The person who can turn the country’s favourite desert into a musical sensation could win $5000.
With New Zealand Music Month this May radio station Classic Hits is looking for anyone who can create the best ‘Pavlova Song’ and lock the recipe into Kiwi’s minds forever.
Jordan Luck – photo by Steve Dykes.
Classic Hits host Justin Brown says the best way to celebrate NZ Music Month is to find an iconic Kiwi artist to put the pavlova recipe into a song.
“I’m a hopeless cook - but I reckon if the pavlova recipe was in a pop song, I’d have good reason to remember it.
“How surreal would it be standing in the kitchen and singing a recipe.
“We’ve got to make this song before the Australians steal the idea, just like they did with our favourite dish.”
New Zealand band The Exponents’ singer Jordan Luck has made his own rendition of the Pavlova Song to give the public some ideas.
“Have fun and let the Pav Songs whisk on."
Justin says it doesn’t have to be the most polished studio recording – the only thing it has to include is the word pavlova and the ingredients:
4 egg whites
1 ½ cups sugar, castor (fine ground)
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cornstarch
The competition is open to anyone and entries will close on Friday, May 18.
Classic Hits will pick their favourites, play them on air and the public will vote between Monday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 30.
The $5000 cash winner will be announced at 8am on Thursday, May 31.
For more information visit http://www.classichits.co.nz/bayofplenty/win/Pavlova-Song
To hear Jordan Luck’s version visit
Or listen to the first entry from overseas, sent by Warren from Mississippi here: