Mel B on The Masked Singer, Spice Girls tour plans and more

Scary Spice Mel B may have an edge over the rest of The Masked Singer jury when it comes to guessing this season’s celebrity adventurers: She’s also been a contestant on the show. twice.

The pop icon has been hidden to compete in both the British and Spanish versions of the fun silly singing competition — and with her low, husky voices instantly recognizable to legions of Spice Girls fans, she knows some of the inside tricks contestants use to conceal their identities. .

As she told news.com.au, in her case it was a big swing with songs outside her comfort zone: She plays a seahorse in The Masked Singer UKShe didn’t look anything like her while directing Kylie Minogue’s loud and ethereal vocals for delivery From I can’t get you out of my head.

Mel B mocked the rest’s suggestion disguised singer Judgement comity (OG lecturer Dave Hughes plus new colleagues Chrissy Swan and Abby ChatfieldIt would have a home advantage when it comes to picking some Australian celebrities under those masks.

If you have seen the most surreal moments in disguised singer The ad is currently airing – an excited Mel B screams her guess “Chappelle Corby!” – You’ll understand that Scary knows her Australian celebrities.

“I lived here, remember — my kids even went to school here,” she said, referring to the decade-long period she and her family resided in the eastern suburbs of Sydney while juggling local television projects.

could disguised singer Leading to another, longer stay in Australia for a woman who is actually a veteran of Australian reality television at this point?

“I have three girls,” she said, “so anything I do has to fit in with them…but I’d love to come back here more.”

Of course, Mel B’s yearning to return to Australia grabbed global headlines again in 2019 when she jumped a bit with one announcement that grabbed the headlines at the latest show of the Spice Girls’ UK reunion tour.

Thank you – and see you in February in Australia! announced The closest thing we had to confirm is for a group that’s known to excel Aussie fans desperately need a tour for decades.

Mel B confirmed that yes, there were plans to bring the tour to Australia – but Covid canceled those plans. but now? She is unsure but is “optimistic” that the band’s Australian fans may soon be able to see them live.

Those who were lucky enough to see the group’s 2019 tour – just 13 shows, but played with more than 700,000 fans in stadiums across the UK and Ireland – would have seen Mel B in her element.

From the moment she and the rest of the group (No Bush) took off the stage to set off the flavor of your lifeIt was clear how much Mel — who wore a tight cotton leopard print and afro suit, roaming the stage looking every inch for a pop star — was born to do so. So do you miss being a Spice Girl?

“I miss her, and I’m always eager to get back on stage,” she said. “I love being there; especially with my girls. Those shows were fair particle. “

Right now, the Spice Girls are more focused on taking care of their legacy, as the group achieves some significant (and hard-to-believe) milestones. November marks 25 years since the release of the second album SpiceworldThe social group’s active members are already starting to spark celebrations similar to the ones they held for their debut album Spice last year. Mel said this “appreciation” of the past was important: “It’s a way to thank fans.”

It is also an opportunity to look back at perhaps the most active period in the two years of the group’s domination of the world: between October 1997 and June 1998, they performed their first live concerts in Istanbul, and released Spiceworld An album, three songs, a feature film fired their manager, went on a European tour of 56 dates and lost a member when the famous Jerry quit.

Hiccup – but Mel says she remembers every minute of it: “I remember things very clearly. I made it clear that I kept journals every day.

Sure then, Mel b Spiceworld Diary They are begging to be released, following two previous books from the star, including a 2018 must-read brutally honestthe harrowing story of her toxic marriage to ex-husband Stephen Belafonte.

Meanwhile, another Spice Girls book looms large: “Sporty Spice” Melanie C will be releasing her first memoir in September, promising to deliver the highest levels of life on the set. Mel confirmed that she was helping her bandmate backstage as she prepared for the release.

“Oh yeah — we’re friends, so we’d never say anything or write anything in public without checking each other out first. She’s been sending me little bits and I’m helping her out,” she said.

There is another significant anniversary in the history of the group this year. August marks 10 years since their remarkable performance at the London Olympics closing ceremony, the last time they performed in a five-piece show.

Watch the performance – with 25 million views on YouTube, obviously many still do – I was shocked at how many things could go terribly wrong in four minutes of stage time, as they scurried around the stadium standing on taxi tops and clinging to their dear lives. Victoria in particular seemed a strong gust of wind far from becoming an Olympic killing spree.

Mel, who admitted that the group participated in the performance in the same spirit that has informed so much of their careers, said:

“With the Spice Girls, we’re always kind of… do it. Just do it, and try not to think what could go wrong! “

The Masked Singer premieres at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 at 10 o’clock

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