Teens to meet McFly heroes

Becca Bond (right) and Lauren Cliff have won a competition to meet McFly after making a video to one of their songs.
Becca Bond (right) and Lauren Cliff have won a competition to meet McFly after making a video to one of their songs.
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TWO super McFly fans have won an online competition to meet their musical heroes after creating a special video covering one of the band’s 17 hit singles.

Best friends Lauren Cliff and Becca Bond discovered they had won the competition to meet the pop band last Thursday, after their homemade entry in the Battle of the Fans competition was voted into the top 25 videos.

The two former Airedale Academy pupils uploaded their video – which saw Becca playing guitar and singing Love Is Easy while Lauren performed a puppet show starring the four band members and their girlfriends – on the Youtube website for people to vote for.

Lauren, 16, of Fryston Road, said: “It’s amazing to have won the competition, we couldn’t believe it. We were watching the top 25 list when the voting closed and, when we realised we had won, we just started screaming.

“We both love them, their music is great and they all seem so nice and funny in interviews, so we can’t wait to meet them.

“Our friends are so happy for us because they know how much we love them. They helped us win by sharing the video on their Facebook pages, so more and more people would vote for us.”

More than 400 fans entered the competitions and every competition winner in the top 25 won the chance to meet McFly at various venues listed on their national Memory Lane – Best of McFly tour this year.

The two Airedale teens will meet Harry, Tom, Dougie and Danny – who formed McFly in 2003 – at the O2 Academy Leeds on May 1.

Becca, 16, of Fryston Road, said: “I am so excited about meeting the group. I’ve been to see them twice already and they are amazing in concert, it’s going to be amazing to meet them.”

To see Lauren and Becca’s video, visit search on www.youtube.com for ‘Mcfly battle of the fans love is easy cover’.