24 hour Singstar record set by dad

18 April, 2012 - 1:26 pm by

A dad completed a 24 hour record-breaking SingStar solo record to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has since had £3000 in sponsorship.

The father saw his one year old daughter undergo open heart surgery at the hospital and wanted to show how appreciative he was for saving her life.

Julian Hill, 29, from Norwich, undertook the challenge on 13-14th April and continued for an amazing 24 hours, 21 minutes and 25 seconds – a total of 314 songs.

Hill is now the Guinness World Record holder for “longest video games marathon playing a karaoke game”.

“I really want to thank you for all the support you gave the event, up to and during the day,” Hill said. “I was overwhelmed by how the online gaming community got behind this and that’s obvious in donations.”

“The whole event was streamed live over the Internet, with nearly 2000 unique viewers watching a grand total of over 500 hours between them. I was viewed in UK, Ireland, France Germany, New Zealand, Japan, America and Australia, with the most popular moment being my final song.”

It is still possible to donate to the SingStar Endurance Challenge JustGiving Page online.