Ireland has just won Eurovision 2013 – Well in London’s “West End Theatre Eurovision 2013 Contest”. The 6th annual charity event took place in London’s Dominion Theatre. In aid of the “Make a Difference Trust” the fun evening of entertainment aims to raise money for HIV and Aids, whilst having a lot of fun in the process.
(YouTube Video courtesy of MsBorok)
The cast of We Will Rock You burst onto the stage to welcome the audience with a medley of British Eurovision classics, from ‘Puppet On A String’ to ‘Making Your Mind Up’, and even provided the first wardrobe malfunction of the night during ‘Flying The Flag’ – a casual bit of skirt dropping. After this we were treated to ten different West End casts performing ten classic Eurovision entries from across the years.
“Highlights came from the cast of Once, who performed a hilariously literal version of ‘All Kinds Of Everything’ by Dana, and the cast of Viva Forever who took to the stage to perform the 2012 Malta entry, ‘This Is The Night’, complete with an insanely fierce Beyoncé dance off in the middle. Whilst Top Hat took random to a new level with their re-imagining of the 1979 German entry ‘Genghis Khan’, with more flesh, leather and leopard print on show than a chapter in Fifty Shades of Grey.”
The big winner of the night however was the new Irish Musical “Once”, who not only won the creative award for their staging and presentation, but also came first overall for their entire performance. You can see why from the clip below – Hilarious and worthy of winning Eurovision again.
(YouTube Video courtesy of MissKiwiCM)
Katrina and The Waves, who sang her Eurovision winning entry ‘Love Shine A Light’ before whipping the audience into a dancing friendly with an encore of ‘Walking On Sunshine’.
(YouTube Video Courtesy of Richard Piatt)
Again the “Make A Difference” organisation were the big winners with all the proceeds going to the organisation. Well done to all the West End Shows that took part and continue to make this an annual event one to keep in your calendar.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – SoSoGay.uk