Fame by Asher Keddie: Young Talent Time, 1983

Fame by Asher Keddie: Young Talent Time, 1983
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This is actor Asher Keddie’s first appearance on Young Talent Time as a talent quest contestant. She sings ‘Fame’, written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford, in a classic 'before they were famous' moment.

The song was made famous by the film of the same name, released in 1980. 

This is a good example of the show’s centring of the children’s performances in a studio setting with basic sets in front a studio audience.

The show, which ran for 18 years, provided a start to many big names in Australian music, including Debra Byrne, Tina Arena and Dannii Minogue.  

It is a joy to watch Asher really getting into her performance here, knowing what was to come for her.

Her acting credits include Offspring (2010–17), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Stateless (2020). She has won seven Logies to date, including the Gold Logie in 2013. 

The lyric 'You ain't seen the best of me yet' seems particularly prescient with hindsight!

This excerpt is from episode 83/28. 

Notes by Beth Taylor