‘Okay. So the shoot is two days here in London.’ Becca, The Diamonds manager said picking some papers up off her desk. ‘When?’ Isabelle Daniels asked. ‘This Friday and Saturday. It’s a day, night shoot.’ Becca said handing Kirsten Williams, Spencer Hastings, Eméli Woods, Charlotte Huntington-Whitley and Isabelle the concept. The Diamonds were in Becca’s office at Sony Music in London having a meeting about the video for the first single, This Kiss, off their second album, Neon Lights. ‘The director is Adam Stanley. What else?’ Becca said looking around her as they each flipped through the concepts. ‘We’re making out with strangers?’ Charlotte said suddenly. ‘What? Where does it say that?’ Eméli asked looking at Charlotte. ‘Page three.’ Kirsten interjected smiling, flipping the page. ‘Ah. Yes, how could I forget.’ Becca announced, smiling, picking up a large box from under her desk and putting it on her desk. ‘These are the love interests. There’s about 1OO in there. You each have to pick one by Monday.’ Becca said smiling tapping the top. They looked at each other smiling. An idea dawned on Spencer. ‘If Kirsten and I could convince Justin and Tom to be in the shoot.’ Spencer said smiling looking at Becca, who looked unsure. Spencer looked across at Kirsten, who turned to Becca. ‘Come on, Becca. Please.’ Kirsten pleaded looking at her. ‘Okay.’ Becca said looking at them. ‘I’ll have to okay it with Adam first.’ Becca said as Charlotte picked up the box. ‘Yes.’ Kirsten and Spencer said high fiving each other. ‘We’ll Em, Is and I will happily look at these then.’ Charlotte said smiling opening the lid of the box and taking a photo out.
‘Come on, baby please. Justin’s doing it for Spencer.’ Kirsten begged her boyfriend Tom over the phone. Tom and Kirsten had been together for nearly a year, in that time the British media had dubbed them the "Young Posh & Becks" in reference to Victoria and David Beckham’s relationship because, like them, Tom was a soccer player for Manchester United and Kirsten was a member of a girl group. ‘I’m sorry babe, but no.’ Tom said to her. Kirsten was trying to convince Tom into being her love interest on The Diamonds video for This Kiss, which they were shooting in London next week. The same week Manchester United had a bye. ‘Why not?’ Kirsten said sipping her coffee as she walked down the street. Kirsten was on her way home from a meeting with the rest of The Diamonds about the shoot. ‘The boys. Imagine what they’re gonna to say.’ Tom said. ‘Babe. All you have to do is dance around like you’re at Funky Buddha and kiss me. It’s not like your acting in it.’ Kirsten said smiling sipping her coffee again. She could tell Tom was thinking. ‘It’s either you or some tool of actor named John, who will try and hit on me. I think we know which one we both prefer.’ Kirsten said smiling. ‘I’ll do it.’ Tom said finally relenting. ‘But only because I’m the most amazing boyfriend in the entire universe.’ Tom said. ‘Yes! Thank you!’ Kirsten said smiling.
‘Oh My God. He’s hot.’ Eméli said, looking at a picture over Charlotte’s shoulder, as she walked back into the living room of Isabelle’s Belgravia townhouse with a bowl of popcorn. Eméli, Charlotte and Isabelle had to each pick a male love interest for the "This Kiss" video because unlike Kirsten and Spencer, they didn’t have boyfriends. Eméli carefully made her way through all the photos spread all over the floor. She sat down in a clear space. ‘This makes me feel so depressed.’ Charlotte said looking around at all the photos surrounding her on the floor. ‘Why? You get to look at hot guys. What’s depressing about that?’ Isabelle said smiling picking up a photo. It happened to be a shirtless one, with had a killer six pack. ‘Because I’m eternally single.’ Charlotte said taking some popcorn out of the bowl. ‘We all are.’ Eméli said picking up photo. The guy had the dark, mysterious, broody look about him. Isabelle smiled suddenly standing up. ‘All the single ladies. All the single ladies. All the single ladies.’ She sung dancing terribly around the living room. Charlotte and Eméli laughed. Dancing wasn’t one of The Diamonds strongest points. ‘Come on. Sing with me!’ Isabelle said smiling dancing around the room. Eméli stood up and began dancing with her. Charlotte smiled. ‘All the single ladies. All the single ladies. All the single ladies. All the single ladies. Now put your hands up.’ Isabelle and Eméli sung as they stopped dancing. ‘Up in the club, we just broke up, I’m doing my own little thing, You decided to dip but now you wanna trip. Cause another brother noticed me.’ Eméli and Isabelle sung to Charlotte. ‘Come on, Char!’ Eméli said smiling. Charlotte smiled rolling her eyes as she put a picture back down on the floor. ‘I’m up on him, he up on me, don’t pay him any attention. Cause I cried my tears, for three good years. Ya can’t be mad at me.’ Charlotte sung as she stood up, joining in with Eméli and Isabelle. They danced around the living room. ‘Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it. If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it.’ They sung trying to dance like Beyoncé. They didn’t. They all move different ways. ‘Don’t be mad once you see that he want it. If you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it.’ They sung smiling. ‘Wuh, uh, oh, uh, uh, oh, oh, uh, oh, uh, uh, oh.’ They sung dancing around in different directions. ‘Wuh, uh, oh, uh, uh, oh, oh, uh, oh, uh, uh, oh.’ They sang and danced in between laughs. Eméli, Charlotte and Isabelle crashed into one and other before collapsing on the floor together in a fit of laughter. ‘God. We are so hopeless.’ Eméli said smiling. ‘I’m so glad we don’t dance on stage.’ Isabelle said smiling, pushing some hair out of her face. ‘I think everyone is.’ Charlotte said smiling as they lay together. ‘Come on.’ Eméli said sitting up. ‘These boys aren’t going to pick themselves.’ She said smiling, picking up one of the photos.
‘You know. Two years ago we were on the X Factor tour. Now we’re shooting our fourth music video.’ Eméli said watching the crew make the final adjustments. She was having a moment. The Diamonds all had these moments at certain points when they each couldn’t believe how far they had come. ‘It’s hard to believe sometimes isn’t it?’ Charlotte said smiling as Cara, one of their hairstylists fixed her hair. The Diamonds had spent the day shooting the video for “This Kiss” around London. They were at the final shoot of the day in an old alley. The first shot was them walking down the alley singing to the camera. ‘It’s bloody amazing though.’ Isabelle said smiling fixing her jacket. ‘Alight. Everyone ready.’ Adam said looking around the alley. ‘Yep.’ Spencer said looking around. ‘Okay then. Crew, behind the camera please. The Diamonds, remember act natural. Cue music.’ Adam said as the music began playing. ‘Action!’ He yelled. ‘I went out last night. I’m going out tonight again. Anything to capture your attention.’ Kirsten sung smiling as they walked. ‘Your attention.’ Spencer and Isabelle sung smiling. ‘And she’s a real sweet girl. And you know I got a boy. Details we both forgot to mention.’ Charlotte sung into the camera smiling. ‘Forgot to mention.’ Spencer and Isabelle sung. And you, I always know where you are. And you always know where I am. We’re taking it way too far. But I don’t want it to end.’ Isabelle sung as they cameraman pulled out the wider shot of them all. ‘This kiss is something I can’t resist. Your lips are undeniable. This kiss is something I can’t risk. Your heart is unreliable. Something so sentimental. You make so detrimental. And I wish it didn’t feel like this. Cause I don’t wanna miss this kiss. I don’t wanna miss this kiss.’ They all sung smiling as the cameraman walked backwards and forwards in front of them. ‘You know you’re just my type. And your eyes are lock and key, to my heart. Tempting my confession.’ Spencer sung to the camera smiling. ‘My confession.’ Spencer and Isabelle sung smiling. ‘And you’re a real hot thing. But you know I’ve got a boy somewhere. So can you feel the tension?’ Eméli sung smiling as they walked. ‘Feel the tension.’ Spencer and Isabelle sung. ‘And you, I’m dancing to where you are. And you’re dancing to where I am. We’re taking it way too far. But I don’t want it to end.’ Isabelle sung smiling. ‘This kiss is something I can’t resist. Your lips are undeniable. This kiss is something I can’t risk. Your heart is unreliable. Something so sentimental. You make so detrimental. And I wish it didn’t feel like this. Cause I don’t wanna miss this kiss. I don’t wanna miss this kiss.’ They all sung smiling. ‘But if you ask me to. I couldn’t, I couldn’t, I, You’re leaning closer and I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t, I but if you ask me to, I couldn’t, I couldn’t, I, I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t, I don’t wanna miss this kiss.’ Spencer and Eméli sung into the camera. ‘This kiss is something I can’t resist. Your lips are undeniable. This kiss is something I can’t risk. Your heart is unreliable. Something so sentimental. You make so detrimental. And I wish it didn’t feel like this. Cause I don’t wanna miss this kiss. I wish it didn’t feel like this.’ They all sung smiling, slowing down. ‘I wish it didn’t feel like this cause I don’t wanna miss this kiss.’ Eméli sung into the camera. ‘Cut! Good work girls!’ Adam said smiling, walking forwards. ‘At this rate we’ll have all the shots done in the hour.’ He said smiling.
‘Thank you for doing this.’ Spencer said smiling to her boyfriend, Justin. ‘I must admit. It’s a new experience kissing on camera.’ Justin said smiling. Spencer and Justin had been together for two years after meeting in their native Manchester. Justin was an investment banker at one of the major banks in London. ‘For you and me both.’ Spencer said smiling. They were filming the shots when The Diamonds each kissed a different love interest. So far Charlotte and Eméli had shot there scenes, now it was Spencer’s turn. ‘Spencer, can you move closer into Justin?’ Adam said looking in the monitor. Spencer moved in closer. ‘Alright. We’re ready when you are.’ Adam said looking at them. ‘What do we do?’ Spencer asked looking at him. It seemed pretty straightforward but Spencer still wasn’t sure. It was a new experience for her. ‘Well. Make out for the camera while everyone around you is dancing. I’m sure you can do that.’ Adam said smiling. ‘We know she can do that!’ Charlotte jeered from behind the camera. ‘Shut up Charlotte!’ Spencer said playfully smiling. ‘I think we can manage that.’ Will said smiling. ‘Right. Ready, Spencer?’ Adam said looking at her. ‘Sure am.’ Spencer said smiling, taking Justin’s hand. ‘Action!’ Adam yelled. The crowd behind them began dancing around, Spencer and Justin went in for a kiss like a couple deep in love.
‘This kiss is something I can’t resist. Your lips are undeniable. This kiss is something I can’t risk. Your heart is unreliable.’ The Diamonds sung to the camera as extras behind them jumped around, dancing. ‘Something so sentimental. You make so detrimental. And I wish it didn’t feel like this. Cause I don’t wanna miss this kiss.’ They sung dancing awkwardly on the spot. ‘I wish it didn’t feel like this cause I don’t wanna miss this kiss.’ Eméli sung smiling as The Diamonds came in together close to the camera. ‘Cut!’ Adam yelled as the music faded out. ‘That’s a wrap people!’ Adam said into the microphone. The crowd cheered and The Diamonds hugged. ‘Thank you very much people!’ Adam said smiling. Charlotte took the microphone from Adam. ‘On behalf of The Diamonds, I would like to thank everyone involved in this shoot.’ Charlotte said smiling. The crowd screamed. ‘The extras for wanting to party at a fake party.’ Charlotte said smiling. The crowd laughed. ‘The crew for making us look absolutely fabulous.’ Charlotte said smiling. ‘And Adam, for putting his energy into this. Without him none of this would have happened. So from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.’ Charlotte said smiling. The crowd cheered. ‘It has been an amazing time and a shoot we’ll never forget. Thank you everyone!’ Charlotte said smiling.