And the Winner is .... Burlesque Idol 2012

Its been an amazing year at Burlesque Idol with the Finale being one of our most exciting to date! After 10 amazing performances the audience cast their vote and we had a 1st Runner Up - the hilarious Lolo Brow and a winner…. please meet Burlesque Idol 2012 - Violet Blaze!

Violet Blaze by Mr Suave

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Were you nervous before the show?

 I was SOOO NERVOUS!!!!! oh my days you have no idea. One of the girls said she forgot I was there, because I wasn’t my usual loud self. I was SO quiet. Hardly spoke until the show started.I was still rhinestoning my corset for when we came back for curtain call…. I just wanted to look my best.

How did you feel after you had done your performance?

Soon as the show was over, I breathed a sigh of Relief! I heard the crowd were roaring for a couple minutes… and it made me SO happy that I did a good job! Apparently Barnaby simply dropped to his knees…not knowing what to say! The judges gave lovely comments, Beatrix Von Bourbon saying “all my notes are in Capital Letters!” I felt very proud.

What are your plans for 2013?

In 2013 I plan to enter more competitions, and hopefully have 2 new acts under my belt. The one thing I DON’T want, is for people to expect me to top “Big Mama” She is my signature act,and will always be my favourite, but my new ones will be different. I just hope my fellow Blazers and Blazettes will appreciate what else I have to offer!

What advice would you give to contestants for 2013? 

Be Prepared. Check that you have EVERYTHING you will need. 

Go to the loo long before you go on stage. Just before your name is called you’ll feel like you need to go again.Don’t. It’s just nervous pee. It goes the second you get on stage.

Look and do your BEST. It’s a competition…you don’t know how serious the other girls are taking it… so if you have come to win… prove you’ve got what it takes!

Have fun!!! At the end of the day… you’re performing to a VERY supportive crowd…. soak it up…. cos it’s not always like that!!!!!!!!!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

In five years time…. I’d love to be hitting the big time. Have massive props…. perform abroad….my own stage show…. and be so famous Dulux will name a colour after me. 

And there we have it! Watch out for Ms Blaze in 2013 as she will be coming to a town near you no doubt!

Violet Blaze Retro Photo Studio

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