‘Half Of Me’ was released in Australia, where Halliwell is currently appearing as a judge on the Australia’s Got Talent reality TV show. Despite her exposure down under, the song could only make number 94 on the country’s singles chart.
Recalling the evening she found out her chart position, the former Spice Girl wrote on her blog: “I saw online around 11pm that my new single (just released in Australia) had come in at number #94… I laughed nervously, god that’s really bad! (Deep down I was gutted).”
Continuing, Halliwell explained she felt conflicted about whether to perform the track on the final of Australia’s Got Talent tomorrow (Sunday 19) as originally planned, but has ultimately decided not to do so. Admitting ‘Half Of Me’ “just hasn’t connected”, she said: “What I do know is this… I need to look back… Remember who I am – where I’ve come from and dust myself off… As much as I’m afraid to look like a quitter, (because we all want to look like winners right?), I’m not afraid to say – I lost! – Maybe I need to learn how to lose well in order to be a good winner?”
Halliwell said she is instead “going to sing something that feels honest, just like home, for you and I, for all of us” on the Australia’s Got Talent final tomorrow. ‘Half Of Me’ was her first solo single since 2005, when ‘Desire’ stalled at Number 22 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart. Halliwell began her solo career with four UK Number Ones in five attempts.