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Mixing it up with Little Mix

716) Kidsday reporters (l) Mikey Merz, Mia Crawford,

716) Kidsday reporters (l) Mikey Merz, Mia Crawford, Samantha Bonventre and Eileen Whelan, all from Minnesauke School in East Setuaket. They are with the music group Little Mix (l) Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, at the Hard Rock Caf� in Manhattan. (March 19, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday Pat Mullooly

We met Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards, the four members of the group Little Mix, when they were in Manhattan recently.

What is your favorite song to perform?

Jesy: Mine would be "How Ya Doin?" from the album.

Leigh-Anne: Mine's "Going Nowhere" from the album.

Jade: Mine is "Red Planet."

Perrie: Mine is "Going Nowhere" and "Always.

If you could have any second career, what would it be?

Jesy: I don't know, a doctor.

Leigh-Anne: I would be a private-school teacher.

Jade: I would be an artist.

Perrie: And I would be an actress or a drama teacher.

What band would you want to go on tour with?

Leigh-Anne: Spice Girls

Why did you pick Little Mix as your band name?

Jesy: Well, we're all really little and we're a mix of a lot of different things.

How has winning the "X-Factor" changed your life?

Perrie: Loads. But for a good way. We're living it.

How does the band see itself in five years?

Jesy: Hopefully in five years' time we've gotten to America and we rule the world.

Do you ever argue like brothers and sisters?

Leigh-Anne: Sometimes we have little disagreements, but we don't argue really.

What is the scariest thing that goes on stage?

Jesy: I think one of the scariest moments was when we got a song and then it got changed the day of the performance. We had to learn a whole new choreography and song and it was just a nightmare.

Jade: And every results show, when you find out if you go through to the next week or not, is scary.

Do you ever get stage fright?

Jesy: I think now we've done so many performances, we got more confidence. So not as much.

Did you ever play any instruments?

Jesy: No, unfortunately I did not -- a recorder, I wasn't very good at it so I gave it up.

Jade: I used to play piano and a little bit of violin. But I wasn't very good at violin.

Perrie: I play a guitar.

Leigh-Anne: I used to play the drums and then I started piano and now I can't play anything.

How many hours a day do you practice?

Perrie: Whenever we're in the car, whenever we're in the hotel, we get up early just to practice.

Who decides what clothes you wear and where do you shop?

All: We do!


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