Just say that to yourself over and over again:
“Grace Jones singing ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie” until you believe it–because it was a reality, honey.
In 1977, the exotic Jamaican-born disco chanteuse lipsynched her version of the bouncy moppet showtune on a syndicated TV show called Celebrity Cabaret as jaws dropped.
She wore an orange shmatte complete with snood, and the net effect was so surreal I feel the world hasn’t been the same since.
It’s a shame the producers of the upcoming Annie revival have already announced the little girl who’s playing the title role.
I say bump the bitch and get Grace.
She would finally give that happy, smiley show some edge.
Thanks to Pieces bar’s Vodka Stinger for the tip.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 17, 2012