For many a Pop spectator, Nicole Scherzinger’s standing in Pop music is oft…well…a little confusing.
For, as the front woman of Robin Antin‘s ‘Pussycat Dolls‘, she dominated many a chart with their tongue in cheek brand of sexy. However, up until her stint on ‘The X Factor UK’, her run as a solo act came flatter than a Rihanna vocal pre-autotune- failing to score a US release for her debut LP.
Now, her former group member Ashley Roberts has opened up on her time in the group, in a conversation of the UK’s ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’, in which she stars in.
In a week where tea is pouring faster than Rihanna releases albums, Nicole Scherzinger is next up next.
The former Pussycat Doll is set to feature on the next episode of VH1′s series ‘Behind The Music’, and in deviating from her usual brand of “PC” Scherzinger is laying it all out on the table. Most notably, her frankness on her time in the Platinum selling group.
Indeed, many would have paid to be a fly on the wall during PCD’s tenure; one which saw six people performing, yet only one (Scherzinger) singing. It’s a setup which dismayed many who saw ample potential in fellow member Melody Thornton.
Now, after a lengthy silence, the X Factor UK judge is breaking her silence. Peep a preview of ‘Behind The Music: Nicole Scherzinger’ below…
They may have gone ghost from Pop charts, but still the girl groups of yesterday have provided an irreplaceable soundtrack to most of our lives by ushering in decades of hits. The absence of such would unquestionably place a void on modern Pop music. As emphasized by a previous precis, while charts lay devoid of a diva syndicate, the offerings of The Supremes, Destiny’s Child, and TLC are just a burning reminder of a time when girls really did run the world.
So, in an effort to pay homage and also remind future successors of the big stilettos they have to fill, That Grape Juice has compiled a list of the greatest girl groups to ever grace a stage. And, in constant quest of the thoughts of you – TGJ faithful – we’ve once against requested your input on the matter.
Who’s the greatest girl group to ever it? Was it the sass and class of DC3 or the harmony of En Vogue? The classic style of The Supremes or the crazy, sexy, cool combo of TLC?
For a group who flourished in the 00′s, it’s sure does feel like an eternity since the words Pussycat Dolls actually meant anything.
Indeed, towards the end of their run, the quintet’s music struggled to chart, while band-members fled like the plague, and lead singer Nicole Schezinger continued to peddle her solo career. Needless to say, combustion was more a case of ‘when’ than ‘if’, with the ladies eventually going on “hiatus” in 2009.
Some hiatus that was, for the group are back – with all new faces.
PCD creator Robin Antin has assembled the new line-up with hope they can replicate the success of their predecessors. Peep the new faces above, by way of Perez Hilton. Little is known about the scantly clad six as at writing. However, all is reportedly set to be unveiled shortly.
Putting aside’s Ms. Antin’s adamance on pushing this “concept” (see: PCD, Girlicious, Paradiso Girls), it sure will be interesting to see how this plays out.
For, immediate thinking suggests the the group’s formula is as dated as VHS. Still, as the saying goes, anything can happen.
It is no secret that the Pussycat Dolls is simply another name for Nicole Scherzinger’s gang of trusty backup dancers. This could not have been more evident than at ‘Fashion Rocks’ 2006 when Melody Thornton made the mistake of stealing the spotlight which caused Scherzinger to become obviously upset.
In fact, Scherzinger made it a point to position herself in front of Thornton while the latter was still singing her part of the song and attempted to force nudge her to return to the background. Watch the drama unfold around the 2:20 mark.
The all-new line-up of the Pussycat Dolls made their debut last night (May 21st) at a private function in Los Angeles. Joining original member and replacing members Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, and Ashley Roberts, are Kherrington Payne, Vanessa Curry, James Lee Ruiz, and Rino Nakasone-Razalan.
Nicole Scherzinger continues to impress the judges on ‘Dancing With The Stars‘. This week, the Pussycat Doll tackled the Jive alongside her partner Derek and earned the highest scores of the season thus far. On the next episode Scherzinger will dance the Quickstep. Good stuff.
Sidebar: Didn’t Rihanna’s ‘SOS’ sound great being performed by an actual singer?
The only remaining member of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, stopped by The Ryan Seacrest Show earlier this week too promote her stint on Dancing With The Stars. While talking to the presenter, Scherzinger discussed the much-publicized drama surrounding the group,their fate, feeling betrayed by a member, and her own solo plans. Check out the interview below:
Based on this particular interview, it’s safe to say that it’s a wrap for the Pussycat Dolls. Did anyone else notice her facial expression, intonation, and lack of an answer when asked whether she’s tired of the group? It’s over.
I was rather surprised to hear that she’s still making a crack at the industry on a solo tip, considering how shambolic her last outing was. Still, as the saying goes ‘if at first you don’t succeed…dust yourself off and try again’. Whether or not the music listening/buying public actually want to hear anything from Ms. Scherzinger will be interesting to see.
Randomness: For 31, Nicole looks amazingly youthful. Not to say that age indicates being a fossil, but she certainly looks much younger!