Eurovision royalty Bucks Fizz fronts hilarious Tesco cheese ad

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In an homage to the Eurovision Song Contest, Tesco has launched an online singing contest on TikTok to celebrate the nation’s love of cheese.

The social campaign devised by BBH London will involve participants singing the iconic Eurovision song: “Making Your Mind Up”, with a cheesy twist.

Cheese on ‘cheesiest night of the year’

The idea is to celebrate the nation’s love of cheese on the cheesiest night of the year by inviting people to sing along on TikTok Duets with The Fizz – the group spun off from Bucks Fizz, which won Eurovision in 1981, featuring Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston.

Participants who sing alongside The Fizz, will be given the opportunity to finish the lyrics themselves or sing the original lyrics by referencing their favourite cheese.

The cheesiest lyrics will win cheesy prizes. The top winners will receive a giant cheese wheel containing a selection of Tesco Finest European cheeses: Burrata, Cheddar, Manchego, Gryuere, Comte, Caramelised Onion Vegan cheese and Feta.

Entrants will be judged on the night of the Eurovision Song Contest, Saturday, 13 May, by Dr Eurovision – aka Dr Paul Jordon, Eurovision expert and Eurovision Song Contest media commentator.

The campaign launched 9 May and will run for five days, supported by influencer engagement to drive awareness.

Influencers including Jedward, Michael Rice – who represented the UK in Eurovision 2019 – and TV personality, actress and singer Samira Mighty, will be joining in the fun.

Alessandra Bellini, Chief Customer Officer at Tesco, said: “We wish Customers can join in all the excitement around Eurovision with a simple idea; exchange cheese in your weekly shop for cheesy music.

“It’s all about content that’s helpful, rewarding, fun and engaging – qualities true to our brand and totally native to TikTok.”

Felipe Guimaraes, Deputy Executive Creative Director & Partner at BBH, said: “This is the cheesiest piece of work I have made and probably ever will, you can Comté on that.”

Interest in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest – being hosted in Liverpool on behalf of last year’s winner, Ukraine – is expected to be the highest in years.

In 2022, 8.9 million viewers tuned into the BBC to watch the final.