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Josh Dubovie does panto for Christmas

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The UK entry from Oslo in 2010, Josh Dubovie, may not have experienced a huge success at the Eurovision Song Contest, nor go on to set the music charts on fire, but he has steadily been seen performing around the country. This year he is seen in the Christmas pantomime Cinderella in Chatham.

The pantomime or panto is a very popular British Christmas tradition, and has nothing to do with the classical art of mime. Instead it is a musical comedy genre, usually based on historical characters or fairytales. They are family shows and involve theatre, song and dance with slapstick comedy and cross-dressing and even mild innuendo and double entendres. There is always a lot of audience participation at pantos.

It has also become tradition to have a celebrity lead characters, and Josh will play Prince Charming in Cinderella in a Chatham theatre. Pantos are often derided by many as not very serious entertainment and places for ex-Big Brother contestants and fading stars to perform, but they are still very popular with the UK audiences.

Josh Dubovie is currently the last UK Eurovision entry, who was chosen by a public vote in the casting show Eurovision: Your country needs you. The song That sounds good to me was chosen internally by the BBC and was written by veteran songwriter Pete Waterman. It ended up in the 25th position with just 10 votes in Oslo.

His album from 2011 Carpe diem is available on iTunes.

Watch Josh perform his Eurovision Song Contest entry with a live band in Stockholm in 2011.

Source: Josh Dubovie Facebook

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