Tori on Top Of The Pops
May 1 & 2, 1998

On May 1, 1998, Tori performed "Spark" live on the Top Of The Pops TV program in the U.K.. The show was repeated on May 2, 1998.

I have a few reports on the show and some screen shots from Mike Gray.

Mike Gray writes:

Well, somewhat to my surprise, (seeing as she's in the US at the moment), Tori somehow transported herself to London to perform "Spark" live on "Top Of The Pops" (proving the Tori double theory, I guess, all you conspiracy theorists out there..) - it's an excellent performance. The band were kept very much in the background, so I *still* don't know quite what they look like! :(

Tori seemed very happy and confident performing the song tonight, and the band sounded perfectly competent. She swapped between the Bosey (*big Bosey*!) ) and a keyboard, sometime straddling the two.

Mike Quinn writes:

It was clear that Tori wasn't in the same studio as the rest of the artists. The band were very much in the background and Tori was sat between a grand piano and and electronic keyboard. There were two microphones and she switched between them - why doesn't she just use a headset? As you are no doubt aware Spark bombed in the UK charts this week, down from 16 to 38. If the TOTP performance was meant to get people to buy the single it was a complete flop and the reason was obvious - the audience looked liked they had all overdosed on mogodon - if Tori had filled the studio with shopfront dummies there would have been more movement!

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