheeky Girls
As Themselves
Neil FoxNeil Fox
As Himself
Episode Notes
The top three positions in the UK Christmas charts were filled by songs from acts from the series.

Neil Fox announced live the Christmas top ten from the Capital Radio studios in London.

This episode was on a Sunday so that the Christmas record charts could be broadcast live on the show.

The girls sold over twice as many copies of their record than the boys did.

One True Voice split up as a group 6 months after the series finished.

All the finalists returned for this episode.

Hazel returned to perform live on stage after having given birth.

This epsiode aired between 6.45pm and 7.45pm.

All the losing finalists joined the two groups on stage to sing Winter Wonderland.

The girls had been the bookies favourites to get the Christmas number one.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Cheeky GirlsSanta Baby 
Girls AloudSounds Of The Underground 
Girls Aloud / One True VoiceWinter Wonderland 
Hazel KaneswaranWhen A Child Is Born 
One True VoiceAfter You're Gone 

Episode Quotes
Neil: The countdown to the Christmas number one begins now.

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