Back in the 1980s, a public-access television channel in New York City aired Stairway to Stardom, an amateur talent show many see as a low-rent precursor to American Idol. Collected here is the bulk of the remaining footage to that show. Stairway to Stardom is a relic; a window into a time period when publicly-available broadcasting was exciting and new. Because of this, many of the performers you will see here are enchanted by the possibility that their appearance on Stairway to Stardom will launch their ascent into fame.
Almost all of them are hilariously bad.