They do not learn, do they, these pop stars? The law is, if you leave a girl group in order to pursue solo business your career rediverts direct to toilet. Ask a Spice Girl. Ask Melanie Blatt. Ask Mutya Buena. Don’t ask Diana Ross.
The lastest to think she can go her own way (there’s a Fleetwood Mac song in there if you’re paying attention) is Amelle, the nice newish one off-of Sugababes, who, in the wake of her number one with some rapper, has decided she has a glittering non-Top Shop checkout girl career ahead of her. She’s signed with Jay-Z’s label and, just as they are about to release a new album, has flounced out, Kerry Katona-style.
In her place, and this is even more retarded, is Jade Ewen. Yes! Off-of Eurovision! The one apparently putting together a solo album of tracks by the likings of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Diane Warren!
Wonders they say will never cease. Golden Wonders, on the other hand, always cease eventually.