We’ve all been watching Eurovision at some stage and thought to ourselves “if there isn’t an ad break soon, I’m going to need a change of pants.” But that’s another story for another post. This post is for all those times we’ve been watching and thought “wow, that person looks so much like Insert Celebrity Name Here!” Yes, it’s time for yet another installment of contest look-alikes to be uncovered. As always, some will have you seeing double whilst others will make you wonder about my eyesight…but that’s all part of the fun, right?
Can Bonomo (Turkey 2012) and American actor Vin Diesel
It’s not uncanny (and I did borrow/steal this idea from a forgotten source) but the resemblance between these two is there. Once you crop off Vin’s bulging muscles, anyway.
Christine Guldbrandsen (Norway 2006) and British actress Victoria Shalet
Take Christine and add a box or two of #103 Less-Than-Platinum Blonde hair colour, and you get Victoria.
Hanna Pakarinen (Finland 2007) and Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi
The professions, the bangs, the tendency to slap on eye make-up like there’s no tomorrow – these ladies were so separated at birth.
Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012) and American actress Liv Tyler
In case Ivi’s singing career peters out, she’ll always have a fallback career in being stunt double for Liv. She doesn’t mind being lifted/thrown around, if her stage show in Baku was any indication.
Litesound’s Jacopo Massa (Belarus 2012) and French DJ David Guetta
There’s nothing as majestic as having a head of product-filled, side-swept blonde locks…as Jacopo and David well know.
Texas Lightning’s Jane Comerford (Germany 2006) and Australian newsreader Sandra Sully
Trust me. In twenty years, SS will be Jane’s twin, right down to the last eye wrinkle.
Manuel Ortega (Austria 2002) and co-host of Eurovision 2007, Finnish actor/singer Mikko Leppilampi
There’s nothing I love more than a double whammy ESC look-alike. Enter Manuel and Mikko, who remind me of those sets of brothers who look so similar, yet still contain an obviously better-looking one. CoughMikkocough.
Ott Lepland (Estonia 2012) and member of British boyband Take That, Gary Barlow
Considering Ott looks like a different (but equally attractive) person in every photo I’ve seen, it’s amazing that he could bear any resemblance to someone else. And yet, he kinda sorta almost does.
Feminnem’s Pamela Ramljak (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2005/Croatia 2010) and Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch
I’m sure Pamela isn’t as superhumanly perfect as the eldest Brady daughter (and I doubt she has an annoying, jealous sister called Jan) but she sure looks like her.
Pasha Parfeny (Moldova 2012) and Irish actor Colin Farrell
This one wins the award for Most Obvious Lookalike of 2012. I’m pretty sure these two went to the same salon to get their facial hair shaped (and ears pierced).
Soluna Samay’s backup muso (Denmark 2012) and Melodifestivalen semi-finalist Sean Banan
I was surprised to see that Sean had wormed his way into the ESC as part of the Danish delegation, until I realised that it wasn’t actually him. If it had been, I suspect the performance would have been much less child-friendly.
Urban Symphony’s Sandra Nurmsalu (Estonia 2009) and Australian actress Emily Browning
Here are two of those people with magic hair that always looks perfect. One day I hope to join their ranks when I have a posse of stylists at my beck and call 24/7.
Got any ESC look-alikes of your own to share?
The Düsseldorf Doppelgangers: https://eurovisionbyjaz.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/dusseldorf-in-rewind-the-dusseldorf-doppelgangers/
NEXT TIME: I’m bringing Time-Warp Tuesday back (unlike Justin Timberlake, who we can assume is still bringing sexy back) before the countdown of all countdowns kicks off. That is, the countdown of my top 50 Eurovision songs of all time!!!