Pussycat Dolls suffer super awkward tech blunder during performance
The Pussycat Dolls suffered a super awkward tech blunder while performing their new single React on The One Show.
In the segment, the show's host Matt Baker introduces the band, who ran into controversy last year when they gave a very divisive performance on the X-Factor, saying: "Now performing their new single, it's the Pussycat Dolls."
The cameras then cut to the band and the expectant audience, whose cameraphones are at the ready, but none of the women move when the clapping dies down, their earpieces clearly broken, as a prerecording of the track begins to play anyway.
Baker then introduces the band again, simply saying, "The Pussycat Dolls!", and they finally begin to perform.Watch the awkward blunder below:
Needless to say, viewers of the segment immediately took to social media to comment on the mishap.
One viewer slammed the band for seemingly miming their single, writing: "That was embarrassing the #pussycatdolls miming on the One Show #livetelly."
A second wrote: "Awks Pussycat Dolls on The One Show tonight & their ear pieces [sic] weren't working and the hosts had to reintroduce them."
Meanwhile, a third remarked: "Someone on The One Shows [sic] gonna get a clawing from the Pussycat Dolls after that performance."
Tech blunder aside, some people found the eye-popping performance a little too much, with one writing: "I'm no prude but that routine was positively pornographic... and not accompanied by any music worth listening to!"
The racy nature of the band's performance was the main point of contention when the Pussycat Dolls performed on the X Factor last year. Viewers were so shocked by what they saw on the singing competition that ITV received over 400 complaints about the "inappropriate" performance.
Nicole Sherzinger subsequently responded to the backlash in an interview, claiming that the bands "true fans" know their intention.
"Our true fans know our intention," she said. "Our real fans know we're empowering and we come from a place of strength as singers and dancers."