WATCH NOW: Rachel Judging The X-Factor

Watch Rachel’s special appearance on The X-Factor above, To catch screen captures from the show Proceed to our gallery!

Special thanks to Lorna for the videos and captures!!

WATCH NOW: Rachel Judging The X-Factor

Watch Rachel’s special appearance on The X-Factor above, To catch screen captures from the show Proceed to our gallery!

Special thanks to Lorna for the videos and captures!!

X-Factor New Zeland Blogs

Dale
May 12, 2013

As i’m sure you’re very aware by now. Rachel made a surprise guest appearance on X-Factor New Zealand, Their official site has posted a blog about tonight’s episode.

North of Auckland on the Mahurangi Peninsula, Mel Blatt was joined by none other than Rachel Stevens from S Club 7. Judging by the reaction on Twitter, I wasn’t the only one extremely excited by this. There ain’t no party like an S Club party! The groups’ retreat kicked off with The Young Project covering One Direction’s ‘Let Me Kiss You’. Blatt called them “too darn cute” and Rachel Stevens agreed. They can put that on their CV!

John, John and John from ANABAC were next. I’m still amused by the fact they are all called John. Their vocals were lovely. Stevens told Blatt she was going to have a tough choice choosing who to put through. L.O.V.E claimed their “angle of difference” would get them through to the live shows. The rap duo was probably the weakest group retreat audition though. I’m not sure they are a good fit.

Gap 5 were head to toe in hipster fashion for another week and performed better than anything I’d heard from them all series. Tonight’s decision will be very interesting. Which of the groups will get the chop? Blatt and Stevens retired for the evening, glasses of wine in hand with big decisions to make.

Hopefully we can get some videos of Rachel on the show, For the meantime, vote in this poll!


X-Factor New Zeland Blogs

Dale
May 12, 2013

As i’m sure you’re very aware by now. Rachel made a surprise guest appearance on X-Factor New Zealand, Their official site has posted a blog about tonight’s episode.

North of Auckland on the Mahurangi Peninsula, Mel Blatt was joined by none other than Rachel Stevens from S Club 7. Judging by the reaction on Twitter, I wasn’t the only one extremely excited by this. There ain’t no party like an S Club party! The groups’ retreat kicked off with The Young Project covering One Direction’s ‘Let Me Kiss You’. Blatt called them “too darn cute” and Rachel Stevens agreed. They can put that on their CV!

John, John and John from ANABAC were next. I’m still amused by the fact they are all called John. Their vocals were lovely. Stevens told Blatt she was going to have a tough choice choosing who to put through. L.O.V.E claimed their “angle of difference” would get them through to the live shows. The rap duo was probably the weakest group retreat audition though. I’m not sure they are a good fit.

Gap 5 were head to toe in hipster fashion for another week and performed better than anything I’d heard from them all series. Tonight’s decision will be very interesting. Which of the groups will get the chop? Blatt and Stevens retired for the evening, glasses of wine in hand with big decisions to make.

Hopefully we can get some videos of Rachel on the show, For the meantime, vote in this poll!


Rachel Stevens joins X Factor, New Zealand

Dale
May 12, 2013

Former S Club 7 singer and Strictly Come Dancing star, Rachel Stevens, will be revealed as a guest judge on tonight and tomorrow’s X Factor, New Zealand (TV3), starring alongside All Saints’ judge Melanie Blatt.

Rachel arrived in New Zealand just a few weeks ago to surprise contestants in the ‘groups’ category when their mentor (Mel) was revealed to them along with Rachel to help her decide who to put through to live shows. Arriving in style, Rachel was flown by helicopter to the stunning judge’s retreatin Mahurangi, 40 miles north of Auckland, where the contestants eagerly awaited the news of who their mentor and guest judge were. After their excitement of being partnered with Mel, Rachel was revealed and the groups spontaneously burst into a medley of S Club songs.

S Club 7 sold over 14 million records, received two Brit Awards and their TV show was televised in 114 countries world wide.Rachel said; “This was my first visit back to New Zealand since we toured here as a band and it was lovely to see there’s still a lot of S Club love out there! I’m a huge X Factor fan and like lots of other people, Saturday nights are often spent ‘critiquing’ contestants from the sofa so it was great to be able to do it for real. Mel will be a fantastic mentor and has some great contestants in her team. I’ll be supporting her and the groups all the way and hope she has the winner!”

Rachel flew into New Zealand for a whirlwind 4 day trip before flying back to London and then to Paris to shoot the new A/W campaign for Next, who she continues to work with as the face of their Petite’s range.Rachel said; “It was an exciting week and great fun to be part of the show. I got quite nostalgic seeing the young bands enjoying themselves, creating new styles and sounds. It was lovely to be part of. I had a great time in S Club and know how much they’ve got to look forward to. Being back in New Zealand, albeit briefly was a pleasure and I’m excited for Mel and for the show.”

John McDonald, Co-Exec Producer of X Factor NZ said; “Rachel was the perfect addition to help Mel with her decision and she did a great job. Her feedback was incredibly valuable to the contestants and to Mel having been very successful in a band herself. Plus she was a natural in front of the camera.”

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS: Next Additions

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We’ve added some new pictures from Rachel’s Spring “Next” shoot. Click the picture above to proceed to the gallery!

Blue Back S Club 7 for “Big Reunion”

Dale
May 4, 2013

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 Boy band Blue have putting their backing for S Club 7 to appear on season 2 of “The Big Reunion”. Blue got put back together along side Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, and Liberty X (To name a few..) for the first season of the popular ITV2 television series, but they’ve put their support behind S Club being an act in season 2.

”This song [Don’t Stop Movin’ UK #1) beat us to Record of the Year in 2001. We were winning, winning, winning, then they started beating us. They pipped us to the post.” claims Antony Costa ”Think how big their tours were, they were crazy!” adds Lee Ryan.

Since the show Blue have gone on to release 3 singles and an album and will headlined a tour along side the other contestants at the show, with ticket sales selling out within minutes of going on sale.

From now on, i’m going to be adding random poll’s to the side bar, pertaining to relevant news as of that moment in time. I’ve went ahead and added the first poll. Feel free to vote and voice your opinion!

 

Blue Back S Club 7 for “Big Reunion”

Dale
May 4, 2013

05042013

 Boy band Blue have putting their backing for S Club 7 to appear on season 2 of “The Big Reunion”. Blue got put back together along side Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, and Liberty X (To name a few..) for the first season of the popular ITV2 television series, but they’ve put their support behind S Club being an act in season 2.

”This song [Don’t Stop Movin’ UK #1) beat us to Record of the Year in 2001. We were winning, winning, winning, then they started beating us. They pipped us to the post.” claims Antony Costa ”Think how big their tours were, they were crazy!” adds Lee Ryan.

Since the show Blue have gone on to release 3 singles and an album and will headlined a tour along side the other contestants at the show, with ticket sales selling out within minutes of going on sale.

From now on, i’m going to be adding random poll’s to the side bar, pertaining to relevant news as of that moment in time. I’ve went ahead and added the first poll. Feel free to vote and voice your opinion!

 

Rachel Is Expected At The Butterfly Ball

Dale
April 27, 2013

Rachel is expected to attend The Butterfly Ball next month on May 16, Rachel last attended the ball in 2009.

The Butterfly Ball is a black tie fundraising event for Caudwell Children, It will take place at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London. Over the duration of the charities existence it has raised  over £27 million, which has helped thousands of disabled children through-out Europe.

This years event is set to be headlined by Dionne Warwick, <i>“Dionne Warwick is one of the true legends of music and it will be a delight to have her join the list of truly amazing performers to have performed at the Butterfly Ball.”</i>.

Others expected to attend are Sir Elton John, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Joan Collins and Peter Andre among many other A-Lister’s and royalty.

Rachel Opens Up on Days in S Club

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Rachel had a very lengthy interview with Daily Mail, In the interview Rachel seemingly takes a look back at her career and hits on different subjects including being in S Club and hating her time in the band, Her bitter relationship with her father, Strictly Come Dancing, and the meeting regarding the S Club reunion.

There are few times when Rachel Stevens’ new life as a mother, and her old one as a sex symbol and No 1 pop star, collide. But when they do it’s almost always at children’s parties.  Reach, the S Club 7 song Rachel and her six bandmates had a hit with in 2000, may be more than a decade old but its catchy beat still makes it a firm favourite when it comes to toddler discos.  ‘Whenever it comes on everyone looks at me to see how I’ll react,’ she smiles. ‘I think it’s brilliant that people are still playing our music. But all that stuff feels like a lifetime ago. So much has changed.’

S Club 7 split up ten years ago and Rachel, as the band’s most famous face and resident FHM poster girl, went on to have a successful solo career and even acted in a couple of films. But then record sales fell and it went a bit quiet. Next came Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 (Rachel came  second behind actor Tom Chambers). But then, just as she had our attention again, she vanished.  That was thanks to Amelie, her two-year-old daughter with property developer husband Alex Bourne. Rachel, 35, has enjoyed a quiet couple of years being a mother, but now she’s ready to get back to work.

‘Being in a band gave me a strong work ethic and I’ve always been very driven,’ she says. ‘I’ve loved spending time with Amelie but I knew I needed to do something else. If she worried about being forgotten she needn’t have. She’s just become the face of Next’s Petites range, for women 5ft 3in and under, while from now until September you’ll see her face all over bottles of Belu water.  Proceeds will go to WaterAid – she’s an ambassador for the charity – and on a recent trip to Ethiopia in that capacity she says she met a single mother of eight who had to walk miles to get a bucket of dirty water, which certainly made Rachel appreciate her life a little more.

Since being ‘spotted’ in the canteen at Sony Records (at the time she was dreaming of becoming a fashion buyer and was only there to have lunch with her brother), and signed up to the band by Spice Girls Svengali Simon Fuller before he’d even heard her sing, Rachel has always happily admitted that, although she’s ambitious, there’s never been a plan.  She’d quite like to try her hand at more acting (the S Club 7 singers also starred in their own faux reality show, a kind of modern-day version of The Monkees) and she’s even been discussing – feel free to squeal or shriek depending on your taste – an S Club reunion.

‘We met at Tina Barrett’s flat and it was like we’d never been apart,’ she says. ‘It was really chilled. We talked about getting back together and although we all have our own stuff going on right now, if the right thing came up it could be fun.’  Read More…