The Big Reunion review

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The bands are getting ready for their big comeback tour, but tensions are already out there.  Here’s a look at this week’s episode of the ITV’s show.

The four members left of the pop band 5ive are facing some challenges, individually and as a group. Scott had to go to anger management therapy, Ritchie escaped from the other side of the world, Abz has been depressed, bankrupt and betrayed, but somehow, they’ve all picked on Sean for leaving the group.

All this got weirder when they took the decision to get back together, and this meant to find a substitute for Jay, whose absence hanged like a ghost around the room. Abz said I feel overwhelmingly that Jay’s missing.

So the auditions for a new replacement started and it wasn’t a good start. One guy auditioning, Dan the model said I can hold a note, but I’m no Mariah Carey, which got him a very sympathetic look from the four former pop stars. It was kind of amusing seeing these guys passing musical judgement as they we’re long time experts, especially that moment when they started nodding knowledgeably at one of the people trying to sing, thinking they we’re pulling a Simon Cowell.

It actually was much more difficult than it seemed.  The try –out guy, Luke, could sing and seemed he would do anything but still there was no spark there. This was Sean’s appreciation, the same guy that left the group because of Jay’s spark. So the search continues, and everyone is confused. Should we hope that Jay returns?


Atomic Kitten

At the same time, another group who had a rocky past seems to do much better. Two out of the three Atomic Kittens, Liz and Tash, had buried the hatchet and they’ re good friends now. In the words of Liz: It’s amazing what you can cure over a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

On the other hand, Kerry Katona has done a quick recap of her latest years meaning the good fortune made from reality TV and magazines, her enduring divorce from Brian McFadden, a drug addiction, or that moment on “This Morning” when she didn’t take her medication. It was nice to see her talking to schoolchildren about mental health problems with her trademark grin on her face, and actually sweet when she told them:  This isn’t my band anymore. I’m really grateful.

Encouraged by the Pinot Grigio, Liz admitted that she was anxious about the fact that her renewed friendships with Tash is being tested by this reunion, by Kerry’s presence, and the resurfacing of old feuds and tensions. But she doesn’t concern with Kerry, at least, because her only problem is who to make it through the dance sessions without a smoke.


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