Gabz vs Gary – BGT Finalist takes on X Factor judge in World Cup single play off – June 8th
15 year old Britain’s Got Talent finalist Gabz is aiming to be the first ever female solo artist to have an England World Cup Song chart hit, with Holiday to Brazil. The song faces stiff competition from Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker’s official World Cup song ‘Greatest Day’. Garnering commendation from England Footballer, Frank Lampard; Holiday to Brazil taps into the shared English attitude of dreams of success versus our expectation of failure. In the contest between the two songs to mention the word ‘England’ the overall result was a resounding ‘Holiday in Brazil’ 16 – 0 ‘Greatest Day’.
This upbeat charity single hopes to provide England fans with a delightful beat to accompany the teams trip to Brazil this summer and at the same time raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.
Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. “We are extremely grateful to Gabz for choosing to support Make-A-Wish,” said Amanda Williams, Director of Fundraising at Make-A-Wish. “Proceeds from the song will help us grant more magical wishes to brave and deserving young people. In 2014 we hope to grant 900 wishes, so her support is invaluable.”
After experiencing great success on the show Britains Got Talent, surprising the judges with her onesie rendition of her own song, Gabz has gained a huge following that have helped take her debut single ‘Lighters(The One)’ to number 6 in the UK chart last summer. Her fans also got #HolidayinBrazil trending on Twitter all over the UK recently after she launched a competition to appear in the video.
The word is spreading and belief is growing – ‘Holiday in Brazil’ could be the song the nation takes to their hearts. New and original, the lyrics are realistic in their expectations of our national side and even include a cheeky nod to the official song – “You never know in football, could be our Greatest Day, And even if we don’t win we’ll have had a Holiday”.
Gabz vs Gary kicks off on 8th June!
Do make sure to let us know who you will be voting for in this battle of the anthems this year in the comments.