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Old 27-09-2013, 13:49
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http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_arti...article=114456

It's good news but I'm kind of surprised. They do not seem suited to the soap opera antics of the Big Reunion. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic platform for them to perform at arena shows.
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Old 27-09-2013, 14:00
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Pretty depressing that this the way to go for an act like that.
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Old 27-09-2013, 14:05
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Pretty depressing that this the way to go for an act like that.
I agree to an extent but if they reform independently, there is no way they could ever perform in the likes of the O2. They would have very little media interest otherwise, especially since Louise is not taking part.

Nevertheless, it does seem like they are selling themselves off to make a quick buck.

I just cannot imagine them taking part in the scripted roles which the Honeyz painfully took on to make the show more dramatic.
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Old 27-09-2013, 16:32
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They were brilliant in their hey day , the songs they did were timeless classics . I hope there is a revival of the greatest hits on radio and Tv .
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Old 27-09-2013, 18:42
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So this means that Easther will give up her job as a gym instructor?
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:07
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They are too good for that show.
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:47
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there is a lot of history there that could be exploited by the show for dramatic purposes and i have to commend louise redknapp for not succumbing to the cash offered if the reports are true. although, it is easier to be more choosy when you have a rich husband.

they really don't need her though, there was enough drama after she was gone and it didn't effect their sound when she left either. it does beg the question whether they really need this show to launch a reunion, because they had some great singles and they were taken quite seriously due to their talent. however, i am looking forward to hearing their voices again, especially easther's and it will be interesting to see what they've been up to.
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Old 27-09-2013, 20:55
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Is that gonna be with Louise Nurding or without?
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Old 27-09-2013, 22:08
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Is that gonna be with Louise Nurding or without?
Without:
http://m.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news...g-reunion.html
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Old 27-09-2013, 22:49
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So this means that Easther will give up her job as a gym instructor?
Gym instructor??
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Old 28-09-2013, 18:17
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I used to love them as a kid.

They had so many huge songs. Their career became stronger and bigger after Louise left.

They're too good to be on this show.

My fave Eternal songs

Step From Heaven
So Good
Stay
Oh Baby I
Power Of A Woman
I Am Blessed
Good Thing
Dont You Love Me
I wana Be The Only One
Angel Of Mine
Someday

and many other of their hits.
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Old 28-09-2013, 22:26
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I am not surprised.
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Old 29-09-2013, 00:04
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It's good news but I'm kind of surprised. They do not seem suited to the soap opera antics of the Big Reunion. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic platform for them to perform at arena shows.
Are you kidding? They are surely suited to the soap operatics of The Big Reunion. Of course without Louise I wonder how much they'll want to air their other infightings.
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Old 29-09-2013, 07:39
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I remember when Eternal released their album as a duo in 1999- heat magazine reviewed it and gave it 5 stars I think- there was a lot of buzz about how good the album was. Then it reached something like 87....
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Old 29-09-2013, 11:17
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People forget they maintained a very strong sales career after Louise left.

Their albums sold double platinum and triple platinum each aside from their last one in 1999/2000 where they were just a duo.

Albums

"Always And Forever" 4 times platinum selling over a 1'000'000 copies in the UK alone.
"Power Of A woman" 2 times platinum (600'000) sales
"Before The Rain" Platinum (300'000)
The Greatest Hits Triple Platinum (900'000) copies
"Eternal" released as a duo (No 87)
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Old 29-09-2013, 12:06
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It's a big shame Louise isn't taking part. Not because the girls need her, but just because I long for her to start singing again.
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Old 29-09-2013, 12:42
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Looking forward to this. I used to be a huuuge fan when I was younger! Plenty of drama I can imagine
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Old 29-09-2013, 13:15
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Are you kidding? They are surely suited to the soap operatics of The Big Reunion. Of course without Louise I wonder how much they'll want to air their other infightings.
There is a lot of history behind their demise. However, the Bennett sisters never washed dirty laundry in public -either about former bandmates or ex boyfriends/husbands. They were always dignified and gracious on camera.

Of course there were major bitchy fights behind the scenes - it is unfortunate that the Big Reunion is the way for them to reform.
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Old 01-10-2013, 17:19
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I used to love them as a kid.

They had so many huge songs. Their career became stronger and bigger after Louise left.

They're too good to be on this show.

My fave Eternal songs

Step From Heaven
So Good
Stay
Oh Baby I
Power Of A Woman
I Am Blessed
Good Thing
Dont You Love Me
I wana Be The Only One
Angel Of Mine
Someday

and many other of their hits.
Compared to most of the acts who appeared on the Big Reunion series 1, Eternal have a massive catalogue of songs to choose from when reforming - unlike the Honeyz!
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Old 01-10-2013, 17:31
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Didn't they kick one of their members out? Kellie I think? I just recall thinking them rather bitchy at the time.

Perfect for Big Reunion 2.
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Old 01-10-2013, 23:15
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Pretty depressing that this the way to go for an act like that.
Agreed.

I would have liked to see them get back together but they are too good for such a tacky platform to do it on.

I'm disappointed.
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Old 01-10-2013, 23:28
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Didn't they kick one of their members out? Kellie I think? I just recall thinking them rather bitchy at the time.

Perfect for Big Reunion 2.
yes, she was sacked via a fax message.
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Old 02-10-2013, 15:43
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yes, she was sacked via a fax message.
That's horrible.

I also always thought Kellie was by far the prettiest member.
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Old 02-10-2013, 21:10
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Agree with most of the comments above. On one had it's great (if true) that Eternal are finally reuinting after all these years. I think they're definitly one of the few acts left that are worthy of regrouping. And also, it will be good to see Easther and Vernie on the TV again as they seemed to have remained out of the media spotlight since the band split (aside from Easther's duet with Aswad in the early 00's).

On the other hand, I agree with the comments about them appearing on The Big Reuinion. They must have been offered a fortune to do this show as I reckon (unless S Club 7 do it) they'll be the stars of the show. They had 16 Top 20 singles and four albums aswell as the drama behind the scenes. However, The Big Reuinion does seem pretty scripted to me. like TOWIE and i'm not sure the Bennetts will be ones to 'go along' with it. Also, I think they may have used up all the 'best' acts in Series One, so i'm not optimistic that the second series will do as well.

Then again, would an Eternal reuinion work without the Big reuinion? Easther and Kelle reformed the group in mid 00's for a reunion gig with other acts (Boy II Men) but it was cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. However, there does seem to be an interest in the band, I remember Kelle and Vernie have both mentioned several times that the band has been offered record deals to record another album over the years but have always declined. If this is a sucess, maybe we could get a new song from them or something.

Big reuinion Eternal is better than no Eternal
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:13
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Their debut album was the first album on CD that I bought. I've still got it.

My favourite song of theirs was I Am Blessed.
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