I stumbled upon a 2008 oldies (that means '80s...ouch, I know) concert that took place in Poland featuring Samantha Fox, Kim Wilde, Sabrina, Modern Talking, Limahl and some others who are less of interest to me.
I am shocked to discover that Samantha Fox—43 next month and who looks to have had some good work—can actually sing live on key. She came off the best of all the comeback kids:
If Sam Fox was a sluttier, more obvious Madonna, Sabrina (who turned 40 yesterday!) was a sluttier, more obvious Sam Fox—which means common streetwalkers found her distasteful. Her "Boys" was a staple for me around 20 years ago, its video featuring the Italian vamp fighting a losing battle with a skimpy bikini. (I can't believe this whore is still working the nip-slips! Love it!) Now, Ms. Salerno still looks good even if singing is not her forte:
I don't mean to be ungallant, but whatever was Wilde about Kim has been tamed. Does she sound (especially after 2:10) or look worse? Maybe I just had higher expectations of this 48-year-old than I did of Sam Fox:
Limahl is one '80s diva who still looks THE SAME. I mean 25 years have passed—he is 50 and is the oldest person in this post and yet looks as young or younger than the lot of them, I would argue. But he's challenged vocally, as I've gathered his fans realize from comments across YouTube:
The oldest-looking of them all (he claims to be 46, which I doubt), but in a distinguished way, is Thomas from Modern Talking, who performs a spritely "Cheri, Cheri Lady":