Date: 4 October 1988
Originally published in: Romantikk (Norway)
Written by: Jan H.
Two strongly media-focused songbirds on one board, this time… although recently it was claimed that one of them, Samantha Fox, is not a songbird at all. The critics have never been particularly impressed by the voice of the busty blonde — and now doubts are suddenly raised about whether the disputed voice is really Samantha’s. A singing lady named Miriam Stockley has come forward and claimed that every time a difficult part is to be sung on a Samantha record, Samantha steps out of the studio and Miriam in, so that to a large extent it is Miriam and not Samantha that we hear when we listen to “Naughty Girl”, “Touch Me” and the other major or minor hits signed by Miss Fox.
If that is the case, then there may be reason for the critics to apologize to Samantha. I mean — in that case, it’s Miriam Stockley’s voice that they’ve never been particularly impressed with…
As far as Kim Wilde is concerned, there has never been any doubt that she sings on her own records. She comes from a family which has been able to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary as a supplier of songs to European charts. The father, Marty Wilde, was one of the big stars in the English pop sky in the late fifties, and had a bit of a film career on his side”. Kim’s brother managed to get a couple of tunes into the charts in the late seventies, but the eighties have “belonged” to Kim, helped by father and brother on the production and lyricist side.
It has been a bit quiet about her for a couple of years, but at the time of writing she is still on the charts (also here in Norway), and has proven that she was not just a fleeting shooting star…
At the time of writing, a big piece of news about Kim Wilde is emerging: She has been given the lead role in the film adaptation of “Evita”, so Kim will probably join the ranks of the real superstars!