Pop watchers were glued to their sets in the UK over the weekend as the full line-up of British pop act S Club 7 reunited for the first time in years for the BBC’s Children In Need special.
“We’re really looking forward to bringing it all back for Pudsey, for BBC Children In Need and for all our fans who have been so great over the years. This is going to be the mega S Club party of all time,” the band said in a statement in the lead-up to the event, which was seen (at its peak) by more than 11 million Britons.
But what of the live performance itself, which included snippets of their upbeat numbers ‘S Club Party’, ‘Bring It All Back’, ‘Reach’ and ‘Don’t Stop Movin’?
The group’s performance was supported heavily by a backing track, particularly in the choruses, Jo’s live vocals were less than impressive and the dance moves were at times somewhat pedestrian. Even the disjointed way the tracks were cut together felt a little sloppy.
On the upside, Bradley’s vocals help up nicely, as did Rachel’s and Ms Stevens in particular looked incredible.
It’ll be interesting to see how the band’s 2015 tour, announced late last night Australian time, is received by British audiences.
So what do you think of the band’s BBC performance (below)? Delectably good? The stuff of nightmares? Let us know in the comments below.