The Spice Girls have recently announced back in March that they’re reuniting for 20th anniversary reunion tour. However, the girls hit a snag when two of their members, Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) decided not to participate. According to Life & Style, instead of canceling the tour, the rest of the group would rather find two ladies to replace them.
“The girls are going to be making a formal announcement about tryouts for their spots in the next few weeks,” the source says. “Posh and Sporty can be replaced.”
Emma Bunton, 40, and Geri Halliwell, 43, are on board, as well as Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, 41, who pushed for the reunion. Since the huge demand for the girls to get back together, Mel B has been the influence behind the reunion but Victoria and Mel C are believed to have cut all contact because of their busy schedules, causing trouble for any possibility for the reunion.
“There’s no love lost between Mel B and Victoria, who is still very close to the other girls,” said a source from The Sun. “But Mel has been desperate to make this happen for a long time and she wasn’t going to let Victoria get in the way. For a long time they put off the idea of working any projects without her because they wanted to stay as a five-piece, but with the 20th anniversary coming up they realized it was a case of now or never.”
The Spice Girls originally sold more than £85 million records thanks to their top hits in the 90’s, including “2 Become 1”, “Spice Up Your Life” and “Viva Forever”, according to The Sun. Their last tour in 2007, which did include Victoria, saw them make £107 million in ticket sales and merchandise. At their peak the Spice Girls were a pop culture phenomenon, spreading their Girl Power catchphrase around the world and earning £50 million a year.
Now in 2016, five are becoming three. Although the girls haven’t set a date yet for the tryouts, there are some controversies over whether or not the Spice Girls should even try and continue with the reunion at all. What’s the point of having a reunion if all of the members are not going to be there? Plus, if there is still some tension between the girls, such as when Posh claimed that her microphone would be turned off during her tours with them, according to, then why should fans be faced with that? If they don’t get along, it would be absolutely disrespectful to the fans for them to see that. However, it seems like these girls are trying to work together to please their fans. Mel B has been strongly convinced that this should happen. However, the whole group not being there is not going to feel the same. The Spice Girls vibe that people know and love isn’t there anymore, especially other members are too caught up in their own lives to care about the reunion tour. It’s saddening that it must be this way, but hopefully these girls will make their reunion at least satisfying for their fans.