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.

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!

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Colin
Colin
1 month ago

This is super-adorable! I’ll be happy if Liverpool hosts, seeing how much effort they are already putting into it.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

For the love of the sacred stones of Stonehedge, this is the sweetest thing ever! Thank you Liverpool and Knotty Ash Primary!

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

I can’t wait for the slogan announcement. I’m even more excited for it than the host city and the presenters. Probably it’ll be a reference to Ukraine’s tragic situation and e

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

Imagine there is no countries would make Eurovision a bit difficult ?

MrQuiggles
MrQuiggles
1 month ago
Reply to  Azuro

Just one entry…that no one is allowed to vote for.

Luke B
Luke B
1 month ago

Liverpool have thrown the kitchen sink – as well the cooker, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, microwave . . . – at their bid. Glasgow seem to be sleeping on their laurels. Just because their the bookies favourites doesn’t mean they can take hosting for granted. By having Liverpool in the final 2, rather than Birmingham and Manchester, the BBC clearly couldn’t give a monkeys about what the odds are saying.

musica
musica
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke B

Why should they care about the odds? They’re not the Eurovision jury 🙂

Pauly
Pauly
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke B

or maybe Glasgow has realised Liverpool won.

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
1 month ago

change the lyrics to ”imagine there’s no russia”

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

Imagine there’s no dictatorship in Russia

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

So cute and touching! However the slogan for Esc 2023 couldn’t be “Imagine” cause it was the the last Jesc’s slogan…
Anyway I keep my fingers crossed for Liverpool to be chosen as the host city.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Very nice, but imagining there’s no countries means imagining no Eurovision.