The Pussycat Dolls are making a comeback



Christopher Risco, Staff Writer

The Pussycat Dolls are back and better than ever.

The girl group initially disbanded back in 2010 with most members going their separate ways looking to launch their very own solo careers.

However, nearly a decade later, members Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Kimberly Wyatt and Carmit Bachar reunite and are now ready to perform as The Pussycat Dolls once again.

Their comeback will not include member Melody Thornton who wishes to focus on her solo projects.

Three months ago, Louis Walsh (Nicole’s fellow X Factor: Celebrity judge) announced on the talk show “Loraine” that The Pussycat Dolls would be the guest performers on the show’s finale.

Scherzinger confirmed Walsh’s statement two days later when she posted the group’s signature symbol of a heart with the words “Pussycat Dolls” in bright pink letters on her Instagram along with the caption #PCDReunion.

One day after her post, The Pussycat Dolls announced together that their performance on X-Factor: Celebrity was not just a one-time thing and that they are going on tour.

This was their first live performance in nearly a decade and they popped up in all black bodysuits and performed a medley of their hits including a brand new song. 

Their setlist included “Buttons,” “When I Grow Up,” “Don’t Cha” and their new song “React.”

As for why the dolls reunited now, Scherzinger explains in an interview with Entertainment Weekly three months later that everyone’s schedules finally aligned.

“In the past few years, all of us girls have been talking and really trying to figure out when was a good time in everyone’s lives and it just all worked out that this was the right time individually for us to come together,” said Scherzinger. “It was crazy. We’d all gotten together in London for X Factor and several days before the performance and — it’s been over 10 years that we’ve been in a room together — it felt like no time had passed.”

Three months after X-Factor: Celebrity, “React” was released as a single and the music video dropped on Feb. 7.

“I had been working with a really great producer by the name of Will Sims and… I just thought it was really melodic, fresh, and current and new-sounding. I was excited to jump on it and the girls loved it as well,” said Scherzinger.

“Coming back, we wanted to just do something that felt really new and fresh and something we’d never done. It’s got that electro-pop feel and a great dance beat, so it’s something we could dance hard to and do our own thing to, in regard to choreography.”

Along with “React,” The Pussycat Dolls are working on new music but don’t expect to release anything anytime soon.

“We’re just kind of taking one thing at a time. We knew that we were excited for the comeback and to get the single together and the video and now we’re focusing on the tour. So, with the music, we’re just seeing where that takes us,” said Scherzinger.

Tickets for their tour can be found on Ticketmaster.