DJ Bobo Eurovision 2007

Happy Halloween, y’all! Around the world people’s thoughts are turning to goblins and ghouls. Naturally the Eurovision fan’s thoughts are turning to Switzerland’s DJ Bobo.

Switzerland’s Eurovision 2007 contestant entered the contest as a bookies’ favourite. Five of his albums had already topped the Swiss music charts in the preceding decade, and he was enjoying a resurgence after releasing his Greatest Hits album.

If the freaks come out at night, then the first Eurovision 2007 semifinal must have been staged really late. Bobo and his motley crew of backing vocalists and dancers channeled Count Dracula’s latest victims….albeit ones that had joined a camp dance troupe on Halloween. “Vampires are alive/ The legends have to survive/ We’ll never come undone/ And we will be forever young” they said.

They wouldn’t, however, be kings of Eurovision. Switzerland finished 20th out of 28 countries in the semifinal.

The act at Eurovision:

The official video:

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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Adam
Adam
7 years ago

This is still one of my all time favorite songs out of Eurovision. Another song that I loved and yet ALL of you hated was Waldo’s People – Lose Control (Finland 2009). The studio version sounded great but I have to admit, on stage, it sounded awful. I could also add Zoli Adok – Dance With Me (Hungary 2009) was really was a good song, but he made the mistake of doing too much dancing and acrobatics on stage while trying to sing. He sounded bad and out of breath thus he also got low ratings.

Ian Davis
Ian Davis
7 years ago

This could have done well if the singing was better and the dancing was less cheesy. I also think people were a bit fatigued from the whole monster thing that year after Lordi winning in 2006.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Weak vocals and messy staging killed this one, more so the former. This sounded amazing in studio, in part because of strong backup vocals. They made a big mistake by only having 3 vocalists on stage. It was essentially the same problem as Hungary’s What About My Dreams (and Latvia’s Angel in Disguise) from 2011, except the vocal quality was significantly better in Hungary’s case. Hungary even had 6 vocalists, but the vocals were still not powerful enough to mimic the studio version effectively. Anyone who likes this song should also check out DJ Bobo’s Because of You, which I… Read more »

Angus Quinn
Angus Quinn
7 years ago

Another reason to despair at the 2007 Contest…this didn’t make the final 🙁