Waiting for the Westies
Yes, of course they already made millions off a “farewell” tour and now, a few years later, they’re back, but if we didn’t hold that against the likes of Barbra Streisand, we’re sure as hell not going to hold it against Westlife, who have announced they are reforming. The Spotify generation have been spoiled with modern pop stars and their dance routines and live singing, it’s only right that they should get acquainted with a group whose moves included getting up and down off a stool and letting just two of them do the vocal heavy lifting.
Of course their hits really have stood the test of time, such as, er, Flying Without Wings and that one where they dressed up as Eddie Rocket’s waiters. Nicky Byrne’s kids, perhaps, spoke for a nation when they said “Dad, if you’re doing this reunion you’re not doing all those crap songs you did the first time!” But the Westies have Ed Sheeran on board for the first single, so we, and the kids presumably, can only live in hope.