Last Friday BBC held its annual “Children in Need” telethon, raising a whopping £31 million for charity. But one aspect of the mammoth 6 hour show had a very strong Eurovision flavour.
There were several fantastic musical interludes throughout the night, including songs from Ellie Goulding and One Direction. But there was only one stand out performance for Eurovision fans – Ylvis’ rendition of their massive hit “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)”. For the Norwegian duo weren’t content to just sing. Not only did they wear fox onesies, they also recruited some very special backing dancers. Namely, 1981 Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz and 2011 and 2012 Irish representatives Jedward. Add in Romanian sisters The Cheeky Girls and you get a
n epic Jepic performance.
However, that wasn’t the only hint of Eurovision in this year’s campaign. Earlier in the week ABBA’s Agnetha Faltskog took part in “Children in Need Rocks”.
And the official music of the campaign trailers was a reworking of Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero”.
What do y’all say?