Echo 2011: Glamour & Rock
The music ranged from pop to folk song. Hair styles, make-up and outfits were equally diverse at the great Echo Awards Gala in Berlin. We saw all kinds of styles. There were gowns with amazingly low cut backs, sequins, retro dresses and let’s not forget the hot pants. The matching hair styles included enchanting curls, artful chignons and hairdos in the style of the 1920s. We like to show you our favourites
No doubt, Lena Meyer-Landrut was an extremely happy winner and topped her much talked about girlish acceptance speech with an emphatic ‘Thank you!’ She had just won her very first Echo Award in the ‘National Newcomer’ category and right away she received her second Echo as ‘Best National Artist’. Lena really did look like a radiant winner with her glowing hazel curls complementing her dewy complexion and dramatic smokey eyes.
The nominee and Echo moderator Ina Müller looked less glamorous but was still the shining star of the evening. Her once razor-short platinum blonde hair had meanwhile turned into elegant curls. Ina appeared as soft and sensitive as her song ‘Die kleine Kneipe’ (Little Corner Bar). Her song was accompanied by only one accordion and was a tribute to the singer Peter Alexander who recently passed away.
Anne Humpe with her wild golden blonde curls won two prizes, and she also scored big with the crowd. She received a lifetime award and an award for the ‘Best Live Act’ with her band ‘Ich + Ich’ (I and I).
Of course, international artists also joined the big event. The Scottish singer Amy MacDonald was honoured with an award for ‘Best Rock/Pop Artist’. Her sleeveless short dress was an optical hit. It was made of brown batik fabric and complemented her nougat-coloured hair perfectly.
Robbie Williams did not quite show his best side. His band Take That received an award as best International Rock/Pop Group. He hid behind dark glasses during his somewhat listless performance. Before he even entered the building, he announced to his fans how he could not wait to get home again. That may explain his attitude. Whatever his problem was, we had fun taking in the scene. Adele’s hit ‘Rolling in the Deep’ still lingers in our ears …