Salvos pitch in for Swiss

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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.

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