Geri Halliwell doesn't ''regret'' the Spice Girls musical 'Viva Forever!' because she believes it was actually ''good entertainment'' even though it is closing ahead of time.
Geri Halliwell doesn't ''regret'' the Spice Girls musical 'Viva Forever!'.
The singer went to watch the production - which was created by Judy Cramer and Jennifer Saunders and contained the band's songs - in London last night (21.05.13) for the final time before she heads Down Under to be a judge on 'Australia's Got Talent'.
Even though the show - which opened in November 2012 - is ending on June 29, months ahead of its' proposed closing date of February 2014, Geri still thinks it was ''good entertainment'' and was unfairly criticised.
Writing in a blog post, she said: ''It had a bumpy start but the cast and director worked really hard, made great changes, and I can hand on heart tell it's not s**t! - It's good entertainment! I went back again and again.
''I could say maybe because of this, or that, blah, blah, blah, but for whatever reason good or bad - it didn't work. I've learnt in life that sometimes things just don't work out, at least not how we hoped.
''But honestly for many reasons, I don't regret it. I got to meet and work with the fabulous Judy Craymer, the producer whom I hope to be a friend for life (sic).''
The 40-year-old star is sad to see the show come to a close but is grateful to all the people who put their ''heart and soul'' into the musical.
She added: ''This[the post] is to say thank you to all the people who tried for the Spice Girls, who had the guts to put their heart and soul into Viva. Even if something doesn't work, I admire anyone who tries, because a lot of people are afraid to.
''Thanks to all the cast of Viva, the musicians, Judy, Jennifer, the Spices and to all the fans and theatre-goers who came. (sic)''
Geri - who is joined in the band by Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Mel C - admits she was ''cocky'' the show would be a runaway West End success but now it's over she just wants to put all energy into her judging role on 'Australia's Got Talent'
She said: '' We managed to get one of the most successful Theatre producers to do our show! A great writer, our Spice music... I felt confidant - almost cocky it was going to be a huge success. It's hard to say goodbye, but sometimes we just have to ... So as I leave for Australia for new adventure to be a judge on Australia's Got Talent - I hope it will go well; I'm going to really try my best to find a star and have a blast. (sic)''