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:
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)