Taking their cue from Gal Gadot’s celebrity version of Imagine, the local glitterati are coming out in force to boost public spirits in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Famous Against Covid-19 Killer (FACK) are to record an uplifting version of The Police classic Don’t Stand So Close To Me, the song which is coming to define our troubled times.
“It’ll be just like the Hollywood people, only better,” said a FACK spokesperson. “We’ll be doing it one line at a time to do our bit to highlight social distancing and banish Covid-19.”
The line-up for the video, which is due to be premiered this weekend on Twitter and Instagram, is a closely guarded secret.
However, DTTN sources indicate that participants will include the boys U-12 hurling team, the woman who appeared on Winning Streak but didn’t spin the wheel, the man who writes those local history books that no one reads, the woman who was nearly in the 2004 Rose of Tralee, the man who burps the national anthem, and the woman who appeared on Winning Streak and did spin the wheel.
Meanwhile, rumours are circulating that the government is planning to release their own take on a Police classic, with The Taoiseach and Minister for Health dueting on a version of Every Breath You Take as social restrictions intensify.