It may be August, but the internet is freezing over faster than Arendelle on one of Queen Elsa’s bad days. Of course we’re talking about the “The Ice Bucket Challenge”. Started by the American ALS Association in July to raise awareness of the degenerative and incurable ALS or motor neurone disease, the campaign has completely snowballed over the last week, as more and more people get involved.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, on a desert island, in a far and distant galaxy, the challenge involves participants recording themselves pour large quantities of water and ice over their heads, posting the clip online, and then nominating others to complete the challenge within 24 hours, while making a charitable donation.
So far highlights have included Ronaldo in his pants (yum), James Franco with no pants (surprisingly eew), and a papal nomination by Shakira (amen!). Never ones to shy away from a bit of friendly competition, Eurovision stars have also gotten in on the action. Here are some of the best so far.
Ruth Lorenzo (Spain 2014)
Kalomira (Greece 2008)
Blue (United Kingdom 2011)
Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013)
Lukas Plöchl of the Trackshittaz (Austria 2012)
Phillip Kirkorov (Russia 1995)
Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014)
And then there was Conchita, who, being the diva that she is, decided to do things a little differently…
* Click the link below to see even more Eurovision personalities get chilly for charity: