Girls Aloud to reform at the behest of Her Majesty
NOVEMBER 2012 will be the tenth anniversary of Girls Aloud winning Popstars: The Rivals. A decade ago, Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah erupted onto the pop scene and became just about the greatest girlgroup these shores ever produced.
However, like all famous popgroups, they’ve gone their separate ways and some of them look like they hate each other. Cheryl, of course, became famous all by herself and Nadine turned into something of a joke hate figure, with the others seemingly perfectly lovely and a little flawed (just what you want from popstars really).
And now, ten years on, it looks like they’ll be reforming for The Royal Variety at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 19th in front of the Queen and her family. Her Majesty is obviously a big fan, especially of the puzzling version of ‘Can’t Speak French’, which is sung in French.
A source close to the band told the Daily Star newspaper:
“Being asked to perform at the Royal Variety Show is massive for the band. They performed in 2004 when they were at the height of their fame so it’s fitting that they would return eight years later. It’s the Variety Show’s 100th anniversary and the line-up will be full of A-listers. It will be one of the Queen’s final engagements of a year which will have seen her Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.”
GA will also have a 75 minute documentary aired after The X Factor live final results in December and there’s big talk about a comeback tour, album and more. However, we’re looking forward to the amdram that will follow their reformation, just like we’ve seen with the mostly mental Spice Girls reunion.
With Mel B rumoured to be causing all kinds of trouble with the Spice Girls’ Olympics closing ceremony gig on its way (a stack of “unreasonable demands” according to one newspaper), we greatly look forward to Nadine being a thorough pain in the arse come the close of 2012.