Look out One Direction.
Boy band Titanium member Andrew Papas of Pinehill could some day overtake UK pop group One Direction, judging by comments left on the band's YouTube page for their latest video.
The band's cover of Jason Mraz' I Won't Give Up has fans leaving comments such as: "Titanium is going to be the next One Direction", and "New Zealand has so much talent, and you boys are so talented. Proud to be a Kiwi. Go hard boys."
Andrew joined new group Titanium through The Edge Boy Band and KFC Krushers competition. The band's other members are Zac Taylor, Jordi Webber, Haydn Linsley, Shaquille Paranihi-Ngauma and TK.
Andrew is no stranger to the limelight. He represented New Zealand in the vocal category of the World Championships of Performing Arts Competition held in Los Angeles in July, and released his debut single Say Goodbye last year. He followed it up with another single Playin' My Head.
The 18-year-old has also opened for Kiwi band OpShop, and performed in the 2011 Coca Cola Christmas in the Park.
Titanium's debut single Come On Home is written by New Zealand R 'n' B artist Vince Harder.
"The song's about reminiscing about the good times we have with our loved ones, and having them by our side," Vince says.
Titanium will launch their single today.
"Making No 1 on the charts means everything to these boys," The Edge marketing manager Emily Hancox says.
"They've put in the hard work, giving up their jobs and study which demonstrates their drive and commitment," she says.
"The $10,000 cash they'll walk away with if Come On Home makes No 1 may also be an incentive."
- North Harbour News
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