A series about the group’s formation and success begins tonight on Channel 4 (Picture: Rex)
It’s hard to believe it’s been a quarter of a century since the Spice Girls first burst onto the scene in the 1990s.
But with fans continuing to call for a reunion years later, tonight will see some more secrets spilled by the band’s founder Chris Herbert in a new Channel 4 series.
Ahead of tonight’s opener of Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain, it has been revealed Victoria, aka Posh Spice, only scored five out of 10 for her singing at her audition for the group.
Chris has insisted that although Posh didn’t have the best voice, there was something about her that convinced him to place her in the group.
Tonight’s episode will see Chris reveal all about the audition process for the group, who were originally set to be named Touch.
Posh was helped train her vocals by legendary jazz singer, Pepi Lemer, who previously said: ‘The only way to understand what you have is to train.
Victoria was reportedly not a ‘natural singer’ (Picture: MJ Kim/Spice Girls LLP via Getty Images)
‘I helped her with tuning, how to project – which is incredibly important – how to breathe, I showed her how to stretch her voice so she wouldn’t harm it.
‘I would make her – and all of them – practice individually every day, practice scales, make their voices stronger.’
She went on to explain the differences in an interview from 2016 which will be revisited in the show tonight.
Pepi said: ‘They all had to be trained in their own way. Mel C (Sporty) had a good soul sound, Emma (Baby) had a pretty voice, a pretty vibrato.
‘Geri had the hardest part because singing wasn’t the most natural thing for her to do, Neither was it natural for Victoria to sing, she wasn’t a natural singer.
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‘She had to be trained so she could blend in with the others and form a group.’
Luckily, the group soon rose in popularity to become one of the most successful girl bands of all time.
Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain starts tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
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