What: A record-breaking rendition of Waterloo

Where: Leicester Square, outside The Casino at The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA

When: Thursday 14th May 2009 at 6.30pm

Calling all Eurovision enthusiasts, karaoke Kings and Queens, and ABBA admirers. Dust off your flares, limber up those vocal cords and get ready to sing your way into the record books with the greatest celebration of Eurovision that London has ever seen!

To really get the nation involved in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Betfair are hoping to set a new Guinness World Record for “The Largest Amount of Assembled ABBA Impersonators to Sing At One Time”.

This Eurovision extravaganza will  take place in Leicester Square, the heart of London, on Thursday 14th May 2009 and we want YOU to be a part of the challenge. No matter which country you’ll be backing in the final, everyone’s invited to join in this special event.

The Guinness World record attempt kicks-off at 6.30pm with a rendition of Waterloo, the iconic Eurovision-winning hit that shot ABBA to fame in 1974. To create this record at least 50 sets of ABBA impersonators need to come down and sing their way through this classic song.

To be  recognized by the official Guinness World Record adjudicators all participants are required to dress as their chosen ABBA member of choice – so get ready to GIMME GIMME GIMME a worthy rendition of this Eurovision-winning  hit!

This year’s Eurovision final in Moscow on Saturday 16th May really has everyone talking. The UK’s entry “It’s my time” which will be performed by Jade Ewen was penned by musical genius Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Graham Norton is stepping into the role of commentator, taking over from Terry Wogan to talk the UK’s television audience through each performance and the infamous result process.

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