Well, here’s the finished thing, performed by assorted contributors including a Zulu choir, the TV Cream Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and a Boorish Group of Football Supporters.
It contains most of the suggestions left by TVC readers, the one missing ingredient being a bit that slows down then speeds up again. Which was too difficult. But it does feature:
– Tribal chanting
– Tribal drums
– A football crowd cheering
– A referee blowing a whistle
– Clippage of commentators roaring
– A bubbly bassline like the one off Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
– A tin whistle like the one off You Can Call Me Al
– A bit for viewers to sing along with at home
– And a bit for viewers to clap along with at home
…which hopefully will suffice.
Imagine then, if you will, a BBC continuity announcer stepping up to the microphone and saying:
“So now on BBC1, live and uninterrupted, we join Gary Lineker in South Africa for the opening match of World Cup 2010!”
And cue this:
You can, should you wish, download it here.