Lego Eurovision tribute includes Riverdance and is perfection (video)

20 May 2015

The Lego video pays tribute to Riverdance

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place this week and to mark the 60th anniversary of the maddest music show on the planet, Lego has released a video paying tribute to the Eurovision glory days of times past.

As well as celebrating former winners including: ABBA (won for Sweden in 1976 with Waterloo); Bucks Fizz (UK winners in 1981 with Making Your Mind Up); Brotherhood of Man (won for the UK in 1976 with Save Your Kisses for Me – and some nifty dance moves), and 2006 winners for Finland Lordi, who won the competition with the distinctly un-typical Eurovision entry Hard Rock Hallelujah, the video also pays tribute to one of the most successful acts to ever come out of the Eurovision – Riverdance.

The Irish dancing act was performed during the interval when the Eurovision was held in Ireland in 1994 (back in those heady days when we used to win the Eurovision) and went on to be made into a full-length live dance show that still tours the world today.

This year’s Irish entry is 17-year-old Molly Sterling with the song Playing with Numbers, who can hopefully add to Ireland’s (still record-breaking) tally of seven wins.

She performs in Thursday night’s semi-final, with the hope of making it through to the live final on Saturday.

And see below for the original performances of the show-stopping Eurovision moments Lego saw fit to pay tribute to…

Brigid O Gorman is a former sub-editor of Silicon Republic.