Tuesday, March 06, 2012

La Toya's Award Winning Live Triumph

Accolade after dazzling accolade has been bestowed upon La Toya in her glittering career. From having her footprints immortalised in Rotterdam's star-studded Walk Of Fame to winning a Grammy for her integral contribution to "We Are The World", the exquisite 55-year-old beauty has done it and won it all. But one award shines a little brighter than the others. Of course I'm talking about Toy Toy's triumphant appearance at Japan's World Popular Song Festival in 1985 where "Baby Sister" snatched the trophy for Outstanding Song.

As it turns out that award is something of a consolation prize - it actually came 4th overall - but it's beside the point. The Pope of Pop won something and that's all that matters! I've been looking for footage of Toy's moment in the sun for years with no luck but it finally popped up on YouTube. Brace yourself for bravura tour de force that will blow your mind. Forget about her less charismatic siblings or that has-been Madonna. This is the best live performance of the '80s hands down. Watch in awe as La Toya pulls off mind-blowing choreography and holds notes that may or may not endanger your pet.

Oh and keep your eyes peeled for Janet, who sings back up for her prettier sister. This is pure pop dynamite!

8 comments:

TanMan said...

Toy went on to bigger and better things. Sadly, this was the highlight of her pudgy baby sister's career.

Me said...

Toytastic! Toy certainly showed her slutty sibling who has the class, sophistication, beauty and talent!

My Top Icon said...

Toy had all the potential to be HUGE. She was the female MJ. They dance so uncannily alike and her voice was like Diana Ross'. Must be that fat bastard who destroyed her career!

noelster said...

forget the song, can we talk about the choreo? i should be sleeping but janet's sweet moves keep dancing through my head. the 2 backups shouldn't be embarrassed that they couldn't keep up.

but i have to say, the best part about this is the dynasty meets flashdance meets capezio-inspired stagewear. sublime doesn't even BEGIN to describe it, all set to a trippy 80's synth beat. <3

Anonymous said...

so triumphant! Toy toy owned that stage!

Ric said...

Great video. I think the dancer on the left (Latoya's right) was Janet's (future) ex-husband, Rene Elizondo.

Mike said...

Really? I totally missed him!

Jamie said...

HEAVEN!!!! I loved every note!