Unseen Footage On Spice Girls’ Audition Reveals Savage Comments About Victoria’s Singing
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In new Channel 4 doc, Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain, Chris Herbert - who put the band together in 1994 - has revealed how he scored Vic (aka Posh Spice) in a variety of categories during her audition - including her singing talent.
You can watch the clip below:
In the clip, Chris explains: "And these were the scores, yeah so dance, singing, look, personality. So Victoria, dancing - 6. Singing - 5. Look - 7... not very good skin. Personality - 5."
Yikes, that's pretty harsh.
Still, out of 400 women who applied, Victoria, now 47, made it through and became a member of the Spice Girls in 1994.
Speaking about the bands singing talents, vocal coach Pepi Lemer claimed they all "had weaknesses".
She told Bang Showbiz in 2016: "They weren't trained properly, and each one of them had weaknesses that had to be strengthened, but singing as a group they were strong.
"They all had to be trained in their own way. Mel C (Sporty) had a good soul sound, Emma (Baby) had a pretty voice, a pretty vibrato.
"Geri had the hardest part because singing wasn't the most natural thing for her to do, neither was it natural for Victoria to sing, she wasn't a natural singer. She had to be trained so she could blend in with the others and form a group."
Episode one of the documentary series will air on Channel 4 on Tuesday evening at 9pm, delving into how the girls became a global phenomenon.
Using archive footage and interviews, the doc begins at the group's formation over 25 years ago, telling the story of Victoria, Geri, Mel B, Mel C and Emma, and how they became one of the most successful girl bands on the planet.
Speaking about the series, Alisa Pomeroy of Channel 4 said: “The idea of using the story of the supremely popular and mould-breaking Spice Girls to make a multi-layered social history series was too good to pass up.
"The Spice Girls mirrored and influenced a generation of women and now, nearly 30 years since their formation, their story sheds light on the coming of age of modern feminism in ways we can fully appreciate for the first time.”
Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain airs Tuesday 14th September at 9pm on Channel 4.