March 28, 2007

A cunning plan

Switzerland: The Swiss are really, really desperate to win the Eurovision Song Contest. So desperate that Christian groups have put together a campaign to have the Swiss entry banned—after all, that worked nicely for Finland last year.

The FDU petition accuses DJ Bobo — real name René Baumann — of trivialising hell and Satan and says his occult lyrics are beyond the pale. The offending lyrics include lines such as Free your spirit after midnight, sell your soul and From heaven to hell, enjoy the ride.

The song is bad from our point of view, Thomas Feuz, head of the FDU's petition committee, told swissinfo. We have nothing against DJ Bobo but the song has a destructive meaning and we want it stopped.

The petition also states that the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in May in the Finnish capital Helsinki, has increasingly become a platform for the occult and Satanists.

It makes reference to last year's surprise winners Lordi who wooed fans with their monster rock and also faced accusations of being a satanic group – something they denied.

Unlike Hard Rock Hallelujah, which was quite good, DJ Bobo's effort sounds like what you'd get if Evanescence decided to ditch soft rock for gay disco.

Christians attack satanic Eurovision songSwissinfo, 27th March 2007. See also Lordi! Lordi! Lordi!Pagan Prattle, 21st May 2006.

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