Burlesque Idol Judges
Producer Tempest Rose - Director of HOB
Burlesque Showgirl Tempest Rose is one of the most exciting and multi-skilled burlesque artists in the world, specialising in entertaining, theatrical style Burlesque which harks back to the golden age of stars like Gypsy Rose Lee and Mae West.
Las Vegas to Rome, BBC to Channel 4, Tempest Rose has been honoured to grace the stages of some of Burlesque’s most celebrated events including the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas. Other selected credits include three West End runs; appearances on Channel 4, MTV, BBC 3, ITV 2, The BBC Radio 2 Arts Show and performing at corporate and private events including for The Royal Navy at HMS Raleigh. Tempest has produced a UK theatre tour with HOB Shipwrecked, productions at some of the UK's top burlesque clubs and is the artistic director for HOB at London Wonderground which is in it's sell-out, multi-five star winning 3rd year.
Jillian George-Lewis aka Delores Deluxe
One of the longest established performers, producers and promoters on the London burlesque and cabaret scene. Jillian came from a 10 year acting career and moved into the word of cabaret in 2005. She was founder and leader of London’s longest running troupe The Kitten Club and led the troupe to many successes including two West End shows, long residencies at Volupte and Madame JoJo's and also regular musings on the airwaves of BBC London.
Jillian’s well respected career has put her in the some key roles of the London scene including Entertainment Manager and booker for Volupte from 2010 – 2014, as well as sitting as one of the judges for the London Cabaret Awards 2013. Performance wise, as Delores Deluxe, she has been working extensively on the cabaret and variety scene as a compere and singer as well as a soloist with her signature comedy magic tricks. Jillian is currently resident compere and booker for burlesque supperclub Privee of Knightsbridge and also the Creative Programmer ofEntertainment for Hippodrome LIVE at the iconic Hippodrome Casino. Otherwise, she can generally be found enjoying gin, coveting shoes and looking at cat videos online.
2019 Heat Guest Judges
Each month we invite a guest star from the world of burlesque to be a guest judge plus an industry professional. These glamorous guests will usually be a well-respected burlesque star or top producer putting on shows in the field - often both! Previous judges have included Miss Polly Rae, Vicky Butterfly, Amber Topaz, Walt Utz (Evening of Burlesque, Hurly Burly), Sophia St Villier, Janet Fischietto, Lady Alex, Des O'Conner, Lolo Brow and Excess All Area's Paul L Martin.
Lilly Snatchdragon - Lilly is a Neo Drag Queen Burlesque / Stage Manager Performer, working in London who enjoys British passports and controversial S.E Asian Stereotypes. You’ll find her as one third of the legendary LADS crew a monthly cabaret show full of strong women with Lolo Brow & Scarlett O’Hora. A regular in the burlesque top 20 & member of the Family Fierce this performer is one powerhouse of the burlesque scene.
Rob Ivory - Rob is a Designer and Creative Consultant. After graduation from the London College of Fashion in 2012, Rob founded House Of Ivory, a design atelier for Burlesque, which he launched with a debut collection shown in a London Embassy in Haymarket. The house has created looks for Tempest Rose, Vicky Butterfly and collaborated with The House of Burlesque and the Black Cat Cabaret. Rob managed Dame Zandra Rhodes London Atelier for several seasons and more recently worked with Bridie O’Sullivan as Creative Producer for her feature length Documentary: ‘Zandra with Zee’. Rob currently works for luxury Womenswear designer Kitty Joseph.
Lolo Brow is an awarding winning Neo-Burlesque artist, sideshow performer, sparkly drag King and Lizard Lady. With skills ranging from Classical dance to lying on a bed of nails, right through to butchery, Lolo is more than well equipped to Lower the Tone of any evening.