On May 16, forty-six broadcaster will be airing Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light — the official Eurovision 2020 replacement show. But Eurovision fans in the UK will have another option in the BBC’s own replacement show Eurovision Come Together. It will show “what would have been in 2020” and will feature “classic” Eurovision performances on top of material from Eurovision 2020.
Veteran broadcaster and Eurovision commentator Graham Norton will host proceedings. Eurovision: Come Together will also feature interviews, although whether that means from this year’s acts or other kinds has not been confirmed.
What is official is that you have a shot at appearing in the show’s interval act. Here’s what the Beeb say in their press release.
“In this one-off special we’ll celebrate the most unforgettable performances in Eurovision history along with the greatest songs from the modern contest. In the meantime we want your help to create our very own ‘interval act’ performance.”
“Yes, we want the nation to come together to recreate some of the more memorable moments from the contest. We want to put smiles on everyone’s faces as we celebrate some of the greatest guilty pleasures and feel-good favourites.”
“So get creative. Customise props and costumes from whatever you can find in your homes, and put on a performance that captures the spirit of Eurovision.”
#Eurovision Come Together is heading to @BBCOne on the 16th May! And we want YOU to be part of our interval act. Find out how to get involved here – ? https://t.co/lq2E8LRWrC pic.twitter.com/lYAJ68ZIEB
— BBC Eurovision?? (@bbceurovision) April 23, 2020
How can you take part?
“We’d like you to film yourself and your household (family members, partners, flatmates, etc.) to recreate any of the classic Eurovision performances listed [below]. Feel free to perform solo if you prefer, and leave your mark on Eurovision history!”
Buranovskiye Babushki – Party for Everybody (The Russian Grannies)
Cliff Richard – Congratulations
Keiino – Spirit in the Sky
Sunstroke Project – Run Away (Epic Sax Guy)
Scooch – Flying the Flag
Lulu – Boom-Bang-A-Bang
Jedward – Waterline
Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol is Free
What do you need to submit?
– A video in a horizontal, 16:9, landscape format
– Each clip you submit should be at least 30 seconds. You don’t have to perform the entire song.
– Audio wise it’s fine for you to play the original Eurovision track in the background, but keep levels low.
The deadline is Friday, May 1.
You can upload your performances at this submission link.
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The UK’s @bbceurovision is calling on fans for the “interval act” of #Eurovision Come Together. They’re asking y’all to recreate these classic performances. You just film yourself at home and submit online. Which act will you recreate? ?? Buranovskiye Babushki – Party for Everybody (The Russian Grannies) Cliff Richard – Congratulations Keiino – Spirit in the Sky Sunstroke Project – Run Away (Epic Sax Guy) Scooch – Flying the Flag Lulu – Boom-Bang-A-Bang Jedward – Waterline Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol is Free #eurovision2020 #eurovisioncometogether #eurovision