3 Degrees performed that at Miss World 1982 (hardly downmarket). However, I so agree with your other comments!!!!
Oh, God, exactly. It's amazing to me that the moderately talented Beyonce is perceived as God's gift to musical entertainment. Remember the year they had her sing ALL of the nominated songs at the Oscar's? She can't hold a candle to the performers you list.
Those are Miss World contestants??? I'm genuinely surprised. But, then again, I looked pretty crappy in 1982, as well.
I'm still looking for Julie Andrews.