AN ENGLISH comedian has recreated the music video to Sinead O’Connor’s signature hit Nothing Compares 2 U to keep spirits up during lockdown.
Writer and performer Marcus Brigstocke is best known for his television and radio work with the BBC.
Like many, he’s been forced indoors while the peak of the current coronavirus pandemic passes.
Fortunately, he’s got his wife and fellow comedian Rachel Parris, for company.
The two have been sparring on Twitter over the past few as part of a #LockdownLipSync challenge which has seen the pair recreate a string of iconic music videos from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Much like the hit TV show Lip Sync Battle, the two comedians have challenged themselves to mime along to hit songs while recreating the look at feel of a big budget video – with amusing results.
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It’s provided some much needed entertainment on social media alongside the ongoing news cycle.
Highlights so far have included Katy Perry's Roar, Faith by George Michael and a great rendition of the Pulp classic Disco 2000.
However, this Friday, Brigstocke took the contest to new heights with an inspired rendition of O’Connor’s most iconic track.
Ever the humble performer, he's careful to apologise to both O'Connor and the late, great, Prince, who penned the song.
With slicked-back hair, what looked like make-up, along with a black polar neck against a black backdrop, he delivered a minute-and-a-half of hilarity that is sure to go down well back in Ireland.
While Brigstocke earned plenty of plaudits for his attention to detail, the only thing lacking from his effort was the signature single tear drop O’Connor emits in the classic video.
But such criticism is merely nit-picking.
The challenge now is to see if Parris can match his efforts – preferably with another Irish song if possible.
How about Bewitched’s C’est La Vie?