Many hoped to see another ‘90s bands’ reunion, or better yet a performance, for the 40th anniversary special of “Saturday Night Live.” However, all hopes we’re squashed when the ‘N SYNC and the Backstreet Boys were revealed to be missing some members and were not planning to perform at all!
On Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, fans tuned in to “SNL’s” anniversary special and were on a lookout on the crowd to catch a glimpse of the members of ‘N SYNC and the Backstreet Boys together for the night, after hearing news that they will all be together to watch the event. But fans were in for a major disappointment because cameras didn’t roll in to show the members of either band. In any case, only a few of them were actually in the crowd.
For ‘N SYNC, there was Justin Timberlake, who previously confirmed that he will be on stage. Sitting among the audience were Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass, who tweeted of their coming to “SNL 40” but confirmed they’re not performing. As for JC Chasez, according to E! News, he didn’t attend because his sister-in-law just gave birth.
As for the Backstreet Boys, only two members, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough, confirmed their coming to “SNL 40” via Twitter. Reportedly, Nick Carter was off recording new music during that time.
Not surprisingly, many fans went on an outrage via social media. From what it looks like, everyone was really expecting to see a reunion performance from either band, although Bass did already squash our hopes on ‘N SYNC’s part.
Back in 2013, ‘N SYNC pleasantly surprised viewers of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards when they performed “Bye, Bye, Bye” and “Girlfriend” before Timberlake received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. As for now, only time will tell if we’ll ever get to see them perform as a band again.
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