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Video of a young two-time Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett singing on the Australian variety show “Hey Hey, It’s Saturday” — a “Gong Show” spinoff — has recently surfaced .
Blanchett, who appears to be in her teens, performs in a segment called “Red Faces.” The video shows the movie star belting out a theatrical rendition of a weird love song.
Video of a young Cate Blanchett singing on the Australian variety show “Hey Hey, It’s Saturday” during the 80s has recently surfaced.
“If I was a stamp and you were my mail, I’d cling on tight as we travelled,” she sings. “But if you licked my back too much I’d make your tongue go dry.”
Just after the first verse, the dreaded gong sounds and stops the acoustic duo “Kate and Simon” — plus a saxophone player named Tal — from carrying on any further.
Cate Blanchett was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 2015 film “Carol.”
Fans claim that the 80s footage was the now-huge star’s very first TV appearance.
She most recently starred in the film “Carol,” which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Despite her unfavorable performance on the TV show, Blanchett later landed a major stage role alongside Geoffrey Rush with the Sydney Theatre Company, successfully boosting her career forward.