American popular music
Sondra Prill Wikipedia
Sondra Prill (born c.1970) was a cover singer from Tampa, Florida who starred in her own public-access television show from 1987 until 1992. Her show—entitled My Show—and her inconsistent, off-tone singing of popular 1980s hits earned her a moderate degree of Internet celebrity in the late 2000s when Prill's work was uploaded onto the Internet.
In the late 1980s, Prill started her first show on Jones Intercable channel 12 in Tampa. The show, simply titled My Show, was a showcase of her singing talents, featuring music videos of Prill singing popular songs of the time and some attempts at comedy. She would also do the sign-off of channel 12 by singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in front of a superimposed American flag, hugging herself and pretending to move in slow motion.
On October 16, 1992 she performed at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center starring in her own event called Sultry Sondra: A Musical Fantasy. At a price of $50 a ticket (double the rate established stars Al Green and Patti Labelle had charged at the same venue), 41 paying attendees came to see her; the official head count put the number of people in attendance closer to 70, with the vice president of marketing for the center concluding, "She might have comped some folks." At the finale of the show, Prill had honey poured all over her, in what seemed to be a literal interpretation of the lyrics to what she believed would be her breakthrough song, "Oh, You Sexpot Honey." Prill wanted to do the finale nude, but the performing arts center required her to wear a body stocking. Brinson M. Harris, a remote producer for the event, said, "A backup singer walked out from backstage to say good night and to apologize to the audience."
Prill's honey-pouring event was videotaped for public-access television, but Prill and her mother are believed to have destroyed the tapes before they made it to air. Three episodes of My Show survive. Her whereabouts are unknown as of 2007.