Out of the Blue

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Out of the Blue
Pleasance Courtyard

As a keen show choir president, admirer of a cappella groups and self-styled Gleek, I had high expectations going in to ‘Out of the Blue’, having previously seen them wow audiences on this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. They may not have won the show, but these boys certainly do have talent – a talent which would give ‘The Warblers’ a run for their money and one which had the sell-out audience awarding them rapturous applause and a standing ovation. Not only did they please (and play) the crowd, they were also completely faultless in both voice and choreography, remaining entertaining, energetic and note-perfect throughout.

As well as the fun, up-beat, high-energy numbers such as Firework, It’s My Life and Uptown Girl, there were also softer moments portrayed in Always a Woman and Fields of Gold. In terms of audience enjoyment, the highlight had to be Mustang Sally which featured the campest car I have ever seen. Choreography was original, light-hearted and sometimes even strangely sexy – these boys from Oxford certainly know how to rock Geek Chic.  The lighting also added to the whole atmosphere – it was like being in the weirdest nightclub ever, but with better music. The more the show went on, the more I wished I had known about ‘Out of the Blue’ a few years ago – I don’t doubt that it would have influenced my university choice and how I hard I worked in school!

The boys of ‘Out of the Blue’ offer stunning vocals, camp choreography and even comedy – literally everything the Fringe has to offer, compiled into one awe-inspiring fifty minute show. It’s early days here at this year’s Fringe, but this really is the hottest ticket in town. In fact, I would be prepared to stick my neck out and say that ‘Out of the Blue’ is my hot tip for Fringe 2011 – truly stunning!