JLS may have put boybands back at the top of the charts in the UK but we might not yet be ready for all-German, all-gay boyband The Village Boys. Mainly because they appear to be Literally Quite Terrible.
As TAFKAP on the Popjustice forums summarises: "German Gay-interest TV
channel "TIMM" was looking for a new Village People-type of openly Gay
boyband. They're signed with Universal and will release their debut
single, a cover of the Kylie/PWL classic, in August. This is the 2nd
attempt at a modern-day, openly homosexual boyband from Germany after
Marilyn's Boys flopped disastrously in 2002."
TAFKAP's post reminded us of a video link another reader sent over last week which didn't make much sense then but makes (a little bit) more sense now — it's from the auditions, and features a certainly-memorable version of Scissor Sisters' 'I Don't Feel Like Dancing'. Watch out for the bit where he starts channeling La Roux…
The above-mentioned Marilyn's Boys, you may remember, were responsible for this version of 'Hot Stuff'.
Thank you, Germany.