Released: 6 June 2011

Genre: Pop

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Chosen from 700 wannabes this Irish girl group serve up slick but lifeless supermarket pop.

Formed by Louis Walsh and Westlife's Kian Egan the masterplan is to pitch Wonderland as purveyors of wholesome easy listening pop - a female Westlife.

Although the five girls have claimed a hand in all the songs judging by the huge number of songwriter credits (among them Take That's Mark Owen on the twinkly ballad In Your Arms and forgotten Fame Academy champ David Sneddon) this is very much an album constructed by committee.

Often criticised for his song choices on The X Factor, Team Louis make a similar error here. Considering their less than spectacular voices a soulless cover of Adele's earthy Rolling In The Deep merely demonstrates how shallow this groups ambitions really are. A straight version of Lady Antebellum's Need You Now fits the magnolia mood better.

Sadly like Louis's other project Jedward you can't help suspect it'll all end in Eurovision.

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