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15-11-2008, 18:19
Same Difference are a British pop duo, made up of siblings Sean and Sarah Smith. The group rose to fame in 2007 after coming third-place in the fourth series of reality television talent show, The X Factor.

At the time of their appearance in The X Factor, Sean (born September 24, 1985) was an entertainer in his home town of Portsmouth while Sarah (born November 4, 1988) was a student. Sean left home at the age of 17 to perform on cruise ships and appeared in a number of pantomimes. Together, they performed at a local retirement home. Sarah left home at 16 to attend the Italia Conti Academy and has recently finished her diploma. Sarah has also worked as a model and acted in the show Genie in the House but claims that singing has always been her big passion. In her VT during the third live show she revealed that she was bullied at school for being overly interested in singing, and that in her head she pictured her tormentors telling her she wasn't good enough. A friend, Harriet Templer, said that she had been witness to the bullying and that these girls were yelling abuse and even attacked her.

Same Difference entered the fourth series of UK talent show The X Factor in 2007. They auditioned in London, where judge Simon Cowell described them as "potentially two of the most annoying people I've ever met". However, he went on to champion the duo as mentor, later calling them "genuinely nice people".During the live shows, the siblings came in for particular criticism from judge Louis Walsh, who described them as "cheesy" and suggested that they would be better suited to children's parties and pantomime. In response to Walsh's comments Cowell, Osbourne and Minogue all disagreed, praising Same Difference for their upbeat performances.

They were tipped to be the first to be voted out of the competition but turned out to be surprise hit of the show, remaining outside the bottom two sing-off places throughout their entire run (they fell in the bottom two on Week 7 of the show, but by this stage of the competition the sing-off was no longer featured and the act to be eliminated was decided purely by public vote on the basis of the acts' main performances).

The duo reached the final of the show, largely thanks to their performance of S Club 7's song Never Had a Dream Come True which received a massive reception from the studio audience. They eventually finished in third place; Leon Jackson was the winner.

After leaving the show, Same Difference initially signed a one-single contract with Simon Cowell's label Syco. During the X Factor Live tour the pair confirmed that their intended debut single was a cover of "Breaking Free" from High School Musical, which they performed on the live heats of The X Factor. An original B-side to the single was also planned, entitled, "The Miracle". The tracks were recorded in Sweden in early March 2007.[4].

On 19th July 2008, they headlined the "My First Festival" show at Legoland Windsor, appearing alongside Chico, Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder and The Groovie Movie Band.

In April 2008 it was reported that their original one single deal with Syco had been withdrawn, along with their originally intended debut single. It was replaced by a better full album deal, still with Syco, rumoured to be worth around £1 million. This was to give them the chance to work with a variety of writers and producers including 80's pop legends, Mike Stock and Pete Waterman and some of the writers behind Leona Lewis and High School Musical.[5]

In a newsletter sent to their fans, the duo confirmed that their debut single, "We R One", will be released on the Syco Music/Sony BMG label on 24 November 2008. It was written by J Elofsson and P Westerlund, produced, recorded and mixed by Quiz & Larossi for XL Talent, and published by Universal Music Publishing AB: Elofsongs.[6] It was also confirmed on their official website that their album, due to be released on December 1st 2008, will be called Pop. They annouced to Portsmouth fans on the November 5th 2008 at the local Fireworks night in Cosham, Portsmouth

One of the new tracks recorded for the album and a potential single is a cover of the Stock Aitken Waterman-penned hit Turn It Into Love. The song was originally recorded by both Kylie Minogue and Hazell Dean. Later it was covered, in Japanese, by the group Wink.

Now on November 24th they release there new single in the uk titles "We R one".

Here is the video. its kinda like high school musical style.

We R one

Breaking Free