Girls Aloud: Dancing On Ice

by Bradley Stern

Well then, this would be Girls Aloud‘s first ‘proper’ performance of “Untouchable,” their new single. As you can see, the Girls were indeed lifted on high as reported. Well, at least for the first ten seconds.

Okay…so it’s just what they did to open up their Tangled Up Tour, except this time over a massive sheet of ice rather than a massive stage.

The performance was a B+ deal vocally, featuring far too much Sarah (who looked as though last night never really ended) and far too little Nadine (who was cheated any possible camera time during her solo thanks to the in-air theatrical nonsense of the two professional skaters zooming past throughout the song.) But the night’s true accolades should be rewarded toward Nicola, who carried the song almost entirely on her own. Kudos, little one!

To reaffirm, this was NOT a bad performance of a simply so-so “single” mix.

Why then does there seem to be a massive “…BUT” coming?


Jazz hands, goofy pageant smiles, and high kicks abound, the two cheeseballs skating around the Aloud were just about one sashay away from turning this gig into a full-on production of Chicago. Seriously, who organized the choreography for these skaters…Mary Katherine Gallagher?

Thank you, professional dancers Torvil and Dean for completely and utterly ruining the momentum and energy of “Untouchable.”

  • dabble-boy

    I was thinking more or less the exact same thing, but I guess part of it comes from the fact the whole “Dancing on Ice” gimmick really is all about those two skaters.

    I did think it was kind of hilarious in a horrifying way how editors and camera crew were so torn between focusing on the girls or acknowledging whatever it was that was making the audience clap along or cheer…

  • Anonymous

    With all due respect, what exactly were you expecting to find on ‘Dancing on ice’????

  • Adam

    it just seems wierd that GA would be booked to promote their new single, but then be overshadowed by those creepy smiling skaters. Obviously there could be skating involved, but seriously it was creepy to watch. And I bet there was some yelling at the agent for allowing it to happen.

    It made me laugh when they kept going round and round Nicola…poor thing struggles with choreography at the best of times so that must not help her. Good to see a single where she gets to shine so much though!