News: Marcus Brigstocke and Rachel Parris announced as commentators for Olivier Award-winning The Showstoppers’ 2nd annual Alternative Eurovision Song Contest

Following the success of last year’s glitterfest, Olivier Award-winning improvisers The Showstoppers are presenting the ‘Alternative Eurovision Song Contest’ for a second year on Saturday 15 May.

Comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Rachel Parris are now lined-up to provide pithy commentary. He said “This is it! This is our time. This will make music history. In a good way.” 

They are joined by an all-star cast of celebrities including actor Les Dennis, comedian Russell Kane, comedian London Hughes and cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat as judges and Grace Mouat (‘& Juliet, ‘Six’), singer Jordan Gray and improv legend Mike McShane as guest performers.

Featuring brand new songs parodying all your favourite Eurovision genres, expert commentary and interactive voting, The Showstoppers invite you to join them as they recreate the extraordinary production values, high camp and musical merriment of the world famous competition. 

So don your sparkliest outfits, your brightest make up and get ready for the biggest Europop party of the year!

A lockdown highlight that brought joy and hilarity to the UK’s living rooms, the 2020 event raised over £7,000 for The Care Workers’ Charity. This year’s show is also in aid of that charity. Songs will be written and recorded by The Showstoppers and the guest stars in collaboration with the company’s musical directors – Duncan Walsh Atkins, Christopher Ash and Jordan Clarke. Showstopper hosts Pippa Evans and Andrew Pugsley will live present this livestreamed event on the 15th May.

To vote, viewers will need to make a donation via The Showstopper  PayPal on the night, with profits going to The Care Workers’ Charity. 

The Showstoppers’ 2nd annual Alternative Eurovision Song Contest is livestreaming on YouTube from 8pm (UK time) on 15th May 2021. Catch all the action on:https://showstopperthemusical.com/alternative-eurovision-2021/

The event will  be captioned: Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/494059658259587

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