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Pinchbeck's 'Pavanotti' performs good luck medley ahead of England's Euro 2020 final against Italy




With England set to face Italy in Sunday's Euro 2020 final, there was only one man we could turn to ahead of the big game.

Jeff Woods, aka PavaNotti, donned his tenor outfit and belted out a rousing medley of tunes to wish Gareth Southgate's men good luck.

Mr Woods, who lives in Pinchbeck, remembers watching the World Cup Final in 1966 - the last time the men's team made it to a major tournament final - at his home in Salford when he was a 12-year-old boy.

Pavanotti performs a good luck medley ahead of the Euro 2020 final (49045308)
Pavanotti performs a good luck medley ahead of the Euro 2020 final (49045308)

Now he's helping to get us all in the mood for the Italy clash - with a blast of Nessun Dorma, Sweet Caroline and Three Lions.

Nessun Dorma earned mainstream acclaim in the UK when Luciano Pavarotti's recording was used as the BBC's theme song for the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

It was also performed by Andrea Bocelli at the opening ceremony for Euro 2020 in Rome.

It's a song that's very familiar to Mr Woods, who once worked as a Pavarotti-gram and sang it 22 times in a day for Children in Need.

It also featured - twice - on his challenge to sing 100 songs for a Captain Tom Moore challenge.

He said: "It's wonderful. I love it. I can't finish a concert without doing Nessun Dorma."

Neil Diamond's classic Sweet Caroline and the Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds 1996 anthem Three Lions have become the singalong tunes from the stands as England have progressed through the tournament.

So, while we might've been nearer Wimberley Way than Wembley Way, this little video should hopefully get you in the mood for the big game.



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