“Don’t think for a second you won’t join in – no matter hard you resist. You will, oh yes, you will… a delight to see all the outrageousness skewered so mercilessly and with such skill.
Jaw-dropping stage design…a thrill ride of all-consuming silliness.
Choreography is vibrant and tight as a drum, while song numbers keep the wit coming and the toes tapping.
Don’t expect to stay quiet for this one…dazzle you with this clever, naughty and delightfully cheesy night out. A breathless and infectious homage to Eurovision. Must not be missed, see a cult hit in the making – you certainly won’t be disappointed.”
ARTS HUB April 2016
“Achingly funny ….as noisy as a pop concert mashed with an AFL game, but with more sequins. The more over-the-top it got, the funnier it became…songs may be parodies with mischievous lyrics but are hilariously memorable… a license for rampant partisanship, bribery and enthusiastic participation.”
HERALD SUN – April 2016
Why is this parody of a parody so ridiculously enjoyable? …makes fun out of Eurovision rather than fun of it…all bets are off here…songs go far beyond the initial joke… eye popping designs…choreography by Jason Coleman and Yvette Lee…certainly tooled for commercial success…best of all Song Contest takes full advantage of the live experience…it’s certainly rowdy…audience gets to vote and the outcome changes from night to night
THE AUSTRALIAN – April 2016
“phenomenal performances with sexy choreography and powerhouse vocals… blew us away…trust us when we say it will be one of the best night’s out you’ll ever have….so much better than the real thing.”
VULTURE MAGAZINE – April 2016
“The energy at The Alex Theatre to open Song Contest is unlike any I have ever felt before at a new musical…costumes have more sequins, glitter and fabulous flair than Mardi Gras…a smorgasbord of European inspired pop hits…utterly hilarious… this is a laugh out loud musical gem”
THEATRE PEOPLE – April 2016
“Song Contest was very loud and lots of fun. It’s hard to take off something as over the top as Eurovision, but they succeeded and the audience loved it. The singers were all excellent and better than many Eurovision competitors I have seen…this is a great night out.”
STAGE WHISPERS – April 2016
“Delightful..Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience is an often hilarious and decidedly agreeable new show…outrageous costumes, wind-blown hair, slick choreography … wild and deliciously wicked ….original songs are fantastic, fun, fanciful and frivolous. Let’s be candid … there’s a lot of love in the room and laughter is the stock in trade. Bev Killick, assumes the persona of Bettina Bitjakokov with confidence and aplomb…one-liners fly thick and fast … and I, for one, wouldn’t have it any other way.
There is no reason to believe that Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience – like the real thing – won’t develop a cult following to perhaps (or perhaps not) even rival The Rocky Horror Show!”
ALEX FIRTH – THE BLURB – April 2016