The Spice Girls announced their reunion tour last year and while many were hanging on to hopes that Victoria Beckham would change her mind and join Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (née Halliwell), it’s definitely not happening. Beckham confirmed that even though she “will feel a bit left out” and a part of her “will always be a Spice Girl,” it’s still not enough for her to join them or even make a cameo appearance. The show will go on without VB — but not necessarily without a “Posh” if Mel C has a say. There’s a chance that Posh could be replaced, and Sporty Spice knows exactly who she wants.
Former X Factor U.K. contestant and Dancing on Ice star Saara Aalto could be the fifth member — for part of the summer tour, at least. According to The Sun, the Finnish Eurovision star recalled a recent chat she had with Mel C, asking her if she could be the sixth Spice Girl, and Mel replied, “You can be the fifth one if you want. Well, there’s always room for another great singer. I can say that.”
— Kaarina (@kaarina_ks) January 19, 2019
Aalto told the paper, “They want to have a fifth member for the tour. I was like, ‘Is this a real question?’ It’s insane.”
She added that Mel told her, “there’s room for someone who can really sing.” Aalto acknowledged that, vocals-wise, it wouldn’t be hard to fill Beckham’s chunky heels; “Posh was my favourite Spice Girl but she didn’t have that many lines to sing.” Hmmm. Is that shade?
The Spice Girls have six U.K. tour dates in June. If they’re going to enlist a fifth member, we think they should be big, a superstar who is famous on both sides of the pond, someone who can elevate this from zig to zig-a-zig-ah. Perhaps a different special guest at each venue, as some rumours have suggested. Ariana Grande in Manchester, Jessie J in Edinburgh, Gaga in Coventry, Katy Perry in Sunderland, Camila Cabello in Bristol and Spice Girls superfan Adele in London? Now THAT would be epic. (Sorry, Saara.)
If the schedules don’t work, maybe the Spice Girls should just keep it all about the OGs. No Vic? no problem! Because if 2 can become 1, then 5 can certainly become 4.
— Karen Wright (@_knwright) January 19, 2019