How you can be part of the BBC’s Eurovision Show

The BBC have today announced details of how you can be part of their show ‘Eurovision Come Together’.

The show will be broadcast on the UK Channel BBC One on Saturday 16th May, with the BBC showing the EBU’s show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ live on the BBCiPlayer.

As part of the show the BBC is asking fans to create their own ‘interval act’ performance.

The BBC’s Eurovision website reads:

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.

The tracks that you can record include:

Buranovskiye Babushki- Party for Everybody

Keiino- Spirit in the sky

Sunstroke Project- Run away

Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis- Alcohol is free

Jedward- Waterline

Scooch- Flying the flag

Cliff Richard- Congratulations

Lulu- Boom-Bang-A-Bang

How can you take part?

You can film yourself and your household (family members, partners, flatmates etc) to recreate any of the classic Eurovision performances listed on this page. Feel free to perform solo if you prefer, and leave your mark on Eurovision history!

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.
– Go HERE to upload your video(s)

Deadline

You need to send your video(s) by Friday 1st May

The website also mentions film safety, saying:

Film safely – observe all the current Government advice on social distancing – please confirm that the people in your video are members of the household that you currently are living with OR that they have all been observing government guidelines on social distancing (eg if you have filmed with neighbours standing in your front gardens/over the garden fence etc).


Film responsibly – eg if You are filming during permitted exercise ensure that you are filming responsibly – ie you aren’t gathering in public in a way that could breach government guidelines on social distancing or in such a way as to encourage others to gather around you to see what is happening, or cause issue for the police etc.

James Newman was due to represent the UK this year, however The BBC have yet to announce if he will return next year.

You can see the video to James’s entry below:

Who would you like to represent The UK next year and will you be filming a video to send to The BBC? Let us know in the comments section below!

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2 Comments
  1. David Lowe says

    Thought you would have had Sandie Shaw on your list. The very first winner for the UK.

    1. Matthew Grocott says

      Hi David. The BBC have put together the list, but yes, I agree that Sandie had a good song.

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