West End Eurovision

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West End is an annual event held in London between top West End shows, loosely based on the Eurovision Song Contest. It is generally held at the Piccadilly theatre and the host show does not compete but rather is the opening act before the main event. This event is done for the charity theatremad and the format is divided between three competitions, one for the best performance, one for best creativity and another for the best video ident.
Each year a number of celebrity judges pick the winner of the Best Creative Award, while the Best Video Ident Award is chosen over social media.
The Best Performance Award is the biggest of the three and is awarded to the performance that gets the highest number of points combined from three categories: the best video ident points, phone votes from the audience (which are doubled) and points from the show representatives from each competing show.

2008[edit]

  • Debuting Shows:

Avenue Q Buddy The Lion King Phantom of the Opera Mamma Mia! Grease Wicked

Draw Show Song Country Year Place Points
 ?? Wicked Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit  United Kingdom 1996 1st ??
 ?? Grease Making Your Mind Up  United Kingdom 1981 ??
 ?? Avenue Q  ??  ??  ??  ??
 ?? Buddy  ??  ??  ??  ??
 ?? The Lion King  ??  ??  ??  ??
 ?? Phantom of the Opera  ??  ??  ??  ??
 ?? Mamma Mia!  ??  ??  ??  ??
 ??  ?? Ding-A-Dong  Netherlands 1975  ??
 ??  ?? Waterloo  Sweden 1974  ??
 ??  ?? Save Your Kisses For Me  United Kingdom 1976  ??

2009[edit]

Draw Show Song Country Year Place Points
01 Phantom of the Opera Take Me To Your Heaven  Sweden 1999 8th  ??
02 Mamma Mia Las Vegas  Sweden 2005 1st  ??
03 Lion King Wild Dances  Ukraine 2004 5th  ??
04 We Will Rock You Love Shine A Light  United Kingdom 1997 3rd  ??
05 Billy Elliot I'm Never Giving Up  United Kingdom 1983 2nd  ??
06 Wicked Touch My Fire  United Kingdom 2005 4th  ??
07 Dirty Dancing Nel blu dipinto di blu  Italy 1958 7th  ??
08 La Cage aux Folles Diva  Israel 1998 6th  ??

2010[edit]

This year's contest was judged by Toby Anstis, Sally Ann Triplet and Graham Norton

Draw Show Song Country Year Place Points
 ?? Dirty Dancing Shake It  Greece 2004 1st  ??
 ?? Les Misérables Puppet on a String  United Kingdom 1967  ??  ??
 ?? Avenue Q Better the Devil You Know  United Kingdom 1993  ??  ??
 ?? Phantom of the Opera La Voix  Sweden 2009  ??  ??
 ?? Love Never Dies Just Get Out of My Life  Montenegro 2009  ??  ??
 ?? Legally Blonde Flying The Flag (For You)  United Kingdom 2007 ??  ??
 ?? We Will Rock You The Balkan Girls  Romania 2009  ??  ??
 ?? Jermyn Street Theatre My Number One  Greece 2005  ??  ??
 ?? Dreamboats and Petticoats Miss Kiss Kiss Bang  Germany 2009  ??  ??
 ?? Mamma Mia Song#1  Russia 2007  ??  ??
 ?? Billy Elliott Let It Swing  Norway 1985  ??  ??

2011[edit]

West End Eurovision 2011
Dates
Host
Venue Piccadilly Theatre
London, United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Gaby Roslin
Opening act The Cast of Grease
Interval act The Original Bucks Fizz
Participants
Number of entries 11
Debuting countries Wizard of Oz
39 Steps
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Returning countries Wicked
Withdrawing countries Dreamboats and Petticoats
Jermyn Street Theatre
Mamma Mia!
Vote
Winning song Legally Blonde
  • West End Eurovision

This year, the contests pannelists were Legally Blonde leading lady Sheridan Smith, BBC Eurovision commentator Graham Norton and unsuccessful 2010 Irish Eurovision contestant Justin Lee Collins

Draw Show Song Country Year Place Points
 ?? Wizard of Oz Je ne sais quoi  Iceland 2010  ??  ??
 ?? Les Misérables Shady Lady  Ukraine 2008  ??  ??
 ?? Phantom of the Opera Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley  Sweden 1984  ??  ??
 ?? We Will Rock You In My Dreams  Norway 2005  ??  ??
 ?? Billy Elliot Teenage Life  United Kingdom 2006  ??  ??
 ?? Priscilla Queen of the Desert This Is My Life  Iceland 2008  ??  ??
 ?? Wicked Aven Romale  Czech Republic 2009  ??  ??
 ?? Legally Blonde Dancing Lasha Tumbai  Ukraine 2007 1st  ??
 ?? Love Never Dies It's All About You  Albania 2010  ??  ??
 ?? Dirty Dancing Fångad av en stormvind  Sweden 1991  ??  ??
 ?? 39 Steps Pump-Pump  Finland 1976 2nd  ??

2012[edit]

West End Eurovision 2012
Dates
Host
Venue Dominion Theatre
London, United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Gaby Roslin
John Patridge
Opening act The Cast of We Will Rock You
Interval act Javine Hylton
Kerry Ellis
Participants
Number of entries 10
Vote
Winning song Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • West End Eurovision

The celebrity judges this year were Kerry Ellis, Tony Blackburn and Stephanie Powers
Points are shown as follows: (Video ident points, Show judges points, Phone votes from the audience) = TOTAL

Draw Show Song Country Year Place Points
1 Mamma Mia! Bonjour, Bonjour   Switzerland 1969 10th (0,8,0) = 8
2 Shrek The Musical Fly on the Wings of Love  Denmark 2000 9th (2,13,0) = 15
3 Sweeney Todd One Step Out of Time  United Kingdom 1992 1st (4,92,24) = 120
4 Wizard of Oz Boom Boom  Armenia 2011 5th (0,54,4) = 58
5 The 39 Steps Boom Boom Boomerang  Austria 1977 8th (1,15,2) = 18
6 Rock of Ages Wolves of the Sea  Latvia 2008 7th (6,28,12) = 46
7 Phantom of the Opera Fairytale  Norway 2009 5th (10,32,16) = 58
8 Billy Elliot Shir Habatlanim  Israel 1987 2nd (0,88,9) = 88
9 Les Misérables Ne partez pas sans moi   Switzerland 1988 3rd (12,48,20) = 80
10 Wicked Poupée de cire, poupée de son  Luxembourg 1965 4th (8,52,8) = 68
Category Show Titel
Best Performance Sweeney Todd "One Step Out of Time"
Best Creative Award Sweeney Todd "One Step Out of Time"
Best Ident Les Misérables "A.R.S.E.D - Actors Rags to Sequins Eurovision Dream"