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International pop-opera quartet Il Divo is often dubbed the Phwoar Tenors in England. "Phwoar" is a Brit term for the sound men and women make when they ogle each other. Funny, we thought "Phwoar" could also be interpreted as "homosexual," since the guys in Il Divo put out a gay vibe rivaled only by American Idol's Ryan Seacrest. And speaking of Idol, Il Divo was created by bitchy judge Simon Cowell.

The group famous for making housewives cry and their daughters swoon is made up of American tenor David Miller, French singer Sébastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin. Exhibiting Cowell-friendly tonal perfection, the four Divo dudes boast booming operatic pipes that rival those of genre partner Josh Groban; they often drop poppy opera, a little Sinatra and even some Toni Braxton (how's about a little "Unbreak My Heart" for the ladies?) in the same set.

Pushing their latest album, Ancora, Il Divo stops by Houston today as part of their national tour. We're guessing the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will be filled with the shrieks of middle-aged women -- the group's biggest fan base. And we're guessing that ladies hoping to score with these dashing devils might be in "phwoar" a big surprise.
Tue., June 20, 8 p.m.


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