Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Putting on a Show; Sunshine Coast Performer Kirby Lunn Teams Up with Idol Rhonda Burchmore for Eurobeat {Ndash} a Musical Satire with a Surprise Ending in the Hands of the Audience

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Putting on a Show; Sunshine Coast Performer Kirby Lunn Teams Up with Idol Rhonda Burchmore for Eurobeat {Ndash} a Musical Satire with a Surprise Ending in the Hands of the Audience

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GROWING up on the Sunshine Coast, Kirby Lunn was always a huge fan of a tall redhead with the hottest legs in the business.

That leggy redhead was Rhonda Burchmore and if there was a face that launched a thousand ships, Rhonda's incredible legs have launched a thousand shows.

Now Kirby will star in one of them.

On November 25, Eurobeat comes to Brisbane, starring Burchmore and our very own Kirby, who said she was delighted to be treading the boards with her idol.

"It's amazing," she said.

"My family, everyone is very excited that I will be working with her."

Eurobeat - almost Eurovision takes a satirical look at the worldwide Eurovision phenomenon. It pitches 10 countries head to head, battling it out through song and dance to win the coveted Eurobeat Award, as voted live by the audience.

"It's so much fun," Kirby said.

"There is so much theatre coming around that is so serious, but everyone will leave Eurobeat having just laughed the whole way through."

In a unique twist of protocol, audiences are encouraged to bring their mobile phones to the theatre where they can vote for their favourite performance.

Every night has a winner and the results are in the hands of the audience.

"You can leave all your troubles at the door, especially with the financial crisis, and you can go and have a great night," Kirby said.

"If you enjoy Eurovision, you should definitely come along and you are encouraged to use your mobile phone to vote. There is a different ending every night."

In 2003, songwriter and British passport-holder Craig Christie was denied the chance to write an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest because he lived in Australia. …

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