Melody Thornton

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  • A brilliant performer with a lifetime of experience, Melody Thornton brings a rolodex of unique talent to any stage. In her early life, she explored many areas of performance – playing flute in school concert band, athletics, dance, gymnastics, singing and more,  with one of her most notable accomplishments being her Platinum success as a key member of the Pussycat Dolls. Being a Pussycat Doll, however, is only a part of her fascinating identity.

    After the pop quintet went on hiatus in 2010, Melody continued pushing the envelope in her solo career. In 2012, she dropped her first mixtape P.O.Y.B.L. Her impressive range and powerful delivery turned heads, garnering glowing reviews. A combination of sass and savoir-faire culled from her years on stage allowed her to produce pieces that reflected her musical identity – a youthful, contemporary sound like something you’d hear in a filmscore. She draws influence from artists like Shirley Bassey, Nancy Sinatra, B.B. King, the Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin and Al Green, but adds her own creative twist; the result is a blend of her own perspective with an infusion of the classics, leading to an unmistakable sound.

    Hitting the UK in January 2017, Melody joined in the second series of E4’S pop culture smash hit “Celebs Go Dating,” a comedic and entertaining of matching (or mismatching) of celebrities looking for love. She then found a deep connection to her primal, resilient self while filming the Channel 5 favorite, “Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls” showing the UK audience that she wasn’t someone to be messed with. By the end of 2017, she transitioned from television to the stage, as her dynamic vocals landed her the lead role as Rachel Marron in the Bodyguard, including touring the show for six months in China. Already having received rave reviews in the UK, the Bodyguard attained brilliant success across the Chinese audiences as well.

    Melody’s energy and dedication to performing continued as she swapped her heels for skates and glided into the cast of the ITV1 flagship “Dancing on Ice” in autumn 2018. Widely accepted as the best amateur skater in the show, the judges praised her consistent and remarkable delivery of performance. Next up, Melody landed the lead role in the New Wimbledon Theatre’s production of Cinderella. Dazzling UK audiences, Cinderella took the award as the number one pantomime by the British Pantomime Awards in 2019. Melody followed with UK tour, Rip it Up the 1970s with  Melody as a lead vocalist paying homage to the greatest grooves and icons of the decade.

    Post Pandemic Melody aka Mirrorball took part in the Masked Singer Australia stunning the judges and audience with her powerful performances and being crowned the winner in August 2022.

    Compelling, original and versatile, Melody has fashioned a fabulous and fascinating solo career. Not only can she rock the stage with her powerhouse vocal abilities and sharp, smooth choreography, she writes, co-produces, and directs a large part of her career. Her hunger to create meaningful songs while staying true to her musical identity make it easy for her to create fully realized songs.