Enter Kveller's Passover Parody Contest! – Kveller
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Enter Kveller’s Passover Parody Contest!

The winning lyrics will be performed by a Broadway star!

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Last year we launched our first-ever Passover parody contest. We asked you, our dear readers, to submit parodies to the lyrics of your favorite popular songs with a Passover flair, and boy did you deliver.

We got over 100 song submissions, from Dolly Parton to heavy metal numbers. But there could only be one winner, and yes, it was a Taylor Swift parody. The lovely Eliana Light recorded this Passover-ified acoustic version of “Anti-Hero” titled “Evil Pharoah” written by contest winner Adam Singer. It is truly so charming and we still find ourselves singing it around the house all of the time!

And so, we’ve decided to reopen the parody contest this year with a bit of a twist. While the Kveller staff will choose the finalists, you, dear Kveller readers, will get to vote for the winning parody. Yes, that’s right: YOU have all the power! Just like Moses parting the Red Sea.

And if that’s not exciting enough, we’ve also lined up an incredible singer and Broadway star to perform this year’s parody. We are going to leave their identity a surprise for now, but let’s just say, they can sing a mean “Dayenu.”

Rhyme lovers and Passover fans, don’t waste your time! Open that Google doc, or you know, that good old-fashioned notepad, and get cracking on those parodies.

Just choose your favorite bop — perhaps a number from nice Jewish boy Mark Ronson’s award-winning “Barbie” soundtrack, or a Troye Sivan jam (“Oh, the seder started! And we don’t think we can stop it!”), or even a Barbra Streisand classic (“Elijah, can you hear me??”). Any song of any genre is fair game, just change up its lyrics to be about Passover (pro-tip: more words rhyme with seder than you might think).

Once you’ve perfected the lyrics, send them in their full Jewish glory — as a Word doc, PDF, or just in the body of an e-mail — to contest@kveller.com. The deadline to submit is April 8, and voting will open later that week, with the parody premiering in time for the Passover seder.

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