In each of the participating cities, we will gather hundreds or even thousands of people who will learn a simple dance which will be filmed during one afternoon and broadcast during the Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Through a special Facebook page we will give you the information you need to be able to join and connect with other participants. We are planning to pull off the largest 'flash mob' event in Europe with tens of thousands of people participating.
Flash mobs already took place in Reykjavik and Barcelona!
Peter Svaar, Head of Press for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of host broadcaster NRK, said: "We want to share the Eurovision Song Contest, rather than just broadcast it. With 18,000 people live on location in Oslo dancing, plus video footage of large flash mob groups from ten major cities, the song, the movements, the arena, and all the cities will share a common musical experience together."
What is a flash mob?
A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief time, then quickly disperse. The term flash mob is generally applied only to gatherings organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
When and how?
Through this Facebook group you will get updated information about the local flash mob project in your city, you can also study the below instruction videos and see pictures from different cities as we start filming. Stay tuned for new announcements! As soon as we know about a flash mob in your city, we'll update you on Facebook and through the MyEurovision mailings (subscribe in the toolbar below).
Who can join?
You! This year you're not only going to watch the show together with 125 million viewers - you will be a part of it. The famous Norwegian group MADCON performs the song Glow, written especially for this occasion.
Keep an eye on further announcements here on Eurovision.tv, on Facebook, Twitter and other places on the web! The buzz has started, and this is just the beginning..!