Luciana Beatriz: Do you still remeber your first autograph? Remember the
person who asked for it? How did you feel at that moment?
Hi! It's 6.25 and we'll be chatting to Melanie in just a moment...
Melanie: I remember my first few autographs. My first one was at a roadshow. People
were just being polite because they didnt know who we were, I think they just wanted
911s!!! It felt really strange, the strangest moment was when i was having dinner with
my friends from home and someone came over and asked for my autograph, I just felt
really silly and my friends had a good giggle.
Jess: Of all the writers and producers you've worked with(both for your solo
and Spice Girls projects), who did you enjoy working with the most and why?
Melanie: It's really difficult to say because I have quite different relationships with all of
them. Matt and Biff are really good friends and we've worked with them since day one
and we're really close to them. Marius de Vries and Rick Rubin were some of the
sweetest guys I have ever worked with but everybody's been cool.
laura jayne: i saw you in your glasgow concert and you were pure class! do
you actually see the people in the audience or just a crowd of faces and lights?
Melanie: First of all Thank you very much. I do see alot of people in the crowd. In
different parts of the show I see different people as it's lit differently but in Never Be The
Same Again I see everybody.
Dane: I love your hair! where do you get ideas for such nifty styles, and are
madame tussards mad at u for changing?
Melanie: Yes. Mdm Tussards are very angry as not only have I got new hair styles I've
also got new tatoos!! I just like to experiment with different styles and colours but my
friend Jennie always advises me on what suits me best.
Cassandra Ball: What is the best cure for a hang over?
Melanie: Beans on toast and a mug of tea, or another beer!!
sharon: if you werent in the spice girls who would be your fave spice and
Melanie: It be probably be between Mel B and Emma cos they've got attitude. But I love
maga: a big hello here from peru! I wanna know what do u think about
englands football performance in the last games? and good luck with liverpool, because
manu will win again :P
Melanie: I think England's performance has been quite poor over the last few years which
is very frustrating because we have such good players and Kevin Keegan will always be a
god in my eyes. Man U, Whatever!
spicey fan: Which spice girls song do you enjoy performing the most?
Melanie: I'm quite into the new ones, but Wannabe is always fun.
Cassandra Beveridge: If you were doing a show for charity what charity
would you do it for?
Melanie: There are quite a few charities that I actively support and my next single, If
That Were Me, is going to be for homeless charities. I also support Marie Curie Cancer
Care, Linda McCartney Centre, The Haven Trust, The Alder Hey Childrens Hospital,
Patron of Disability Sport - I couldn't choose, I would give the same amount to each
ss666: i love your t-shirts, where do you get them? are you starting a
collection of those too?
Melanie: The T-shirts I wore on my UK Tour were all made especially for the tour. I
chucked them out at the end of every gig.
sharnie: Hey mel, what is ur most treasured possession??
Melanie: Probably my flat. It's my first real home since I left home.
Collette Gibbs: When you were younger and you had posters of your favourite
singers on your bedroom wall, did you ever think that one day kids would have posters of
you on their wall?
Melanie: I always hoped.
kirsty: where oh where did you get those fab jeans from that you had on when
the spice girs sang on the national lootery. Mel B also has a pair which she had on smtv
live, they have frayed back pockets, are quite baggy and turnup. I must have a pair or life
just wont be worth living.
Melanie: They're very expensive Alexander McQueen jeans which I don't own and I had
to give them back!
DAVID PASTOR: what dou you like the most about your three
Melanie: They are very supportive and a good shoulder to cry on and they're always loads
Lisa T: I was just wondering what your favorite rock band is and what type of
music are you listening to these days? Cuz the music on your CD is quite different then
the Spice Girls stuff that you do.
Melanie: My favourite rock band is the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Debs: I'm starting a campaign to get girls football in schools, what do you
think about this idea?
Melanie: I think that's a great idea. At my school we had a football team. Go for
scott: Hi Mel! Who is the hardest Spicie to buy a Christmas present
Melanie: Victoria's the hardest because she get's everything for free
Alexa Stabler: If you could invite any 3 people to dinner who would they
Melanie: Madonna, Phoenix Chi, Dan from Tomcat.
Birthe: Do you create all these cool tops on your own?
Sergio Martin: What perfume do you use?
Melanie: Gucci Rush
hippy chick: Whos your fave film star?
Melanie: Bruce Willis.
becci: Will you ever consider releasing a duet with your mum Joan?
Melanie: I haven't really thought about it. Do you think it would be a bit
hollie ferguson: If you wre to be stuck with anyone in alift who would it be
Melanie: My boyfriend.
Tracy G.: How's the busted foot feeling these days?
Melanie: It's getting alot better thank you very much. I'll be back on top form
kim: What was it like singing with Bryan Adams?
Melanie: I was very flattered that Bryan asked me to do a duet with him. Now he's a
really good friend and we hang out.
Anna-Lena: Would you go into the Big Brother House?
Melanie: No way.
Victoria Haigh: Mel, i wanna buy some new trainers, got any good
suggestions? Seems as your the trainer queen!
Melanie: I love Nike Air Max but right now I'm into Adidas Shell Toes, there are some
really good colours in the shops.
nichola ball: if you could be a fly on the wall for a day where would you go
Melanie: I'd go into all the tabloid offices in Fleet Street and I'd puke on all their
Kayleigh: Hiya Mel, What song are you to be releasing next and why have
you chosen that song??!! Laterz
Melanie: My next single is If That Were Me and I'm releasing that one because it's about
homeless people and all the royalties will go to various homeless charities around the
Lumpy Adams: Would u ever buy a place in America? and if yes
Melanie: If I had enough time and money I'd love to buy a place in Los Angeles. Because
I had lots of fun writing my album out there.
helen: if you could change anything in the world what would you change
Melanie: I'd like to rid the world of poverty and racism and make Liverpool FC win
limey: Melanie you are constantly touring - how does this affect u emotionally
because i imagine it must be pretty draining! Take care out there!! :)
Melanie: It's very emotionally and physically demanding but it's worth it and you value
your time off.
Eva: Who is your fave boyband?
Laura Sturt: do you ever recongnise people in the audiance at your
Melanie: Yes. There's alot of fans that come to alot of gigs and they become quite
familiar. I never used to be able to look at the audience because I was too nervous but
now I'm dead nosey!
Sharon: What do u prefer doing, intimate gigs or the venues?
Melanie: Intimate gigs.
Irene: I think every woman is a Spice Girl at heart. Do you agree?
Melanie: Yes I agree. There have always been Spice Girls even before we came
Anne: What's you're favourite song on the new album?
Melanie: I love every track on the new Spice album. My favourites are Let Love Lead
The Way and Weekend Love.
Angie Hung: Are you still shy or have you been able to overcome most of
Melanie: I think growing up and being successful has given me alot more
beccibex: In what direction of music will you take your next album?
Melanie: Who knows...I'll go where the music takes me.
..and that's it! Thanks Melanie!
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