Thursday 14th May
Thursday 14th May
Today, we are preparing for a Saturday visit . . .
Like Marmite, Eurovision is a love or hate experience. So this visit is for fans of Eurovision . . . or perhaps the kitchen disco!
As Eurovision has obviously been cancelled, on Saturday 16th May (when the final should have taken place), the BBC have organised a night of Eurovision-themed programmes; so organise some Eurovision themed food and treats, some outfits and enjoy!
BBC One 6.30pm
Eurovision: Come Together
A great show for the whole family to take part in and enjoy.
'The British public will get the opportunity to take part in a live online vote to choose their all-time favourite Eurovision song from the past 64 years. This eclectic shortlist of songs have been selected by a panel of Eurovision experts and super-fans including Radio 2’s Ken Bruce, Eurovision semi-final commentators Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills, former UK Eurovision acts SuRie and Nicki French, and uber-fans Mel Giedroyc and Radio 1’s Adele Roberts.
Whilst viewers vote for their favourite songs, Graham chats to James Newman, who was due to represent the UK in Rotterdam this year. There are previews of some of the other most talked about acts who were due to take to the stage this year, and Eurovision fans and some former Eurovision faces recreate Eurovision classics in their homes. Former UK Eurovision act Sonia even takes on the Epic Sax Guy solo that became so infamous after the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
At the end of the show Graham will reveal the song that UK viewers have chosen to crown as the winner of Eurovision: Come Together.'
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light
'Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light honours all 41 songs that would have competed in the 2020 contest, but in a non-competitive format, as well as providing plenty of surprises for fans and viewers at home.
Just like the contest itself, the live show will be simultaneously broadcast across Europe and beyond and will be hosted from the Netherlands by Dutch presenters Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit.
There will be an unforgettable virtual sing-a-long where fans from across the world will dress up and form a huge Eurovision choir to perform Johnny Logan's winning song for Ireland in 1980, What's Another Year.
Graham Norton will provide live commentary for BBC One viewers.'
All of the links can be found in the Activities section.
Happy singing and dancing!
As usual, if you have any comments, or suggestions for virtual visits, you can contact me using the Contact Form on the Scotland Class page. Thank you to those who have done this already.