Not sure exactly what it says about me that I was bummed this wasn't the Hootie and the Blowfish tune, but those doldrums were quickly kicked to the curb when I basked in the creepiness that is Kids Incorporated covering Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want To Be With You". I'm pretty sure that creepy brunette is a young Jennifer Love Hewitt if only based on the spazm heavy dance moves, either way this would have been a wonderful subject on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Let's check in with some devoted followers/commenters:
Nitingale78 - Ryan was 18 when he left. He's 4 years older than Stacy. Depending on when her last season ended she was either 14 or 15 when she left. But yeah that's a possibility that she left because none of the original were there anymore. But Ryan wasn't as original either, he came on a year after the show started. Who knows why Stacy quit. I doubt they (the producers, execs and directors) let her go, she was too popular.
SClubLover89 - Yeah, that's true. Maybe she didn't think it felt as fun anymore since none of Jerry, Martika, Renee or Rahsaan were there anymore. She was the last of the originals. And yeah, Ryan came in season 2, but still, he was there when Martika, Renee and Rahsaan all still were too. I'm sure Stacy liked it with this bunch too, but she probably missed the originals (and Ryan). Maybe it's as simple as she felt that it was time to do something else and that 5 years on the show was enough or something.
Nitingale78 - Yep. She probably was just ready to move on. It would be kinda hard for her to miss Ryan though. They were dating in this season, I think they started in his final season. So she still had him at least. I hope that when they broke up it was a good break up and they were able to stay friends. I missed the old cast to. JLH was the only one who kept i bearable after Stacy left. And when JLH left I couldn't watch it anymore. I had no more favorites on the show.
SClubLover89 - Yeah, exactly. She probably just felt that it was time for her to move on. I didn't know that she and Ryan were dating. That's cool :) I hope it was a good break-up too. I'm sure they're still friends, I'm sure (and hope) they all are :) I know exactly what you mean. My favourites are JLH, Rahsaan, Martika and Connie. When none of them were left (so like you said, after JLH left), I didn't like the either. I still liked Kenny, but it wasn't enough. I had no more favourites left either.
And there you have it, the Kids Incorporated timeline and dating factoid spectacular. It's pretty magnificent as long as you are hoping Stacy and Ryan had a good break-up.