Friday, June 5, 1998 Published at 10:43 GMT 11:43 UK
Geri's final curtain call
Geri Halliwell performing with the Spice Girls for the last time
The Spice Girls' final performance as a fivesome - recorded a fortnight ago - was broadcast on the BBC show Top Of The Pops on Friday night.
While Baby and Scary put their all into the lead vocals on Viva Forever - and Posh and Sporty singing backing vocals with gusto - Ginger stands limply on the right looking as if she would rather be anywhere else.
Without a solo to sing, she only lifts her microphone to join in the choruses.
She seems, too, to have dressed for the occasion. The other four are as glamorous as ever, but Geri is wearing a shapeless black cardigan, and a simple black skirt.
Even the director seems to have picked up on Geri's mood, and an opening camera shot is revealing. It pans from Posh, across Sporty and Baby but then stops on Scary, with Geri nowhere to be seen.
He said: "It's a great performance, with the girls on top form, and the perfect tribute to one of Britain's greatest pop groups.
"I'm sure Geri and the Spice Girls will both find enormous success in their future activities, but for now we'd like to celebrate the impact all five of them have made over the past two years."
Top of the Pops was shown at 7.30pm on Friday on BBC ONE and is repeated at 12.55am on Sunday on BBC1.
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