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    6/16: Irene Cara



    In 1980, Irene's appearance in the feature film Fame catapulted her to stardom. As struggling dancer/singer Coco Hernandez she sang both the title song Fame and the film's second hit single Out There On My Own, resulting in a multi-platinum soundtrack that shot to the top of the charts. She went on to make Academy Award history that year when, for the first time, two songs from one film were nominated in the same category. Things only got better when, in 1983, Irene co-wrote and performed "What A Feeling", the title song from the blockbuster film Flashdance. "What A Feeling" brought Irene industry accolades, including an Academy Award, two Grammys, a Golden Globe, plus a nod from fans via a People's Choice won all within the same year.

    Irene recently embarked on a whole new musical career as the leader of a group of female musicians, song writers, producers, and singers aptly called Hot Caramel. The group's unique blend of hip-pop/R&B/Rock/Jazz/Latin Dance can be heard on the record simply titled Irene Cara Featuring Hot Caramel.

    Irene Cara is also performing:

    "I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia)
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    I think that she has a great chance of winning as just about everyone will recognize her song and that will greatly help her with the audience vote.

    I love her choice for cover song.
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    Wang Chung is the only other performer who was as ubiquous in their time as Cara. She does indeed have a good chance.

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    I think that if I listen to What a Feeling it might get stuck in my head for weeks, not days.

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    *rolls in in wheelchair* Finally, someone on this week's show I recognize!

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    I was actually shocked that she won.
    She's lucky she had all that help with the other women singing the "I'm Outta Love" song. IMO, they sounded better than her.
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    is she related to maya from SNL? Maya looks just like her, especially in that picture.

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    omg! THAT'S who I couldn't "place" her likeness to! That's it Will, thank you. It was bugging the crap outta me last night. Definitely could pass as her sister!
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    I was so underwhelmed, especially in the group number. Maybe it's not my style of music, but I thought all the women sounded pretty terrible.
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