The Brit awards are almost upon us and there’s some local interest with Belsize Park’s and Coldplay’s Chris Martin nominated for best British group and album. I’ll have to see if they’d be up for being the house band at the next #whampgather. Only if they win, obviously.
Now, I know for an actual fact that some of you are singers. But maybe there are more west hampstead folk with a secret penchant for tinkling the vocal ivories. Or maybe you’re a “singing in the shower” kinda guy or gal. Either way, why not tune your tonsils and see if you can win a “Priceless duet” with triple BRITs 2012 award nominee Jessie J as part of MasterCard’s “Something for the Fans” competition.
The lucky winner will win the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on stage with the Jessie J. The Priceless Duets competition launched back in January, and MasterCard has already given three music fans the chance to perform with Emeli Sandé, JLS and Labrinth in a MasterCard Priceless TV advert to premiere on ITV1 on 21st February, the night of The BRIT Awards 2012.
Time is running out! The deadline is March 1st, and you need to register your interest at www.somethingforthefans.co.uk. A shortlist of entrants will then be invited to provide an audition video of themselves performing a song by Jessie J, which will then be judged by a panel, including Jessie and her management.
You have to admit, it’s a pretty priceless opportunity – but then we’re all familiar with MasterCard’s “some things are priceless, for everything else there’s MasterCard” slogan these days. Priceless London is the company’s venture into combining the two and you can sign up for all sorts of offers on the website such as dinner at the Savoy, or discounts at museum exhibitions. Whatever takes your fancy. Sadly, the chance to win a duet with Blondie doesn’t seem to be on the website yet – one for next year MasterCard?