8 Spice Girl lyrics that could really come in handy for Mel B on X Factor

Scary Spice has some ready-made insults and encouraging quotes for her judging role on this year’s reality show, thanks to these Spice Girl hits...

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8 Spice Girl lyrics that could really come in handy for Mel B on X Factor
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Mel B is a brand new judge on this year’s UK version of the X Factor. While she’s had some experience on other talent shows, including the Australian version of X Factor, this is the first time she’s to sit alongside the new-look judging panel Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh.

Should the former Spice Girl get stuck for inspiration on what to say to both the acts and her fellow judges, well, she actually need look no further than the songs she sang as Scary Spice.

Here’s eight lyrics Mel B could use to pump up, shut down and guide acts and judges alike…


For when Mel B wants a bit of a backstory for necessary sob story moments, she need only turn to Wannabe…

"So tell me what you want, what you really, really want..." Mel can back this up with her own views on what pop stars should want: "I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want... I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig-ah." 


And when an act gets the thumbs up from the panel, she can give them a bit of encouragement thanks to Spice Up Your Life...

“We will take you, where you gotta go, smilin’ and dancin’, everything is free, all you need is, positivity.”


When an act is, let’s say, hard on the ears, Mel can step in to halt proceedings thanks to Stop…

“Stop right now, thank you very much.” Polite and assertive.


When Mel is tackling the horrid ‘chairs’ round and selecting her Judges’ Houses acts, she can take a punt on a singer she’s not sure about, returning to Wannabe for inspiration…

“I won’t be hasty, I’ll give you a try. If you really bug me then I’ll say goodbye.” Sounds fair, doesn’t it?


If an act starts turning a bit ‘diva’ on Scary Spice, Wannabe has the perfect line…

“Now don’t go wasting, my precious time. Get your act together and we can be just fine.”


Sticking with Stop, if one of the other judges bugs Mel, she can try this line…

“You’ve crossed the line so you’re gonna have to turn around.”


Or perhaps she can turn back to Who Do You Think You Are to really cut them deep…

“Who... [come on, add in the extra ‘ooos’ in your mind] do you think you are? [And of course the essential backing line: Do you think you are?] I said Who [add more ‘ooos’]… some kind of superstar?!”


And if an act is a bit too shy and unsure of their talent, Mel can even give them a bit of a pep talk about reaching for their dreams with this Who Do You Think You Are line…

“You have got to reach on up, never lose your soul, you have got to reach on up, never lost control.”

What more could she need, eh?

X Factor returns to ITV later this year