Do they have the 'X' Factor???
So here is a question for you: what were you doing in 2002? Where were you working? Who was your best friend?
Most importantly just how big was that hair of yours??
I was 25, young free and single and quite up for a bit of partying. I remember it well. I was sat in the back of a friends car headed for Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. On the radio came Liberty X "Just A Little" and the whole car erupted into serious singing a a few tragic moves. Dare I say it but ten years ago it was ok, almost quite cool, to like Liberty X.
Would you think less of me if I admitted to you right now that I actually bought one of their albums??!!?? ( please don't) Just in case you need a Liberty X memory refresher, they were the five, ahem, losers who failed to make Hear'Say in the talent show Popstars but instead formed Liberty. The X was added a year later after a legal dispute. Despite scoring only one UK #1 single with Just a Little, the group continued successfully into 2004 and proved themselves to be more successful than Hear'Say, who ended up splitting up and disappearing and not even making it into post celebrity big brother house.
So I was more than curious when a friend from ITV tweeted at the weekend "Liberty X are at our studios. Comeback anyone?"
I suppose it makes sense
Steps have done it, Girls Aloud are gearing up to it. So why shouldn't Liberty X not have a go to make a comeback to the charts?
The day after the rumours hit twitter: "Michelle Heaton, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young sparked rumours of a reunion after they were spotted outside the ITV Studios in London on Monday." I'm not one to gossip but Apparently It is believed the three girls have been in talks with TV bosses to document the band's attempt at a comeback in a docu-series for ITV2. No news of the boys yet.
The response on social media has been typically Luke warm.
On Facebook Ace love said "is this the Chinese year of the comeback? ", Alison Davies came to the conclusion: " obviously they are broke" and on twitter @krisT commented: "seeing as every comeback band has an unfit member who is going to be the fat one in liberty X"
The move comes after Steps' big comeback tour sold out in a matter of hours, and Girls Aloud fans have gone wild over Cheryl Cole's hints the band will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a series of shows.
I suppose the question is have we moved on ten years later? Are bands like Liberty X still relevant? Would you part with your well earned cash to see them live in the Midlands.
For me I'm still single still like to party a bit and I'm going to Buckingham Palace in a few weeks to see the Diamond Jubilee concert. Maybe some of us haven't chanted that much!
If they make a mess of this comeback the "X" bit in their name will take on a whole new meaning!