The BBC has made an open call to the public to get involved for the interval act for Eurovision Come Together.
The BBC is asking the public to get involved and film themselves as part of the interval act for its Eurovision programming, Eurovision Come Together. The ask is for people to film themselves or others in their homes to recreate a number of Eurovision performances:
- Russia 2012 – Buranovskiye Babushki – Party for Everybody
- Norway 2019 – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky
- Moldova 2010 – Sunstroke Project & Ola Tira – Run Away
- Greece 2013 – Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol is Free
- Ireland 2012 – Jedward – Waterline
- United Kingdom 2007 – Scooch – Flying the Flag
- United Kingdom 1968 – Cliff Richard – Congratulations
- United Kingdom 1969 – Lulu – Boom-Bang-A-Bang
Videos need to be filmed horizontal in a 16:9 landscape format. The clip needs to be at least 30 seconds long. The song may be playing in the background but must be quiet. Videos must be submitted here by May 1.
Eurovision Come Together is being broadcast on May 16 on BBC One. The show replaces the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 which was cancelled. The BBC has opted not to broadcast Eurovision: Shine a Light live on television but instead online.
The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.