Taking a look back at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics 2012, it was a thrill to see the phenomenal ‘90s all-girl group Spice Girls together again in an unforgettable grand performance. But one member almost didn’t make it on stage.
Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, suffered a panic attack at the group’s reunion gig. Victoria, who was the least enthusiastic among the ladies’ performance, was sick with nerves. It’s been four years since the group had performed live so it’s quite understandable that they were all nervous but Posh, as revealed by fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton, was forced to calm her as she almost walked off on their way to the center of the stadium in a traditional UK black cabs.
As Posh said in an interview, “I was in the taxi with Emma before we started and I nearly just got out of the car. I was so nervous. I felt sick and Emma was so amazing. Honestly, that’s how you know a real friend. If it wasn’t for her, I would not have been out there.”
With the success of the gig, a source said that Mel B will spearhead the group for a reunion tour, as Geri Halliwell, Mel C and Emma Bunton are all good about the idea, but Victoria could be the lone holdout.
“Vicky says she just has way too much on her plate right now with her fashion label and so busy being a mother to four young children, and wife to David and it just doesn’t seem like she wants any part of a reunion tour.”
Last August 12, the 2012 London Olympics’s Closing Ceremony was studded with performances by none other than the recently reunited Spice Girls, Jessie J, and Queen, plus more.
The Spice Girls took the stage with their two hit singles Wanna Be and Spice Up Your Life. Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor jammed it up with a rendition of We Will Rock You, and they even featured the late Freddie Mercury via video.
Tinie Tempah and Taio Cruz covered the Bee Gees classic You Should Be Dancing with Jessie J after they performed the hits Price Tag, Written in the Stars, and Dynamite. John Lennon was joined by the children’s choir to perform his classic hit Imagine.
There were veteran artists such as George Michael, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Muse and Annie Lennox who made the night merrier, plus current artists like One Direction and Ed Sheeran. Rock star Russell Brand performed the Beatles’ I Am the Walrus, which moved the crowd to join him in chorus.
Phenomenal 90’s Girl Band Spice Girls are set to reunite as they will perform for the first time since 2008 at the Closing Ceremony of 2012 London Olympics.
The popular group, formed by Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) and Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) are reportedly 95% confirmed to sing and they will join other big names like The Who, George Michael, Take That, Liam Gallagher with his new band Beady Eye and Jessie J for the event.
Each member of the group has successfully gone solo but they have reunited to promote the Viva Forever! Musical which is based on their hits songs, last month in London that will open in the West End on December 11.
A source said, ‘The girls were approached for the Games two years ago. [They are now] 95% [confirmed]. It’s always been on the cards’.
They will be singing two songs, one of which according to sources is their ’96 smash number 1 hit Wannabe.