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Drama: Melody Booted Out Of Pussycat Dolls!

Published: Friday 1st Jan 2010 by Sam
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It appears Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin‘s promise of new faces in the group is holding true, with Twitter posts by member Melody Thornton indicating that she has been axed from the five-piece. The 23 year old’s telling Tweets have been posted over the last two days. Here’s what Thornton said:

Not sure yet what my n.y’s resolution is but I know I wanna let go of the ppl who wanna let go of me! So ill start there. Sad
11:30 PM Dec 29th from UberTwitter

Thx 2 God, Jimmy Iovine, Robin Antin, Ron Fair and everyone involved in making the Pussycat Dolls a sucess! What a start! Thx 4 the bridge!
about 2 hours ago from UberTwitter

With all-signs pointing to Ms. Melody being ousted (unsurprising considering her being so vocal about her talents not being utilised), I must say this sure looks to be a blessing more so than anything for the ridiculously talented VOCALIST.

As the sales of the ladies last LP ‘Doll Domination’ show, Robin Antin’s stubborn insistence on keeping the focus exclusively on Nicole has made for PCD to be come a sinking ship. With their 3rd album looking to rehash the same formula, if ever there was a time for Melody to spread her wings and get her shine, it’s now! I mean Melody just standing there looking pretty and singing the odd ‘ohhh’ and ‘ahhh’ never did sit well with me, especially considering she has a better voice than the chick out front!!! (IMO). In any case, we wish her much success – she certainly deserves it.

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  1. Kyus January 1, 2010

    Nicole is still an amazing singer, just not as good as Melody. Nicole is prettier and can dance better though. I hope this isn’t true, I love Nicole AND Melody. Th other girls can go for all I care

  2. SparkD January 1, 2010

    I think the PCD was the best platform, and possibly the best thing that could happy for Melody Thornton.

    Sorry for the Destiny’s Child comparisons BUT:

    Melody is closer to the Letoya/Kelly Rowland of the group where she has talent, grind, and potential international appeal. Unlike Farrah Franklin, even though PCD is her platform, Melody has stronger talent than looks.

    I still think Nicole will get the Beyonce backing, but we ex-DC fans love to see an snappy underdog with fight in her.

  3. SparkD January 1, 2010

    Woops…sorry for the typos…PCD was the best platform that could HAPPEN for Melody…and ex-DC fans love to see A snappy underdog!

  4. Chad January 1, 2010

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  5. January 1, 2010

    i think she can sing (and that she’s better than nicole’s off key warbling), but she’s not as good as you’re sayin’.

  6. Carmen January 1, 2010

    Melody absolutely CANNOT sing. Her voice is MORE irritating than Rihanna’s. She can have fun flopping.

  7. MORE TRUTH January 1, 2010

    WHO CARESSS!!!!! GROUPS NEVER WORK OUT. ESPECIALLY CHIC GROUPS. ALWAYS FIGHTING WHO’S GOT THE BIGGER B******. FACT OF LIFE. JUST LIKE SPORTS TEAMS ALWAYS ROTATING PLAYERS. WHEN U GET SEVERAL EGOS ALL WANTING TO BE A STAR SOMETHINGS GOT TO GIVE… START SOLO TO BEGIN WITH, LESS HEADACHES. SEEMS ONLY GROUPS TO EVER STAY 2GETHER FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME ARE HARD ROCKERS, METAL BANDS. TRUTH.

  8. geminiblacc January 1, 2010

    Melody can sing. The problem is her song choice. Her song “space” was the best song off their last album IMO. I think she will do fine as long as she finds her own lane and stays in it. She just needs a team behind her that is going to push her to that next level. Unfortunately that’s hard to find these days, that’s why so many quality artists and music go unnoticed and unappreciated.

  9. SparkD January 1, 2010

    From a business standpoint, groups are just a platform for a solo career. And before the days of artists jumping labels, if a group got dropped, they’re most marketable singer would get signed. So it was a good second chance for management—-in PCD’s case: PCD–>Nicole.

    Today, anybody can brand anything, so multiple members of groups have a chance at other careers in entertainment. I’m not sure if Melody would get the back that Nicole gets, but doors are open for her to do other things.

  10. Anthony January 1, 2010

    Idk why ppl think that just because you have an overly loud and powerful voice
    that you are the better singer… Just because Melody wails to the moon and
    sings all hard and powerful does not make her solo/lead singer material.

    Nicole is more trained and versatile. She was the perfect fit
    for the lead. Now about them putting all the spotlight on her,
    well idk about that…

    But Melody is just not THAT UMPH that everyone wants her to
    be. She has to step her game up majorly to get to that point.

  11. JN January 1, 2010

    Melody should hook up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

  12. BeydaBess January 1, 2010

    Da Bess Songz Eva Made in da histery ov Musiq, & C*** nown 1 of yall kan argui wit it so dont evn tri. Happy new yaer

    Plies- Becky
    Akinyele – Just put it in your mouth
    Khia – My Neck, My Back (Lick It)
    Guvinile- Back that…
    Souljah boy- Crank Dat…
    Souljah boy- Yahhh
    Souljah boy-Booty Meat
    Beyonce- bootylicuios
    Beyonce- Video Phone
    Beyonce- Upgrade You
    Beyonce- Diva
    Beyonce- Video Phone
    Beyonce- Hellooooooo
    Beyonce- Radio
    Tbaby- It’s So Cold in the D

    *Dey Bettah play dis at mi funeral!*

  13. Kyle January 1, 2010

    Melody has a few REALLY ROUGH performances that I laugh when I read about her being a serious vocalist. Her sense of pitch isn’t strong enough to be a serious vocalist.

  14. 12345 January 1, 2010

    @beydabees
    die already, your taste in music makes me throw up

    on topic : as much as I dont like PCD, Nicole IS the star, and how can you say Melody is a powerful singer when you never heard her sing? rofl

  15. walkitout January 1, 2010

    Hey I don’t like this new. I liked Melody. She was the only black girl in the group and she was the prettiest too. AND apparently she was the best singer. She never got enough screen time in videos, and now she’s not getting anything at all ’cause she got the boot. Ah well.

  16. king January 1, 2010

    if nicole is the “REAL” star like everyone keeps saying, why have all her solo efforts FAILED? and the person who said melody cant sing, are u serious?, she can sing better than all the other h*** in that group.ive seen her sing live, without all the backup s*** they use.
    and FAIL @ the person who said melody sings worse than rihanna….nobody sings worse than rihanna..

  17. Shontelle January 1, 2010

    LOL! I can’t believe you think Melody has a better voice than Nicole? That’s pathetic… have you not heard Melody’s voice in other people’s songs she’s featured in? She sounds annoying.. and I agree with the comment above she does sound more irritating than Rihanna! LOL

    Nicole is definitely more versitle… she can sing amazing classical ballads (she’s sang with Vittorio, and other legends).. as well as sing s*** mainstream songs.. and she’s definitely more hotter than Melody.

    While this isn’t a Melody-bashing comment.. it’s more of a comment that Nicole is deserving of the lead-singer.. Melody should know how these groups work.. there’s always a leader… if she doesn’t like it, she should be happy to go. Best wishes to her. I’m glad Nicole is still in the group.

  18. lmao January 1, 2010

    @king
    you do

  19. amz January 1, 2010

    i cannot stand melody! what makes her think she will be successful without pcd? her voice is so winy, she tries too hard!

  20. Word January 1, 2010

    About people saying Melody not having a voice or saying that her voice is more annoying than that goat looking Rihanna have definitely gone lunatic.
    It is a shame to see her be let go but PCD wasn’t much of a help to each one of their careers anyways.
    PCD = FLOP
    NICOLE = FLOP
    Even Kelly Rowland managed to pull huge numbers compare to PCD’s last effort, what a damn shame.
    I am not expecting much of PCD with their 3rd album if they continue to but Nicole’s plastic looking ass in the front hogging all the spotlight.

  21. HBQs has been REVAMPED! January 1, 2010

    I’m glad she’s been ditched. I just wish other artists like Michelle Williams and LeToya Luckett would get dropped too. Then they can all go to a label that appreciates them.

    I think Nicole is a better singer than Melody. Melody was my favourite until she started straining, screeching, and trying too hard on stage. It put me right off! Recently she sang a little bit for Perez Hilton, and she still sounded like she was trying too hard. When’s someone going to tell her the truth? Like she said, she’s 25 and running out of time!

  22. tiffany January 1, 2010

    maybe some good will come of this ,Melody is a great singer ,I always felt like she was being held down by PCD . Maybe now we can get a hot solo album

  23. number1k9 January 1, 2010

    Sam, you have always showed Melody so much love! Her vocals are not all that great. her tone to me personally sounds whine-y and annoying. I could never see myself buying her solo albums.

    As for Nicole her vocals are airy and a bit scream-y at times, but that fit so well in “I hate This Part,” and “Jai Ho.”

    PCD is a sinking ship with or without Nicole AND Melody. They are a has been girl group like 80-90% of girl groups, they have their run- and then they’re done!

  24. Kacy January 1, 2010

    There’s actual footage of her saying this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKTGeZ1Jrjg&feature=channel

    I always thought she would be the first to leave. She is way more talented than the group even allowed her to be. Hope she makes it on her own.
    As the rest of the PCD, excluding Nicole, should save every penny they ever made while in the group!

  25. TheWiz January 2, 2010

    Melody leaving PCD marks the end of me listening to them.. UNLESS, she is replaced with another girl who sounds similar to her!
    I LOVE MELODY, okay i understand sometimes she is a bit pitchy/whiny/etc etc, but come on give the girl a break, she will improve!
    AND she defo has the potential to become a global superstar, rihanna doesnt have a better voice than melody, but shes a smash success, so all I can say is MORE POWER TO YOU MISS.MELODY!

  26. Joel January 2, 2010

    Melody a better singer than Nicole??? That’s hilarious. Melody can’t control her voice, have you ever seen PCD live? If ‘Doll Domination’ flopped was because they should’ve let the other girls shine a little bit more, but Nicole is and will always be the STAR of that group, and her solo project also flopped because the time was just not right and the singles were weak.

  27. Cume January 2, 2010

    Hey ppl wen u r in a group n u talentd n u keep gettn hidden u try xtra hard 2prove urslf n smtyms their mistakes wit pitchn so I’ll undastnd if melody sounds pitchy on stage smtyms(it dsnt mean she dsnt sing far mch beta dn nicole).evn beyonce sounded pitchy at d oscar perf of dream girls wit jennifa hudson cos jen took all d attentn so she wntd d ppl to knw she ws still bee…wat I knw is Robin is a racist,she cnt stand seeing a black girl take d lead in a white group.period.

  28. Dave January 2, 2010

    I think it’s a blessing too more than anything. & Melody never strains, she may sing a little over the top, but never trains. She managed to hit E5, F5, & G5 like it’s nothing. And she has the craziest Melismatic runs. Like when she sang “Tainted Love” w/ PCD & “Bite the Dust” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMPgabU95xs

    & her just spankin the hell out of PCD songs & other songs by other artist:
    her rendition of “Feeling Good” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bBM1ZCuD34
    “Fever” starting @ 1:33 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2L4IazZa0E
    “Sway” starting @ 3:03 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LicPp7LGsD8
    her cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Hurt” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33CIw0iGmZ8

    even her comparison of her “Feeling Good” & Nicole’s. Clearly she has the better voice, maybe not range. But, her voice triumphs over Nicole’s anyday, and she has mad range too. link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMx5dGMeLDY

  29. Anndee January 2, 2010

    I think she should start off internationally like Kelly Rowland with David Guetta (sorry about the spelling). Trying to compete in the US with not the strongest voice or appeal may prove to be too hard for her, case in point Amerie, Cassie, etc. I think because Kelly Rowland is getting so much international appeal it will cross over to the states and there will be more of a demand for her next album and that might work for Melody as well. Something just went wrong with the PCD’s formula after their 1st album and if they don’t change it soon, they’ll continue to flop.

  30. tmm09 January 2, 2010

    Melody can’t sing she just screams. I was at their concert ( front row ) and she sings so off key that my head realy hurted… and when she started to belt my ears started to bleed.

  31. King January 2, 2010

    y must people always hate on somebody they dont know.. yes the p**** cat dolls put melody name out there. shes not being ungratefull to the group.in fact she thanked them for giving her an opportunity.
    nobody’s denying that nicole can sing, but shes not the star of the group,obviously. people are getting tired of her getting all the spotlight. who wants to be in a group, and have have the same or more talent than the lead singer, and yet ull always in the background..than that s*** shouldnt be call a group.it should just be necole as the star than..oops the bish couldnt even make it as a solo singer.

  32. Ben January 2, 2010

    I could see that happening from a mile away. Good luck to Melody though, she does have a voice, and I guess that was intimidating to whoever managed the group. PCD is pretty much over anyway, I don’t even see the point of going on as a 4some, just drop the whole thing. The last album went nowhere, despite the fact that is was ACTUALLY good, the label just got lazy. Somebody mentioned something about the only groups that usually last are metal bands. Contrary to that, I believe that mainly the groups that last are the ones that have grown up together, know each other, and can all equally sing. They don’t make em’ like they used to. Usually when you have people of different personalties, different singing styles, assembled together through a contest or tv show, this is bound to happen.

  33. Dave January 2, 2010

    I completely agree with @King. People will hate though. A hater will always be a hater, so it’s no since tryna side with, convince, or argue with them. I’m just going to leave it as is. @ the end of the day Melody is talented, Melody can SANG; & she needs to do a solo record & bless out w/ them precious vocals & let good be with her to get her a great team to back her like she needs to. Because she deserves all the success that a person can possible get. But, if she doesn’t ill be happy w/ her staying true to herself & making great music. Either way i’m satisfied with her, and her being happy w/ herself & doing what she loves.

  34. netta January 8, 2010

    i agree melody is and was the best singer and dancer in PCD its about time somebody stepped out from behind nicole’s bigheaded no talent shadow

  35. you dont need to know that May 15, 2010

    LOOK MELODY U ARE THE BEST SINGER AND THAT IS THAT U SHOULVE BEEN LEADER AND EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE IDOLIZED U U HAVE BEEN MY FAVEROITE PCD SINCE WEN YALL MADE THE SONG BEEP!!! LOVE YUUUUUUU HAVE ALWAYS IDOLIZED YUU

  36. anon July 27, 2010

    Ashley has confirmed on facebook that Melody Thornton did NOT get kicked out, she quit. I copied and pasted this so you guys would know

    Antonella Hilton: oh…i think that each of us are PCD, and they are so cute! 🙂 yes, she left PCD

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