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Coronavirus: Ex-Ashville College pupil staging 'Isolation Song Contest'

Coronavirus: Ex-Ashville College pupil staging 'Isolation Song Contest'

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 2nd May 2020.

A former pupil of Ashville College in Harrogate has organised an 'Isolation Song Contest' tonight.

  • An 'Isolation Song Contest' has been organised by an ex-Ashville College pupil.  
  • It's after the Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled because of the virus.
  • The show will be held online tonight at 8pm.  

It's to fill the gap left by the cancellation of Eurovision.

Tom Taylor is behind the contest, which is being staged online tonight at 8pm.  

14 people from the world of entertainment have been assigned a country, and given a week to compose an original Eurovision-style entry and music video.

An online vote will be held, just as in the real contest.  

Money raised will go three charities - The Trussell Trust, Crisis and Refuge. 

Tom, who still lives in Harrogate, said:

"I only came up the idea for The Isolation Song Contest a month ago and have been working around the clock to get it off the ground and to where it is now.

"On the night I'll be launching the contest and then handing over to 'special guests' who will introduce each act ahead of their isolation performance. All the songs are original compositions, and I must say on the whole they are very good.

"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. These are three charities that are doing amazing work supporting vulnerable people through these difficult times. I've set a target of £5,000, but hope to do significantly better."

You can find out more, including how to donate to the charities and a link to watch the show here.  

You can watch the trailer here.