Eurovision-Inspired Entertainment Package Brightens Up Events
28 January, 2009
Before Australian Idol, before Popstars, there was Eurovision and love it or loathe it, this take on the quirky competition could be the most fun your event attendees have ever had
By Gwen O’Toole
Melbourne-based production company the Glynn Nicholas Group is about to launch a quirky entertainment package that parodies the over-the-top Eurovision song contest.
The entertainment concept, Eurobeat, is a celebration of everything Eurovision, a fully interactive musical competition allows audience members to vote via text message for their favourite act. It wil be introduced as a product designed specifically for the events and corporate market at the 17th AsiaPacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne next month.
Eurobeat’s Sweden performance.
Guests enter the venue and set up as their Bosnian hosts, Boyka and Sergei, act as MCs. Each guest is handed a badge of the country they will support on the night and armed with flags, clappers and horns, and the crowd is encouraged to be swept away with enthusiasm. Up to ten countries compete including Italy, Poland, Iceland, the UK, Russia, Hungary, Greece, Ireland, Germany and Sweden. Other countries can also be added.
Groups are encouraged to leave their mobile phones switched on to vote for their top three entries. Votes are tallied up live and the winning results are a real surprise to everyone including the cast.
Eurobeat’s performances parody to the quirky
and outrageous standards of Eurovision
as seen in this mock German performance.
The show lasts anywhere between 30-90 minutes, depending on the number of countries participating and contains all original music, which means no two shows are ever alike. It is already a hit in London where it received numerous accolades.
For information on having Eurobeat as part of your event entertainment program visit the Glynn Nicholas Group website.