U2 gave one lucky Los Angeles group a big boost at their Staples Center concert on Tuesday night (01NOV05) - the rockers brought them up onstage for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to land a record deal.

The members of girl group EXIT, all huge U2 fans, were spotted in the crowd by frontman Bono, who was amused by their sign - advertising their services as musicians, during the sold-out Los Angeles show. And he chose to invite them onstage.

The four-piece was given the chance to play an entire U2 tune and opted to perform 1980 song OUT OF CONTROL, while the Irish group took a break from the show and watched, along with thousands of their fans.

The girls impressed everyone and received a warm reception from their fellow fans for their services, and now it looks like their cheeky bid to get noticed will land them a record deal.

TIM DEVINE, Columbia Records vice president of A+R was among the music executives in the audience, and he's now working to get Exit signed to his label.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "I was very impressed with them and want to hear more... They went up there, grabbed the instruments and played with aplomb."

Exit drummer PAM BLUESTEIN says, "It's been unbelievable, it was just magic."