West End Eurovision
London theatre news: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Charity - Musical
Established in 2008 and last seen in 2014, West End Eurovision returns on 22 April 2018 promising a night 'too hot to handle' as 8 West End Shows compete against each other singing original Eurovision Song Contest songs!
A sea of flags and the most outrageous costumes will be in evidence when the casts of some of Theatreland's biggest shows battle it out to be crowned the champions of West End Eurovision, and raising much-needed funds for the Make A Difference Trust.
The casts will be giving their all on April 22 at The Shaftesbury Theatre to win 3 coveted West End Eurovision 2018 Trophies:
- The Champions
- The Best Ident Movie, and
- The Best Creative.
West End Eurovision also features a special guest appearance by a past original Eurovision Song Contest entrant.
Previous performances have included: Scooch, Nicki French, Bardo, Javine Hylton, The Original Bucks Fizz, Sonia and Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves).
Image: shows taking part in West End Eurovision
This year's shows competing in West End Eurovision 2018 are:
The Phantom of the Opera
In the 2014 version, Les Misérables were crowned joint winners with Mamma Mia!
Les Misérables (with Sir Cameron Mackintosh making a guest appreareance on film dressed as an airline pilot) performed Flying the Flag (For You) Scooch's song, which came 22nd for the UK in 2007, while Mamma Mia! performed Waterloo, ABBA's winning Swedish Eurovision song from 1974.
Since the first contest was staged in 2008, the event has raised thousands to support the MAD Trust which works with partners to support HIV and AIDS projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa, building awareness and providing care support and education.
And just in case you don't already know: the Grand Final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday 12 May, with semi-finals on 8 and 10 May.
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