Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Video: Make Your Mind Up (And Vote!)
In the same week that Bucks Fizz made it to Number 1 in 1981 with their Eurovision-winning hit ‘Making Your Mind Up’, Total Politics has revived the classic … with a unique twist.
Teaming up with a host of celebrity political friends, Total Politics is using the magic of Bucks Fizz to encourage people to ‘make their mind up’ and vote on 6 May.
The video features famous political figures including Alastair Campbell, Ann Widdecombe, Nigel Farage, Chris Mullin, Lynne Featherstone, cross-party band MP4 and Anne Diamond pulling some pretty decent dance moves, all in the cause of encouraging the public to cast their vote.
Three of the four original members of Bucks Fizz also make a guest appearance ... along with a mystery new fourth member (blink and you will miss him!).
We hope this will become a real viral hit. If you have a blog, do embed it and spread the message about the importance of using your democratic right to vote.
If you are a broadcaster, high quality .mov videos suitable for broadcast are also available on request.
The video features the following political figures:
Alastair Campbell, Nadine Dorries, Phil Willis, Nigel Farage, Peter Tatchell, Ann Widdecombe, Andrew Hawkins, Angus MacNeil, Chris Mullin, Cross party band MP4 (Greg Knight, Pete Wishart, Ian Cawsey, Kevin Brennan), Lynne Featherstone, The Original Bucks Fizz (Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan, Jay Aston), Anne Diamond, Iain Dale and a group of bloggers, who included Jessica Asato, Alex Smith, Guido Fawkes, Tory Bear, Shane Greer, Mark Pack, Tory Rascal, Anthony Painter, Phil Hendren (Dizzy Thinks), Emily Nomates (Lazy Hyena), Mark Thompson (Mark Reckons) and Helen Duffett (Lib Dem Voice).
Congratulations to my colleague Amber Elliott and filmmaker Simon Eves from Plastik Digital for doing such a fabulous job so quickly!