The Spice Girls are '95 per cent' confirmed to perform at the Olypics closing ceremony
Friday 20 July 2012
After months of rumours that 90's pop band The Spice Girls were going to perform at the Olymipics ceremony, it has *almost* been confirmed that they will be, including Victoria.
Last month it was reported that the girls, including Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisholm, were keen for it to go ahead but Victoria refused to appear. However, it has been revealed that they are moments away from confirming.
Old Spice Girls fans will be happy to hear that they are planning on singing their 1996 hit Wannabe as one of the two songs they'll be performing.
Victoria fuelled rumours after she admitted that she would be happy to reunite for a one-off show on RTE radio's John Murray Show yesterday:
'I’m so respectful of my past and I love the other girls. We have some fantastic fans,' she said.
'Who knows, maybe some day we’ll do something else with the Spice Girls. I would love nothing more.
'I don’t know about a comeback tour but I loved being back with the girls. There was a lot of fun, we did so much together and we’ll see. If they’re up for something then I certainly am.'
She added: 'We are so proud to be English and we are very excited about the Olympics.'
The girls haven't sung together since their reunion tour in 2008.
A source said: 'The girls were approached for the Games two years ago. It’s always been on the cards.
'Victoria is in London until the end of the Games and David’s exclusion from the football team means she has time to reunite with the Spice Girls.
'Talks are back in full swing and the balance of power rests with Mel C. Everyone is hopeful she will agree to perform.'
Mel C admiteed that she would have been truy disappointed had the girls not been involved in the Olympics.
"I’d be really upset if the Spice Girls weren’t included in the Olympics, whether it be the opening or closing ceremonies or any other playlists, because I think we absolutely represented Britain in the 90s.
'We literally flew the flag - and Geri even wore it - around the globe.'
The singer added: 'We were proud to be British and to be successful internationally, and we were the last band probably to do that.
'So I think it would be a real shame if we weren’t acknowledged in some way at the Olympics.'
Watch our video of The Spice Girls at the Viva Forever launch: