It’s a case of Suga-bye-bye as Heidi Range becomes the second member to suggest that the band has joined the Spice Girls and Girls Aloud in girlband heaven.
Back in August, the UK’s Eurovision 2009 darling, Jade Ewen claimed that Sugababes were “pretty much done”. At the time it was hard to credit that a group so famed for their off stage dramas would peter out in such an anti climactic fashion. However, in spite of Amelle Berrabah’s subsequent assertions that the group were planning on recording new music, it would seem that they are as good as finished. In a recent interview with Metro, Heidi has stated that Sugababes “don’t have any plans for anything in the near future.” As for the long term she was non committal : “Maybe one day we’ll fancy doing something. Maybe we won’t.” There may be no official statement but that sounds like a breakup to me.
Now I don’t know about you lot, but I’m devastated. Not really by the split (all good things must come to an end), rather by the fact that their last recording was the extremely underwhelming Freedom (see top) in 2011. Still they have a whopping back catalogue for us to celebrate (even if practically all of it is pre-Jade), and hopefully their demise will mean that we get to hear some decent solo material from the It’s My Time singer.
P.S for all you Eurovision trivia buffs, Jade isn’t Heidi’s only link to Eurovision. When she was only 14 she almost joined Scooch and she’s currently starring alongside Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz in a musical version of Happy Days.