“Arriving at the Bauhaus, Sint Niklaas Belgium on one of the HOTTEST days EVER!
For the event of the year, The Showqueen Awards 2017.
As the followers, citizens and Showqueen Royalty slowly entered the hall, we must say Selina Pearl and her fabulous team did marvelous work on this second edition! The entourage stunning in black walls, utterly flashy lightning and one feels on a selective audience with the Queen herself. Selina even got real life horses for her stunning warrior Queen entrance, need I say more.
Last year we had a unexpected, though deserved winner with “La Tash”.
After our fabulous recent interview for Pink In Our Lives last year….we know her now on the inside and outside. https://pinkinourlives.com/2017/06/09/raw-and-deep-with-la-tash-interview-pinkinourlives/
But before giving her title to the new Showqueen of the year, there is a more than a stunning show, waiting before us. Last year a lot of ladies rumored to perform in 2017 and must say…a lot of them got back on their word.
Still the attendance was high…and all gave their BEST!!!
The stage had a International stamina, lighting, sound, big booming business. No costs were spared, AGAIN!
Diversity triumphs between the girls. Comic, new comers, live singing, dance acts, duo acts, beautiful costumes etc. One queen used dancers, the other used a video wall, laser, influences from Rupaul’s DragRace, Death drops etc. (It was 2017 darlings, we need to embrace all of our Queens!) A evening filled program with all the elements were there!
The judges of the night must have had a very difficult task debating on the high quality of the ladies. Chairman Davy Bamps, Mister Gay Europe 2016 Raf Van Puymbroeck, Mister Gay Belgium 2017 Jaimie Deblieck, Musical star Lulu Aertgeerts, Actress Jacky Lafon, Wig wizard Philippe Michiels and Actress Loes Van den Heuvel.
Must praise a few Showqueens in person, they stood out for me!
Axelle Andro, newcomer and for the future we can expect more from this girl.
The stage is nothing more than a place to perform, for her it becomes an act and playground itself. Dancing her ass off! Acrobatic! There was a LOT of HUGE American brunette Hair. Loved it. Talent for the future!
Tried to make the hall smaller in perspective, intimate.
Placing a mirror with nothing in it on stage, two beautiful dancers on both sides, dancing synchronic. Mistinquette sang a live performance from a personal written ballad. For me she became the girl on the inside, who came out being a Queen. Ever looked inside of a Showqueens brain…this is what we got. A Nymph in the colorful woods in front of the video wall with enormous doves. My God….who made this UP! Wonderful. Vocally splendid singing! And the song…..Marco Borsato Quality darlings. This asks for more and yes she won in her category!
And that Showqueens don’t need to be just beautiful, Sally Monella.
Becoming cabaretesque 30-ies style German singer. That German aczzzzent schatzie, a million bucks! Black teeth, old face, thin hair and taking her way through the audience. (To redo songs from this time into a old coat, semi Kurt Weill…. from Lorde “Royals”, Meghan Trainor “All about that bass”, and OMG Lady Gaga…”Born this way….That’s talent…Belting Sally!)
Respect! This is not a pageant, this is about performing. Everybody felt the bitterness from this lady. Respect! (If you ever do a channeling on Marlene Dietrich…I’m IN honey!)
But standing, and rising alone on the throne of Showqueen-ism!
Nic hopstaken aka STAR!!!
The act starting off as the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Silhouette from Star, in her Royal pose! Red haired with ruby tiara, white ruff collar, in the crinoline pompous gown, red white stripes filling the stage! The Queen of Hearts is evil and “when it comes to love….I don’t know anything…..”Baaaaaammmm in your face! Goose-fucking-bumps! That’s what we can expect in these 5 minutes. Giving pose, in a few seconds the dress stripes, light up, splits open in 2, and revealing 4 sexy dancers underneath.
(Tommy Gryson and his marvelous team, who else!) Here we see the red highlighted staircase. Star coming down of it and dancing her audience into a trance! Climaxing it into a 1000 flashes of laser beams, around her. The Queen of Hearts, wants blood! “Coupe la tête!!” I remember turning around and looking into the audience, they were LOUD! Cheering!
After a intermezzo from singer Dimitri Vantomme. Faith has been chosen…the NEW Showqueen of the year was gonna be revealed far after midnight. First Awarding the other nominees:
Best Make up – Whitney Jones.
Best Outfit – Star.
Beste Choreo – Star.
Audience favorit – Mistinguett.
Best Newcomer – Axelle Andro.
Live act – Mistinguett.
Comic act – Gigi Extravaganza.
Free act- Star.
Duo act – Di Luka and Godiva.
Golden Pearl award – Dille from Ghent.
Slowly, but rapidly in a heartbeat La Tash reveal the name of Showqueen of the Year 2017: STAR!!!!!!!
After launching her famous one-liner…..”MOTHER HAS FUCKING ARRIVED!!!!”
La Star, thanks everybody and I actually see tears in the audience.
Where The Queen of Hearts took cold blood…..Star takes emotions and pure tears.
While two black beautiful horses and a carriage enter the hall, Star takes her walk of Fame and stepping on it….and riding OUT to Stardom. (Wearing a white with silver headset and warrior outfit and lightning scepter!) It’s MEANT-TO-BE honeys! This means Gay Pride, on the main stage this year and many, many, many more performances to come from this Queen.
The winners on the public voting this year were:
Best gay Event – Antwerp Pride.
Best LGTB Organisation – Wel Jong/niet hetero.
Beste Showqueen tempel – Maskara.
Showqueen personality – Lou Lou Bijou.
Side Kick – Carine from Maskara.
Concluding this evening!
Diversity ruled, talent is shown, do what you like, stand behind and believe in it…(quote La Tash!) It shows the world is ready for a NEW edition in 2018! Congratulations to Star and have a wonderful year darling. This one is for you darling! “Star-Force!”
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Kisses from Pink In Our Lives Showqueen Reporter,
In two weeks we will know who will take over the scepter for 2018 and hopefully we take an Award as well. Because Pink In Our Lives is nominated for the LGBT Publicity Award 2018 for our work for our community and the ShowQueen World. Fingers crossed and we will keep you posted!!!
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