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Monday
Jun252012

Contest: Evita ♪ Evita ♪ Evita ♪

Raise your arms together in unison and sing it with me. Go on, raise 'em -- you know how she do.

What are we singing about exactly? Evita, kids. To celebrate the film's recent 15th anniversary they've rereleased the movie musical adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit on DVD & Blu Ray. From the press release:

Join two of the world’s greatest and most enduring superstars, Madonna and Antonio Banderas, in the epic musical event that is Evita. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Alan Parker, Evita is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron (Madonna), who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread controversy, her passion changed a nation forever... 
Now, with a new state-of-the-art digital restoration, you can experience every astonishing scene and unforgettable song like never before!

Awards obsessives will remember that Evita correctly won Best Original Song at the Oscars ("You Must Love Me") as well as three Golden Globe Awards including Best Actress for Madonna. Yes, she's an award-winning actress. Shush!

I've got three copies of the rerelease to give away to musically inclined readers.  Anyone can enter but you'll have to e-mail me by Friday, June 29th with the following:

  1. "EVITA" in the subject line
  2. Name and Shipping Address (I'll have to share it with Walt Disney if you win but otherwise it's private)
  3. A short note about your Evita experience -- even if you haven't seen the movie -- whether its Madonna-related, musically inclined, political or stage focused. I may quote you on the site so be forewarned.
  4. BONUS POINTS: if you send a photo of yourself for publication in the famous Evita pose up top, I'll double your entry though the winners will be drawn at random.

I'll give you an example. Here's me singing about my love for Madonna as Evita.

I look slightly possessed but it's appropriate because that's how I get with Madonna. True story: I practically knocked over an old lady to get to my middle-middle seat on the sold out opening night at my favorite Salt Lake City movie theater. I'm not proud of the old lady part but that opening night was sacred and she was in my way! 

Yes, that's a Breathless Mahoney doll in my cleavage. What of it?

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Reader Comments (11)

Antonio Banderas is one of the world's greatest and most enduring superstars? Doesn't that seem to be a bit of a stretch? Also, I'll bet Jonathan Pryce is all sorts of torn up about his exclusion...

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

True. It seems you're channeling Piper Laurie in Carrie in that picture...

I Love Evita! Diane Keaton was moving in "Marvin's Room", but I would trade her for Madonna in a heartbeat. And Penny Rose was robbed!!!

P.S. Beg or steal if you have to, but don't miss MDNA Tour.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

"And Penny Rose was robbed!".... isn't she always?

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Didn't Evita come out in 1996? Wouldn't this be the sixteenth anniversary?

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Nat would you have replaced someone in the 96 line up with madonna,whats your 96 list like.

mine

kidman
scott thomas
watson
blethyn
madonna

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermark

I think Frances McDormand totally deserved it for Fargo. I can't believe Madonna won at the Globes.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Believe it... the Globes L O V E L O V E L O V E Madonna in any capacity :-)

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

The Breathless Mahoney doll cracks me up. You are really her biggest fan, Nat.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

I freely admit that I was born without the gay Madonna gene. Just nothing there. I find her beyond boring, BUT I'm tickled reading about other people's fascination with her. Must be sort of like my early Barbra crush.

And someone's got to keep her in Botox and British elocution lessons, so more power to you!

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Alamitos Beach

dave -- i've definitely paid for some of her elocution lessons, yes.

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Nathaniel, what is your opinion on the whole BornThisWay/Express Yourself/She's Not Me thing?

June 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpaco
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