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Sporty and Baby Spice Are Singing Chess Now

When we heard two Spice Girls were covering something from the musical Chess, we assumed Victoria Beckham would be barking out the lines of the Arbiter and Geri Halliwell would do the talk-singing part at the beginning of "One Night in Bangkok." Oddly, we were wrong. For Melanie C's upcoming album Stages, she and Emma Bunton sing the pop-crossover "I Know Him So Well." It's a more traditional take than Whitney and Cissy Houston's, not quite as balls-out as Idina Menzel and Kerry Ellis in the Chess concert, or as smog-filled as the video with Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson. It is, however, two Spice Girls singing Chess.

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