Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Dancing Queen

As I may have mentioned previously, Kylie Minogue appeared as the musical guest on the results episode of Dancing with the Stars last night (watch video of her performances HERE) and today I have a few follow-up photos from yesterday's events. Here are a couple photos of Kylie making her arrival at the CBS studios (where DWTS is taped on the stage right next to where American Idol tapes) and a couple photos of Kylie making her exit from the lot with her younger sister Dannii Minogue in tow. Dannii was in the hiz cheering on her big sis as she performed on the show:

Photo credit: Splash News and INFdaily

She's been Britain's sweetheart for years, but now Kylie has launched a bid to crack the US, and donned a rather risqué bondage style outfit for her first appearance on American television for five years. Kylie took centre stage on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing in the raunchy outfit, as she attempted to win over American audiences. The singer, meanwhile, received moral support from sister Dannii, who arrived dressed in a figure-hugging silver dress and fitted jacket, for her sister's appearance. The 39-year-old Australian pop star wore a black bondage style outfit, complete with arm cuffs, and hanging chains. She added stiletto heeled platform boots and a peaked Village People style cap, to sing Can't Get You Out Of My Head on top-rated show Dancing With The Stars. Kylie has decamped to America along with sister Dannii in the hope cracking the US market which has remained remarkably lukewarm to her. And she kicked off the campaign with the racy performance on the top-rated show, which regularly draws an audience of 20 million viewers.

Kylie sang two songs, and changed for the second appearance into a platinum blonde bobbed wig, red sequined mini-dress and gold platform shoes. She asked the studio audience "are you feeling good?", before singing her ballad, All I See from her new album X which is released in the US [Tuesday] ... Kylie's US publicity campaign continues in earnest over the next few days, with guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

I cannot stress enough how exciting it is to have Kylie news come from right here in the US ... it's so unheard of, I don't even know what to do with myself. The DWTS taping, which my friend Tony and I was lucky to attend, was a very long process since Kylie had to perform each song twice and then there was a performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Company that also had to be done twice. I am bummed to reveal that I wasn't able to manage a quick meet and greet with Kylie at yesterday's taping :( That said, Tony and I did have an amazing time seeing Kylie perform live. Today, I'm meeting up with Tony and some of his friends for Kylie's appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to see her in person again and to try and manage a meeting one more time ;) Much love goes out to Derek who managed to get the VIP treatment for Tony and me at yesterday's show and much, much love goes out to Amy at ABC for taking such great care of us. [Source, Source]