The Pussycat Dolls' Comeback Performance Leaves People With A Lot Of Thoughts (Not Many Of Them Good)

The Pussycat Dolls made their comeback performance on Saturday night – but it seems it wasn’t necessarily worth the 10-year wait. 

After announcing their reunion last week, the group came together on stage during the X Factor: Celebrity final. 

The performance saw the girls – headed up by X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger – sing a medley of their greatest hits along with a preview of new song React.

The Pussycat Dolls - Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt, Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts and Carmit Bachar (Photo: Dymond/Thames/Syco/Shutterstock)

However, while the risqué showcase certainly raised temperatures, it left many viewers cold. 

First off, there were accusations of miming thrown at the group, with fans believing they were using a pre-recorded backing track

And even though it was obvious that at least Nicole’s mic was turned on, people were puzzled why she didn’t seem to be bothering to sing much

Many were disappointed that the other four members were still serving as Nicole’s backing dancers

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And it did not go unnoticed that the camera barely flicked to the other members – and when it did, it didn’t seem like they were lit in the same way Nicole was

Former member Melody Thornton was also missed, after declining the chance to join the reunion

But hey, at least the dancing hit the spot, right?

The Pussycat Dolls were formed as a burlesque troupe in 1995 and later went on to release hits such as Don’t Cha, Buttons and Stickwitu.

They split in 2010 amid rumours of a rift over Nicole’s dominant role in both the recording studio and on stage. 

Nicole recently said of the reunion : “First of all, I hope it’s different because we are different. It is ten years on now. We all bring our own unique gifts to the group. I am so excited and we have grown so much.

“We are here to see each other shine. I think we are going to push each other.” 

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Nicole proved she can always be relied upon to put the effort in at a fancy dress party when she revisited her Pussycat Dolls past at Rylan's birthday bash dressed in a PVC basque and fishnets. 
She also popped up behind the counter at Greggs
a year later with contestant Hannah Barrett, dishing out sausage rolls to customers. At least she's got something to fall back on if Simon Cowell ever axes her again.
There was only ever going to be one judge who actually got up on the desk following Rylan's Spice Girls medley in week six, and it sure as heck wasn't going to be Borelow. After dismounting the table, she exclaimed: "That was a Rylan spice explosion all up in this place because you didn't just spread love, you sprayed it all over that stage honey. Girl power." 

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