Burlesque star in German line-up

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Alex Christensen had promised it, and now it seems to be true: the German line-up for Moscow will include an internationally reknowned star of the burlesque world in the role of Miss Kiss Kiss Bang.

In what German tabloid Bild have already described as the Sensation of Eurovision 2009, American burlesque star Dita von Teese will be strutting her stuff alongside Alex and Oscar as part of this year's German entry. And according to Bild, the show will include a lot of bare flesh! Hopes are high in the German camp, with Dita optimistic: "I hope that this collaboration will help us both to victory".

However, not all are pleased about the current turn of events, it seems. Bild quotes one-time German Eurovision legend Ralph Siegel (who returns to the contest this year, but not for his native Germany) as saying "The path from Ein bißchen Frieden to this little strip-tease was a long path downwards." But whichever side of the 'show versus music' debate fans take, one thing is certain: Germany is pulling out all the stops to get little Miss Kiss Kiss Bang noticed this year.

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