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Eurovision season has been and gone, and while this isn’t quite topical nor triumphant (this year’s winners were Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki with “Running Scared”), we thought we’d take a little time over the next few weeks to run you through our favorite Eurovision costumes through the years.
One of our personal favorites is this little number from Ukraine called “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” from way back when in 2007. Verka Seduchka is the alter ego of comedian Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko, who performed in this flashy piece by Dolce and Gabbana - a brand that lends its name to another of Verka’s songs. Trippy, I’m sure you’ll agree.
It seems Verka considered competing in the Ukrainian national selections this year, but pulled out despite a free ticket to the final. I confess myself a little disappointed.
America’s certainly got talent in “Prince Poppycock”, alter ego of singer John Quale who not only has a fantastic voice, but also designs each individual look of his Baroque Dandy character for the stage.
His first performance in Season 5 of America’s Got Talent can be found [here]
He eventually finished in 4th place.
Remember us? Abba set the tone for the epitome of 70s style and glamour; taking the Eurovision Song Contest by storm in 1974 (held in the lovely UK seaside town of Brighton), and moving on to become one of the most commercially successful artists of all time.
They won Eurovision with their song Waterloo, and their costumes are an unusual medley of British glam-rock with French Napoleonic garb. If you want to see their breakthrough original performance, click here.
Whether you love her or hate her, no one can deny that Lady GaGa causes a scene in various outrageous costumes in her new video Telephone featuring Beyoncé Knowles.
Here she is seen sporting chains and sunglasses made out of smoking cigarettes in a prison exercise yard. The video released today is highly risqué, said to be inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s films. It also happens to feature the Pussy Wagon from Kill Bill.
The full video can be found on youtube: here
(Note the several bizarre costumes, including hair-rollers made of aluminium cans and a telephone made out of hair.)