New Straits Times

Cyprus urged to drop ‘devil’ Eurovision song


NICOSIA: Cyprus was under pressure on Friday to withdraw its Eurovision Song Contest entry, after an anonymous caller threatened to “burn down” national broadcaste­r CyBC. The song, El Diablo, (Spanish for “the devil”), performed by Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou, has faced criticism over its title and English lyrics since its release on Wednesday. On Friday, state broadcaste­r CyBC alerted the police after someone called threatenin­g to “burn the building down” in protest over the song, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

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