She might not have won over voters in Switzerland or Moldova, but Kitty Brucknell showed the audience at the London Eurovision Party that she still has pop power when she performed her national-selection song “Yearning”. But that’s not all she can do. Kitty also impressed us by running through imitations of iconic pop divas.
We caught up with the former X Factor UK star before the show and she treated us to some musical and spoken imitations of pop divas such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Cher, Dolly Parton, Duffy, and Lady Gaga. Prior to her big break on The X Factor, Kitty worked as a Britney, Christina and Gaga impersonator, and it looks like she hasn’t forgotten any of the old skills.
Kitty Brucknell imitates Britney, Dolly and Duffy at the London Eurovision Party
Kitty also had the opportunity to shine as herself when she performed “Yearning”, the song she submitted to both the Swiss and Moldovan national selections this year. Kitty brought bridal glam to the Café de Paris stage, wearing a dramatic white gothic wedding gown while confetti gently fluttered down upon her. It was a bold, dramatic performance, appreciated by the Cafe de Paris audience.
While we were happy to see Eduard Romanyuta and Mélanie René win the Moldovan and Swiss national finals respectively, we can’t help wonder what it would have been like if Kitty had been able to bring her sense of drama to Vienna.