RESIDENTS of a Dunbar care home have been celebrating Eurovision with a Boom Bang-a-Bang!

The international singing competition takesplace in Liverpool tonight with millions of people from across the continent expected to tune in.

In the lead up to the event, residents at Lammermuir House Care Home were showing they had ‘The Voice’ and were bringing the house down with their own take on some of the contest’s most famous performances.

Residents and carers took inspiration from ABBA, Bucks Fizz and Brotherhood of Man while those who were a little bit shy were on hand to represent the judges from different countries and score the acts.

Peggy Batchelor, 94, who is a resident at the East Links Road home, has her own connection with the event.

She said: “I was lucky enough to be in the audience at the 1972 Eurovision Contest in Edinburgh as a family member was in a local band and was given tickets.

“We got all dressed up and my husband wore a tuxedo.

“It was such a memorable night; The New Seekers came second place.”

As well as some spectacular shows, residents enjoyed a culinary trip around some of the participating countries and spent time reminiscing about past Eurovisions, dating back to the inaugural event in 1956, won by Switzerland.

Steve Gardner, who heads up the Magic Moments activities programme at Four Seasons Health Care Group, was confident the event had been ‘My Number One’.

He said: “Our residents and team members have really embraced everything Eurovision and have been putting on some amazing performances of their own.

“We’ve also enjoyed sharing our memories of some of the most famous Eurovision entries over the years which has got us all singing along.

“Douze points all round!”