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TBT: Mini Viva – "One Touch"


I reckon not many people know short-lived British duo Mini Viva nowadays, so I'll give you guys a little 411. Created by production house Xenomania, Mini Viva consisted of Frankee Connolly and Britt Love, and were signed to Geffen and Polydor Records. The duo's infectious debut single, "Left My Heart in Tokyo," was co-written by Norwegian goddess Annie and released in September 2009, reaching number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. Follow-up single "I Wish" was released in December, but charted at number 67, thus failing to match the success of its predecessor. Although Mini Viva's music wasn't wildly groundbreaking, their sugary brand of synth-heavy dance-pop was fun and deliciously catchy nevertheless.

In May 2010, Mini Viva released a third single, "One Touch," which was co-written by rising star Florrie and happens to be my favorite song from the duo. However, despite plans to release an album, "One Touch" flopped even harder than "I Wish," as it tanked at number 124 on the UK chart. Mini Viva was subsequently dropped by their record label, and later that year, the duo confirmed that they had split up, leaving tons of pop fans everywhere heartbroken.

The girls have since gone their separate ways. Britt released some solo stuff online, and in 2012, she auditioned for The X Factor, but failed to make it through to judges' houses (whatever that means lmao). Frankee joined the female trio M.O, and that's all I know. Good luck, girls!

Speaking of short-lived, it was announced today that The CW has cancelled The Carrie Diaries after two seasons. Given the show's low ratings and the fact that it was moved to the "Friday night death slot" for its second season,
the cancellation was expected, but it doesn't make this any less sad. :( In my opinion, The Carrie Diaries was one of the last few solid teen dramas airing on TV. Too bad The CW has been focusing on crappy sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural shows over the past few years. Ugh, another cancelled show for me to mourn.


Edit (May 9): Not to digress completely from this post's main topic, but I've just learned that another favorite show of mine, Suburgatory, has also been cancelled by ABC, the very same shitty network that also axed my beloved Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

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