ETERNAL : Stay
There was something about Eternal’s name (and the name of their first single) that kinda gave you the impression that they were going to be around forever. This, their first single, was a big hit for the band in 1993, but the fairytale portrayed in this video was not to last – and the girls were destined not to live happily ever after. Louise (Fairy Godmother) left in 1995 to pursue a solo career and Kelle (Cinderella) was sacked by Easther & Vernie (Ugly Stepsisters) three years later so they could continue triumphantly down the pOp track to success on their own. But it wasn’t to be. Without the wholesome goodness of the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella, the record buying public would not buy the Ugly Stepsisters’ r&b-esque rubbish and they were subsequently dropped by the Lords of EMI in 2000. Still, there’s rumour of a comeback tour in the not-too-distant-future, but without Kelle and Louise. There’s the suggestion that Aussie singer Merril Bainbridge might be in the running to join the line-up!? WHAT THE!?