I'm watching MMVA 2008 right now (Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford and Leah Miller are giving out the Best Video award to... Hedley!). And I think the just-reunited New Kids On The Block are closing the show.
OK, I can't lie: I loved *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and 98 Degrees. But I never really liked NKOTB and Menudo. Especially NKOTB, although they were one of the first boy bands.
I must admit: I loved it when Spice Girls reunited for a Greatest Hits album and a reunion tour. And I have to admit that I liked Joey McIntyre when he released a solo album featuring "Stay the Same" ('coz that was a good song!).
But New Kids On The Block?!
Aren't they way too old to come back? I mean, Donnie Wahlberg is a decent actor, and Jordan Knight and Joey McIntyre are decent singers. But to come back as a boy band? Why? I scoured the Internet but I can't find any valid reason for their comeback.
At least, the Spice Girls reunited temporarily to (in my own words, because I can't find their official statement) celebrate Girl Power and the 10th anniversary of their shot to fame. That was great. But why is NKOTB coming back? Is it permanent? Or is it going to be a one-time thing to make their fans happy?
Well, the Spice Girls did it (a successful comeback, if only for a while). The Backstreet Boys did it - well, sort of. Will NKOTB do it?
If they can match their old success (I doubt it, though), then maybe an *NSYNC reunion is in the can. Heck, if there's a super boy band that deserves a comeback, it's *NSYNC. But, oh, of course, Justin Timberlake will nix it. I doubt if he can be bothered by a clamouring from their fans. He couldn't even bring himself to record one last new song with the rest of the guys for their "Greatest Hits" album.
Anyway, I hope, for their sake, NKOTB's comeback will be as successful as Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys'.
Oh, look at that: MMVA is done. And MuchMusic is airing an encore presentation (already?). Time to watch Game 5 of the NBA finals. Go Boston!