Salvos pitch in for Swiss
will put its faith in the Salvation Army to win the Eurovision Song Contest when it is staged in Malmo, Sweden. The act features one of the group’s Swiss chapters, whose bass player is 94 years old. Eurovision is a kitschy fixture on the European cultural calendar watched by more than 100 million people across the world. Viewers and juries pick the winner from an eclectic mix of bubblegum pop and rock acts representing each European country. Political songs are forbidden. Switzerland hasn’t won the contest since Canadian singer Celine Dion represented the country in 1988.