UNITED KINGDOM – The Eurovision Song Contest is a celebration of song and solidarity and this year’s festivities will be dearly missed.
The cancellation of this year’s Eurovision has left a continentally huge cultural gap but this team thinks they have found a great plug for that gap: the very first Isolation Song Contest.
Tom Taylor has asked fourteen friends from the world of entertainment – including comedy, music and drag – to help him recreate the magic of the Eurovision Song Contest from the safety of their own homes.
After being randomly assigned a country, each act has been given one week to compose an original Eurovision-style entry and music video for that nation before the Isolation Song Contest grand final on Saturday 2nd May.
Everyone involved in the project has given their time and skills for free to help raise as much money as possible for The Trussell Trust, Crisis and Refuge. Three charities which do amazing work supporting vulnerable people and who need our help now more than ever.
Please watch and share the trailer and head back to this page on Saturday 2nd May, at 8 pm, to watch the show.
ABOUT THE CHARITIES
The Trussell Trust – The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Their network of over 420 foodbanks operate out of more than 1,200 centres across the UK and provide a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing a crisis.
Crisis – Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They work directly with thousands of homeless people every year providing vital help so that people can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people across England, Scotland and Wales.
Refuge – Since 1971, Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. They have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic and gender-based violence services. They support over 6,000 women and children on any given day.