CYPRUS – RIK has been receiving threats over the phone for the last few hours. Unknown people threaten to set fire and burn the building of the State Channel, thus mobilizing the Police.
The motivation of the unknown seems to be the choice of the song which will represent Cyprus in this year’s Eurovision. What bothers them seems to be the title of the song “EL DIABLO” which means devil.
In fact, a page has been created on social media that collects signatures so that this song does not represent us in the international music competition this year.
PETITION ALSO LAUNCHED
Yesterday, a petition was launched for CyBC to withdraw the song from the contest. At the time of writing it has 2,400 signatures.
Dear fellow citizens, the participation of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “EL DIABLO” is scandalous for us Christians. Join us in protest.
The broadcaster has released a statement defending Elena’s song and explaining the message of the song:
It is the eternal struggle between evil and good. Through this troubled relationship with Stockholm syndromes and despite the paranoia he experiences, in the end, the truth always shines, where she seeks help to get out and shake the bonds on a path to freedom. Especially nowadays, we hope that the song and its correct interpretation will be an inspiration not only for women but for anyone who experiences similar situations.