Joanna Fisher was, at five years old, the youngest performer on Minipops. Fisher's performance of the Sheena Easton hit "9 to 5" caused controversy because of the adult nature of the song's lyrics, as well as Fisher's heavy makeup.
Minipops was cancelled after one season amid accusations of the sexualization of its child performers. Speaking in 2015, however, Fisher criticized these suggestions, asserting that "the idea was to entertain like-minded youngsters."
After the series' cancellation, Fisher continued to perform with The Mini Pops for five years. Their 1983 album, We're the Mini Pops, was Canada's third highest-selling album ever at the time.
Later musical career
Fisher is a successful dressage rider, having been shortlisted for the British 2004 Athens Olympics squad, as well as winning both the 2004 Nations Cup Team and the Steinhagen CDN GP Special, and placing fifth in the Gelderland CDI in the Grand Prix special.
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