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.
2018 Heat Guest Judges
Each month we invite a guest star from the world of burlesque to be a guest judge. These glamorous guests are either 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.
January 2018- Dave The Bear Singer, Compere, Burlesque Legend and Heartbreaker. His Royal Hairiness. WINNER - The Vienna Boylesque Championships 2015. WINNER- Best Male Burlesque Performer, The Burlesque Awards 2016. LOSER - Pride of Britain Award (Every Year). As seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, The Xtra Factor and Cover Star of Playbear Magazine.
February 2018 - Dinah Might has performed all over the world, her repertoire of acts includes elements of comedy, drama, storytelling and classic burlesque and always with a sexy playful attitude that torments and tantalizes the viewers. Originally from Vancouver, Canada she has made her home here in London. She has been invited to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas not just once but twice! Placed 2nd runner-up in Miss Nude Canada (Canada's and possibly the world's top striptease contest), headlined Fetish Events and Sexpos, performed in Burlesque Theaters and Supper Clubs and has performed for many celebrities. Roger Taylor of the rock band Queen said, "We were dazzled rabbits in the glare of her vivacity".
February 2018 - Ella Boo has been twirling tassels for over 7 years & loves to make her audience giggle when she wiggle. Co Director of Burlexercise by day. Burlesque Artiste by night and co director of London's most electrifying troupe The Folly Mixtures.
March 2018 - 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.
March 2018 - Trixee Sparkle a truly international showgirl, Trixee has shaked and shimmied across the globe with a three month residency in Stuttgart in 2009 where she featured prominently in the burlesque variety show Miss Evi’s Company, and as a result went onto perform for 3 months at the famous Wintergarten in Berlin and most recently Roncallis Apollo in Dusseldorf for another 2.5 months. She has also had the honour of performing in Las Vegas as was chosen out of hundreds to perform at the yearly Burlesque Hall Of Fame 2009 in the best debut category and has ripped up the stage across Europe and The US in her career to date. Trixee has featured on TV shows, documentaries, and graced many a front cover and featured in press across Europe and the states.
May 2018 - Trixi Tassels - With her cheeky personality and killer curves, Trixi Tassels defected from the bellydance camp in 2008 and joined the hedonistic world of burlesque peelers and shakers bringing with her some of the finest tassel twirling skills in the world. With a dance background firmly rooted in classical jazz ballet and classical Egyptian-style dance, Trixi is all about elegant lines and bumps and grinds. With a passion for musicality, she believes a strong performance comes from providing an appropriate visual interpretation of the music. Beginning her burlesque teaching career with Sugar Blue Burlesque in Perth, Australia, Trixi has imparted her skills of burlesque striptease and movement technique to hundreds of students around the world. Her specialties are tassel twirling, bump ‘n’ grind, musicality and hand/arm technique.
August 2018 - 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.
The final 2018 - Samantha Pauls is a former international showgirl and variety artist, credits include Variety Worldwide (The Box Soho, The Act Dubai), House of Kittens, Gersch & Rox Presents and Theatre Impossible. In the last year, Samantha has moved behind the scenes, working on independent projects as well as becoming the Creative Director and Producer of Proud Cabaret, creating new shows and managing performers across all three Proud Venues.