WHAT WILL THE NEIIIIIGHBOURS SAY?
While Cheryl Cole has been rehearsing for her solo tour this fall (also known as The Get On With It, You’re Holding Up The Reunion Tour) and Queen Nuhdeen has been drunk dancing at V Festival (“ays ut just thuh mayrguhrayhtuh, uhr ahr yew…luhkayn ut may?”), flaw-free chanteuse Sarah Harding of the Almighty Aloud is occupying her time conducting conversations with Hello! while casually riding a noble steed in glam-wear.
During the interview, Harding confirmed that the girls were preparing “something special” for their upcoming reunion in November. (Something kinda ooooh, if you will.)
SOMEONE PLEASE HOLD ME, HUG ME, SAY YOU LOVE ME.
The most important thing ever in the entire world has just happened: Girls Aloud news.
According to Daily Star Sunday columnist James Ingham, the Almighty Aloud will reunite on November 19 to perform at the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance. That’s right: Our Queens performing for the Queen.
From the Daily Star:
My Girls Aloud big gob told me: “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.
Not only that, they’ll be taping for a documentary called 10 Years of Girls Aloud for ITV, which will premiere after the X Factor UK results on Sunday, December 2:
My source added: “The weeks leading up to the big night will be captured in the documentary, which was given the green light by producers last month. “The programme will also look at the group’s rise to fame, their domination of the charts and their solo careers. “It will also have new interviews with all five members.”
And then, this whopper of a final sentence (which we already sort of knew and yet is still impossibly exciting)…
Other highlights being planned for the anniversary include new material, a tour and a possible Children In Need single.
A CHILDREN IN NEED SINGLE.
I am physically, emotionally and spiritually overcome. Between this and the reunion of Mutya Keisha Siobhan…
How do you think Cheryl feels when you call her name? Well, for one thing: She’d like you to get it right.
To the bemusement of most media outlets (and the annoyance of OCD iTunes organizers everywhere), the Girls Aloud songstress has undergone a slight image revamp: A Million Lights is by Cheryl. Just Cheryl. After two solo albums, she’s no longer going by Cheryl Cole (her former married name) nor Cheryl Tweedy (her maiden name), but singularly Cheryl, like Madonna. Or Cher. Except, you know, nothing like them at all.
And apart from (or perhaps inspired by) the name change, there’s also been a change in her sound since her last effort in 2010: It’s (mostly) good again!
When Cheryl became the first of the almighty Girls Aloud to venture into solo territory with her debut in 2009, she came swinging: The 3 Words campaign was a solid collection of R&B-laced pop (“Fight For This Love”), throbbing dance (“3 Words”) and dramatic, waltzing midtempos (“Parachute”). Accompanied by some truly stunning videos and spotlight-stealing live performances (literally–she shut down the X Factor UK stage with her million soldier performance of “Fight For This Love,” on which she was judging at the time), Queen Cheryl utterly slayed with her first solo effort.
Then, the misfire: Only a year later, Cheryl released Messy Little Raindrops, an appallingly weak follow-up record wrought with terrible balladry, tired uptempos and way, way, way too many introspective “moments.” Sure, there was “Promise This,” another stormer of a lead single (and an equally amazing live performance on X Factor in 2010), but the album itself was a complete dud. (Musically speaking, anyway–it still managed to hit #1.) Whether a case of poor A&R or the result of a life-threatening bout with malaria (that happened), Cheryl, one-fifth of the greatest British girl group since the Spice Girls, was getting it so thoroughly wrong.
Mercifully, someone’s handed Cheryl a few tissues (and a few strobe lights) for her third go-around.
SOMETHING KINDA OOOOH IS BREWING.
Yesterday afternoon, Nadine Coyle threw the entirely of the world into convulsions after tweeting that she was heading into the studio with Brian Higgins of Xenomania. “For what?!” billions demanded to know.
Well, we’ve got ourselves an answer. Seconds ago, Xenomania tweeted…
LITERALLY PUT DOWN YOUR GIRLS ALOUD SINGLES BOX TIN, STOP ALL OF YOUR BODILY PROCESSES AND SHUT THE FUCK UP.
Nadine “Flaw-Free” Coyle is one-fifth of Girls Aloud, The Greatest Girl Group of the 21st Century.
Girls Aloud’s music is produced by Xenomania, The Greatest Pop Production House of the 21st Century.
Nadine Coyle just tweeted…