John Lennon, one of Liverpool’s most famous sons, gave the world “Imagine,” one of the world’s most famous songs.
And now students at the Knotty Ash Primary School have signed along to the 1971 hit. The song’s message — for a unified world where our differences don’t separate us or stoke war — feels all the more powerful when performed by innocent children.
Harry Doyle, the councillor for Knotty Ash and a driving force behind Liverpool’s Eurovision 2023 host city bid, shared the video on his Twitter account on Wednesday evening.
I am absolutely in awe of @AshKnotty and their deaf resource base who have signed along to #Imagine by John Lennon in support of Liverpool’s #Eurovision2023 bid. Thank you ??— Harry Doyle ????? (@harrydoyle96) October 5, 2022
?? ?? @CultureLPool @bbceurovision @EBU_HQ @SoniaevansSonia @wiwibloggs @Catharinehegar2 pic.twitter.com/UVYa2pUSOH
Glasgow, the other city still in the race, has been relatively silent in recent weeks. If you search on Twitter, you’ll see lots of commentary from fans, but less official material from the city of Glasgow and its bid committee.
Liverpool, however, has been driving hype — and hope — for its Eurovision bid.
Recently, The Guide Liverpool shared a video with Claire McColgan from Culture Liverpool, the body overseeing the bid. She cited the strength of the city’s cultural offer, saying that they’ve built “a brilliant programme around Ukraine, which we’re really excited about, and our relationship with Odesa.”
And on 22 September the city shared a full campaign video that showcased Liverpool in its full glory.
“Eurovision 2023 could be extraordinary,” a voiceover says. “It has a chance to be something more than it has ever been before. The host city must recognise that privilege and do it justice.”
It also references “Imagine,” which would be a beautiful slogan in light of the war in Ukraine.
Are you loving this adorable video? Do you think Liverpool is in with a shot? Let us know down below!
The @eurovision bid is in and it’s nearly decision time. We'll soon discover if #Liverpool has been chosen to host #Eurovision2023 in solidarity with #Ukraine.— Liverpool City Council (@lpoolcouncil) September 22, 2022
Regardless of the outcome we are honoured that the entire city region and beyond have supported our bid. pic.twitter.com/7n2nf5CxjE