They've had more line-up changes than Eva Longoria had dresses at this year's MTV Europe awards, but regardless, the current trio works.
The Sugababes' Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen had an intimate audience eating from the palm of their hands at a show for just 200 people at Longitude Bar, Yas Hotel, on Saturday night.
Having first attended The Ball, the girls were in good — make that great — form as they blasted out all their favourites from the past decade.
Video: Star-studded night in Abu Dhabi
The Guinness Book of World Records has named the Sugababes the most successful female act of the 21st century, with six UK number one singles and eighteen UK top-ten hits.
Pitch-perfect three-part harmony featured in every song, including Too Lost in You, from the rom-com Love Actually, and Red Dress, Push The Button and the bouncy About You Now.
And whatever the media say about the girls constantly being at each other's throats, the trio put on a convincing act if they aren't the best of friends.