13 things you might not know about Portsmouth Summer Show acts

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Victor Ariat

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TODAY The News reveals the acts for the Portsmouth Summer Show. Here are 13 facts about the performers:

1. 5ive’s self-titled first album reached number one in the UK album charts in 1998.

2. Sam Bailey received a standing ovation from Gary Barlow at her first X Factor audition with a rendition of Beyonce’s Listen.

3. Two of The Hoosiers albums have made it into the top 10 UK album charts with their debut album The Trick to Life reaching number one.

4. Diversity beat Scottish singer Susan Boyle to win Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.

5. When 5ive split in 2001, they had sold 20m records worldwide.

6. Sam Bailey played professional football for a number of 
clubs including West Ham, 
Crystal Palace and London Women.

7. Diversity appeared on American shows Larry King Live and The Today Show.

8. The Hoosiers’ Goodbye Mr A single appeared in the football video game FIFA 08.

9. Diversity is made up of eight members.

10. Sam Bailey has more than 300,000 followers on social media site Twitter.

11. 5ive won Best Pop Act at the 2000 Brit Awards.

12. Diversity leader Ashley Banjo was a judge on dancing talent show Got To Dance.

13. Sam Bailey was the first X-Factor winner to reach the Christmas number one spot in three years.