You'll be tremendously X-cited when you hear it...

The ‘Flopstars’ formerally known as LIBERTY have decided on a new name.

The group, comprised of singers who didn’t make the grade in Hear’Say, are signed to Richard Branson’s V2 label.

They were given six weeks to make the change after a London High Court judge ruled in January the name Liberty belonged to a little-known funk band and could not be used by the newer group. He said the new act must change to avoid further damage to the funk band’s reputation.


The judge allowed the ‘Flopstars’ a slight variation of the spelling or a new name incorporating Liberty, so the group have decided on the name Liberty X .

They release a new single, ‘Just A Little’ on May 13. The track is the follow-up to last year’s ‘Thinking It Over’.