The Jakarta Post
Pussycat Dolls at the opening night of The Pussycat Dolls Lounge, Viper Room, West Hollywood, California, on Nov. 23, 2008 (Shutterstock/s_bukley)
After breaking up almost a decade ago, the Pussycat Dolls reunited on stage for the first time on England’s The X Factor: Celebrity final on Nov. 30. The girl group consisting of Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Carmitt Bachar and Kimberly Wyatt performed a medley of its classics, namely “Buttons,” “Don’t Cha,” and “When I Grow Up,” followed by their newest track “React”.
Scherzinger, the group’s lead vocalist who also happens to be a judge on X Factor, took to Instagram on Nov. 28 to announce their live reunion on the show, as well as a UK tour in April 2020.
The tour will kick off in Dublin on April 5 and end in London on April 17.
Regarding the group’s comeback, Wyatt said in an interview with the BBC that it has been a few years in the making.
“[…] I think ultimately there’s some unfinished business with the Pussycat Dolls,” Wyatt was quoted as saying.
UK radio station Heart pointed out that in 2009, only a year before the group confirmed its break-up, ex-member Melody Thornton made headlines when she blurted out off-script statements during a performance.
“I'm Melody and I'm a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Let me give a shout-out to my family. Thank you for supporting me, even if I'm not featured. You know what I'm saying?"
The outburst led to speculation of tension between members, especially on Scherzinger’s emphasis and subordinate treatment of the others.
The girls officially split in 2010.
According to Bustle, Scherzinger told Ryan Seacrest in a 2010 interview that a couple of Pussycat Dolls members had left the group, because they were pursuing separate projects.
“A couple of the girls have left the group, because they want to do their own projects and stuff,” Scherzinger said.
During the group’s recent BBC interview, however, Scherzinger addressed past rumors saying, “Naturally, when you're so close, there may be some disagreements, some arguments. But that's the beauty, what makes you stronger.”
Regarding Thornton’s absence, the group revealed that it was just a matter of bad timing.
“Mel's got a lot of projects going on in life. She was included in all of this. She's our sister, the door is always open, but it just wasn't the right timing for her,” said Roberts. (vel/mut)
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