(Sydney Confidential; July 5, 2006)
THE stage is set for a showdown of the sexes when girl group the Young Divas hit the road with UK boy band Westlife on their Australian tour in September.
Although they burst on to the charts just three months ago, it's a case of power in numbers for the quartet of former Australian idol-ettes, who are notching up gigs quicker than Mark Holden could score them a touchdown.
With their first single already reaching gold sales, and their inaugural tour set to shimmy into the national spotlight from July 14 at Star City, it was their upcoming shows with the boys from Westlife which the girls described as "a dream come true" yesterday.
"It's just amazing to have the opportunity to perform with international artists of that standard," original Idol graduate Paulini said.
"The shows will hopefully also give us exposure overseas."