Did S Club 7 Bring it All Back To Children In Need?

S Club 7 Reunite, But Did They Manage to Reach For The Stars?
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Citizens of the world, we told you it was going to happen, and now it has. S Club 7 reunited for Friday’s Children in Need show and it was GLORIOUS.

I say it was glorious and yet there were a multitude of criticisms I can (and will) make…BUT it was S Club and we all know there simply ain’t no party like an S Club Party. The entire performance is here for your viewing pleasure, dear friends (and maybe you could donate to Children in Need while watching?) and here are my observations:

  • The crowd went wild: The CiN studio audience were almost as excited as I was in my living room. I eagerly screamed that countdown with them, oh yes.
  • Tina’s doing her dance: On a street corner, by the looks of things. This is a comeback, Tina, not a ‘goneback.’ It’s not 1999 anymore and lilac sequinned hotpants and thigh high boots are not something that should ever be revisited.
  • Jon’s looking for romance: Well he might be, but as with all things relating to Jon, no one really noticed.
  • Paul’s getting down on the floor: And by the looks of things, he’s going to be unable to get back up again. Oh dear, Paul, the years have not been kind.
  • Hannah’s screaming out for more: More hideously synthetic hair extensions, possibly. As with Jon, we didn’t really notice she was there, but S Club still doesn’t work without either of them.
  • Wanna see Bradley swing: Well despite the hideous hair, Bradley has still got the moves and the stage presence for sure. Loved seeing him back in the spotlight!
  • Wanna see Rachel do her thing: Yes please. Rachel can do whatever she wants and it will be sublime and I will love it. Always my favourite, she looks fantastic and can still sing, which brings us onto…
  • Jo, she’s got the flow: Except…in what has to be the most upsetting thing about the performance, she really hasn’t. Jo had a sensational voice but she struggled throughout the performance on Friday which was such a shame. Maybe it was nerves, but her lower register which was always so strong, sounded terrible, and she seemed to know it, too. I was disappointed that the majority was mimed and only a few verse lines were sung live, but given Jo’s vocals maybe that was a good thing.

The thing is…it was S Club 7, reunited, on stage, and despite everything, I LOVED every second. I danced, I sang (better than Jo) and you know what? If there’s a tour coming, you can expect me to be dancing around at that, too.

They’re not like Take That, who have all their original talent and then some, and a lot more work needs to be done if they’re thinking about releasing new material, but…but…There Ain’t No Party Like an S Club Party so Reach for the Stars, guys because we know you can do it!

Becky Fuller

Lover of all things theatrical, literature related, musical and Gleeful. Writer, actress, wife and mother.