pinky deville

BURLESQUE star Pinky Deville needs your support to get her into the finals of a major competition in the USA.

The Rotherham-born performer — real name is Charlie Tate — needs votes to be one of the ten competitors in the Viva Las Vegas 18 contest in April.

People have until next Friday to support the 30-year-old, from Bramley, who organises the Night Train Revue shows at Rotherham Trades Club.

Charlie said: “There are ten competitors in the final and five are picked by the judges. The remaining five are chosen by public vote.”

Charlie, a former pupil of Wickersley Comprehensive School, will be the only UK-based performer in the competition — if she gets through to the final.

She said: “If people can vote for the X-Factor where it costs them money, they can vote for me for nothing.”

Charlie has been taking part in a travelling show around Scotland called the Burlesque Ball.

But she said the opportunity to perform in the Viva Las Vegas contest would be a dream come true.

She said: “I think I would cry. It would be a massive big deal because they film all the acts and put them on YouTube. It would mean my profile would go through the roof.”

Charlie enjoys performing burlesque routines because they are an interesting way of exploring aspects of her character and she enjoys having control over her costumes, routines and music.

She said: “You have to be creative and want to perform.

“You have to want to entertain your audience, take them away from their own lives for four or five minutes.”

Charlie said the burlesque scene across the UK is huge and she is “reasonably well established” as a performer, regularly appearing in London and elsewhere.

Charlie added: “I would like to crack America.”

If she gets through, her Las Vegas performances in the contest from April 2 to April 5 will centre around unusual versions of music by Aerosmith and Motorhead.

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