While many annual Pride events have been called off this year due to coronavirus precautions, the party has moved online with Global Pride. And Norway’s Eurovision 2019 stars KEiiNO are getting involved by releasing a cover of a Whitney Houston dancefloor classic — and they want their fans to be part of the music video.
For Global Pride, KEiiNO will be covering Whitney Houston’s 1987 dance-pop classic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”. The song will be released on 27 June — and KEiiNO have put a call out for fans to be part of the music video.
The Eurovision televote winners have uploaded a 50-second snippet of their new version of the song and have asked fans to submit dance clips to be used in the video. KEiiNO explain that they want to include clips from both amateur and professional dancers and want to feature a diverse range of talent.
But dancers won’t have long to get their videos in. KEiiNO need to receive the videos by this Monday, 8 June — so interested dancers need to get busy this weekend! See KEiiNO’s Instagram post for more information about the submission requirements.
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?Calling dancers to join in GLOBAL PRIDE-video? On June 27, we’ll premiere a music-video to our upcoming cover of the iconic Whitney Houston-hit «I Wanna Dance With Somebody». The song will be an official «Global Pride» song, and all revenue from the recording and video will go to the Global Pride Organization. We know people all around the world look forward to the day we can safely meet up and dance as close as our hearts desire. But for now, we ask you to dance on your own, but share your moves with the expected 300 million people watching the Global Pride online event. We’ve made an instrumental snippet you can use as the backing-track for your dance, and you can find the link and instructions in the comments below. Upload your personal dance THIS WEEKEND and be a part of this effort to make the world a better, more inclusive place! We’d like to include both professionals and amateurs, and will make a selection of the contributions to make it as diverse as possible, so if your dance doesn’t make it in the final edit doesn’t mean its not a great one! HOW TO DO IT: •Dance to any part of the playback, minimum 4-bar (about 9 seconds)and film yourself preferrably in landscape-mode (16:9)in a well-lit room or outdoors in the best possible resolution and send a downloadable link to [email protected] lately by June 8th. The video will premiere during Global Pride on June 27th. (Link to the snippet of the song in bio) Happy PRIDE-month!????
Pride goes online
While parades, concerts and dance parties and other events are regular parts of the annual Pride calendar, this year events in many countries have been called off due to national coronavirus precautions.
But the show must go on, and this year it’s gone online. Global Pride will be held on 27 June, with a 24-hour live stream of Pride events from around the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ communities. The event is organised in collaboration with many national pride organisations.
As well as a performance from KEiiNO, the event will feature appearances from UK Eurovision 1974 star Olivia Newton-John, Australia Decides 2019 finalist Courtney Act, singers Ava Max, Bright Light Bright Light, Deborah Cox, Thelma Houston, Steve Grand, Rachael Sage and Brazilian drag star Pabllo Vittar.
Organisers expect over 300 million viewers to tune into the event.
KEiiNO say that all proceeds from their upcoming single will go to the Global Pride Organisation.
What do you think? Will you do a dance for KEiiNO? And will you tune in for Global Pride? Tell us your thoughts below.