Then there were three: Scary, Baby, Ginger. So there are two places to fill for next July’s highly anticipated Hyde Park gig. How can they fill the Posh and Sporty boots? The search could be on its way.
A BBC talent show appears to be the favourite option. July 2017 will be the 21st anniversary of their debut single ‘Wannabe’, and April will see a series of live heats/shows auditioning potential future ‘Spices’ for Hyde Park, July.
Scary Spice, Mel B, said she agreed to join Emma and Geri, because:
“. . . the other b*****s didn’t want to do it.”
Mel added: “I don’t think we could ever replace Sporty or Posh but I’d like to invite other people to sing with us.”
Gone are the days of ‘Posh’ as we knew her. As we recognise the 20th anniversary of ‘Wannabe’, Victoria Beckham is well-powered as ‘Fashion Icon (ex-Spice)’. Her image has taken a massive transformation from a quiet girl in her early-twenties to the powerful woman we see today.
What do we need? Another posh-ish, mysterious, pretty-ish one like Victoria, and, coincidently, because of Mel C’s athletic fashion choice – including the odd high kick – a ‘Sporty-ish one’? Or will we decide on two completely new ‘Spices’, 20-years on? Surely it can’t be ‘Social-media Spice’? in 1996, there were not that many with the luxury of mobile phones, therefore should we expect the new ‘Spices’ to be the similar ages to our regular names, or a representative modern-take? We will follow developments to find out.
A talent show is the modern way: The Spice Girls remain legends to the huge rise of a female voice in a male-dominated 90s music scene; and correlated quite easily into this. Little Mix demonstrate a gigantic popularity, and music fans will welcome back the influence of The Spice Girls once more, with a further doubly-added spice.
Watch Little Mix ‘Secret Love Song’ Vs ‘Wannabe’ below: