It’s the morning after Little Mix won X Factor and Spice Girl Mel C has just called to give us her X-clusive verdict on last night’s stomper of a show.
As a Spice Girl and successful solo artist, she has sold squillions of records, making her excellently poised to talk about the trials and tribulations of being in a girl group and sustaining a career in the industry.
So, without further ado, here’s what the sooper-lovely popstrel has to say…
Sooo, did the right act win?
Yes! This year has been the best yet and I’m over the moon about Little Mix winning. It’s also ground-breaking having a girl group win for the first time in X Factor history. Girl power!
What do you find special about Little Mix?
I love that they are such positive role models and more importantly, relatable to their fans. There are so many girl groups out there that are overtly sexy and uber-stylish, so it’s a breath of fresh air to have a group like Little Mix enter the music industry to represent for the ladies. They’re supremely talented, humble and adorable. I really hope they won’t lose that. I also loved all the tears they displayed every week. It showed how much they cared and made me want to give them a big group hug.
Did you have fave Judge?
I think Kelly pipped Gary to the post. She’s such a superstar and I have enormous respect for her as a recording artist. Plus, there’s something really cool about having an American on the judging panel. Tulisa was great too and we all know what Louis is like!
Could Little Mix be the next big thing?
Absolutely! Little Mix could be even bigger than The Spice Girls. Plus, they’ve got an added bonus in that all four of them have equally amazing vocals. With The Spice Girls, vocals weren’t our strong point.
Having been in a girl group yourself, any advice?
Nurture your relationships within the band, respect and take care of one another. There will he high and lows, so it’s paramount you keep the lines of communication open.
And lastly, what are your plans for next year?
We’ve got The Spice Girls musical opening next year and I’m currently touring. I’ve been very busy, so I’m looking forward to chilling out over Christmas in Wales with my family. I’m also seeing Victoria before Christmas for a girly catch-up and I'm ridiculously excited about meeting baby Harper. Victoria's such a good friend and is doing brilliantly with her career as a fashion designer. All us Spicies still get along really well.
Find out more about Mel C's uh-mazing 2012 tour by visiting her official website at http://www.melaniec.net/