Louis Walsh has confirmed that the Pussycat Dolls will be reuniting to perform a comeback show on The X Factor in the U.K. this week, marking their first performance in over a decade. Of course, the original members of the grouping getting back together isn’t the only thing that’s got fans buzzing, as there are also rumors swirling of them releasing new music.
Walsh, one of The X Factor judges, sat down on British talk show Lorraine today to discuss the final show this weekend and confirmed that the Pussycat Dolls are performing.
After Walsh was joined by his finalist, Megan McKenna, he ended the interview with a world exclusive.
“And you know whose on? The Pussycat Dolls are the guests! There’s an exclusive for you,” he said.
The finale of The X Factor: Celebrity will air on Saturday.
Aside from the TV performance, it has been said that the lead singer, Nicole Scherzinger, signed a multimillion-dollar deal to embark on a new tour with her original group members: Ashley Roberts, Carmit Bachar, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt and Jessica Sutta.
And, that’s not all. There could also be new music on the way.
Scherzinger, who is a judge on The X Factor, has previously said she wasn’t able to commit to a reunion due to being so busy. However, with the season finale approaching, it seems she’s able to find the time.
According to That Grape Juice, the group has signed a major management deal ahead of their big comeback. The “I Don’t Need A Man” chart-topper’s join the likes of Rita Ora and Zayn Malik by signing with First Access Management.
Fans instantly took to social media to express their excitement over the news.
“The Pussycat Dolls better F**K IT UP ON SATURDAY! PERIOD,” one user wrote.
“Guys, we’re all gonna be at Pussycat Dolls gigs in 2020, I can’t believe this is real life,” another shared.
“PCD is making a reunion. I am dying!! My teenage heroes are back!” a third fan remarked.
“What amazing news!! So excited to see the girls performing together again!” a fourth user wrote.
It was also reported that Nicole had recently purchased a percentage of the group’s branding rights and that the other band members have been jetting into the U.K. to plan their scheduled performance.
There has been no confirmation on what they will perform this weekend.
At the height of their fame, The Pussycat Dolls sold millions of records, which cemented them as one of the biggest girl groups of the 2000s. Their debut album, PCD, sold more than 9 million copies worldwide and celebrated a number of hit singles — “Don’t Cha,” “Buttons,” “Stickwitu,” “Beep,” “I Don’t Need a Man” and “Wait a Minute.”
Their second, and final album, Doll Domination, was released in 2008.
The group has a verified Instagram account with no posts, yet. However, it is already followed by over 25,800 fans.