Cypriot broadcaster RIK CyBC respond to a petition to withdraw "El Diablo" from Eurovision

It’s only been out for two days, but Elena Tsagrinou’s “El Diablo” is already causing a storm. Cyprus’ Eurovision 2021 entry is the subject of a rapidly-growing petition from a religious group who are campaigning for the song to be axed. The religious group claims that “El Diablo” is “scandalous” and goes against Christian values.

But the country’s broadcaster is standing their ground. CyBC has released a response to said petition, and say the song will not be withdrawn from Eurovision. They defend it as a song with a message that could inspire many.

CyBC respond to “El Diablo” petition from religious group

The petition — titled “Cancellation of El Diablo song participation in Eurovision” — comes from the Association of Theologists in Cyprus.

“Dear fellow citizens”, petition creator Demetris writes. “The participation of Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song EL DIABLO is scandalous for us Christians. Join us in the voice of protest.” At the time of writing, the petition on Avaaz.org titled has more than 4,000 signatures.

But CyBC remains committed to its Eurovision project. Elena Tsagrinou will take “El Diablo” to Rotterdam as planned, as their statement published today reads:

“The song which will represent Cyprus to the 65th Eurovision Song Contest tells the tale of this girl that has found herself entangled in a relationship with someone as bad as ‘El Diablo’. It regards the eternal struggle between good and evil. Through this problematic relationship with signs of the Stockholm syndrome and despite the paranoia she is experiencing, she is seeking help towards freedom. In the end, as they say, the truth always shines. Especially these days, we hope the song and its proper interpretation will inspire not only women but also everyone who faces similar situations.”

This statement follows threats of violence towards the broadcaster after the release of “El Diablo”. Cypriot news channel Sigma claims that one individual threatened to burn down the RIK CyBC headquarters. This incident has since been reported to the police.

Elena Tsagrinou at Eurovision 2021

CyBC internally selected Elena Tsagrinou to represent Cyprus at Eurovision 2021. Her song “El Diablo” features the songwriting talents of Melodifestivalen veteran songwriters Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt and Laurell Barker, as well Brazilian-born songwriter Oxa and Eurovision champion Thomas Stengaard — one of the writers behind Emmelie de Forest’s “Only Teadrops”. Additionally, Marvin Dietmann — the creative visionary behind Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like a Phoenix” stage show — will create the stage show for “El Diablo” in Rotterdam.

At Eurovision, Elena will sing “El Diablo” in the second half of the first semi-final this May.

Read more Cyprus Eurovision 2021 news here

 

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Iv Mif
Iv Mif
2 months ago

Well from the performance she even did a little move from the exorcist + the children’s voice repeating “I love el diablo” is a bit too weird for my liking.

Stephan
Stephan
4 months ago

Not fair to blame ALL Cypriots for a few fanatics. See below comments for some non-Cypriots’ objection to the song on religious grounds. There are religious fanatics everywhere. No need to generalize.

ESCalator
ESCalator
4 months ago

Now the Church of Cyprus has issued a statement against the song:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/03/europe/eurovision-cyprus-satanic-scli-intl/index.html

Stephan
Stephan
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCalator

The Church of Cyprus owns hotels, restaurants, breweries, etc, and they DO NOT pay taxes. There have been so many scandals involving priests and corruption within this institution. It is the richest “corporation” in Cyprus, and it rarely and barely helps people in need. Yet, they find the time and energy to launch petitions against silly songs with silly lyrics… The main issue here is how much Cypriots allow the Church of Cyprus to get away with. Tax them and take away their infinite power!!!

Julian
Julian
5 months ago

I think the song is appropriate. The contest is a circus and a parody anyway. And with that the song works like a charm. It is a pity though that such a contest is organized by EBU.

Mark Gormley
Mark Gormley
5 months ago

I am bewildered, in a contest that has to be family friendly with no cursing it is suddenly okay to declare your love for pure evil?? I know the meaning of the song but to me this has gone over the top, the last line litterly stating “I love the devil”. Are you serious??? This song shouldn’t be allowed in the contest simple as. The devil is a religious figure that signifies pure evil and in my opinion religion has no place in the eurovision with the amount of cultures involved.

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark Gormley

Oh for crying out loud, get off the cross, we need the wood! 😛

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark Gormley

Well said Mark! The contest is about bringing people together, leave religion and politics out of it! This is meant to be a family show and this nonsense is killing the contest, but wee Benny loves to troll away

Stephan
Stephan
5 months ago

Christian fanatics and their nonsense aside, what about CyBC’s response to this? They describe the song lyrics as tackling issues like Stockholm syndrome, paranoia, toxic relationships, etc, that will inspire people. I seem to have lost these deep insights right about when the tacos and tamales came up.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephan

You think it is nonsense not everybody agrees though, be respectful for other peoples beliefs

Stephan
Stephan
5 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Anyone can believe whatever they want, but it’s not respectful to attack other people’s freedom of expression. So, yes, it’s nonsense when a silly song offends you so much that you resort to terrorism (there were arson threats for CyBC).
I am an atheist but I don’t have an issue with churches and temples and synagogues being part of culture. If you’re a religious person, you should similarly be able to tolerate people who want to write a song about the devil and sriracha.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephan

I don’t agree with violence whatsoever and there is no need for it! I have heard there were threats or whatever against CyBC and that should not be the case! Is it directly linked though to El Diablo or is it possible it could be coincidence? I know there are many religions out there, some are peaceful and some are extreme! You are right though no need for threats of terrorism!

I don’t care what people’s religious beliefs are, but don’t put in my or other people’s faces. I don’t think religion should be brought into the contest!

Jim
Jim
5 months ago
94% of Cypriots are Christians. Imagine if there was a country with 94% Satanists and some people decided to send a song called "I love Jesus".
Could it ever happen?
Nope.
Nate
Nate
5 months ago

wow religious fanatism

Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago

““Why is it so difficult to select artists from our island (…) who can promote our culture and our musical tradition in international music competitions?” They are right here, fed up with Eurovision becoming a mainstream english pop contest !

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
5 months ago

hey Paul in the comments: be quiet please babe. thanks xx

Ermin
Ermin
5 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

This is where the freedom of speech ends, right? Let people speak! Leftists have their extremists, it is true.

Ermin
Ermin
5 months ago

I believe religious people are right, not as if I were religious, but calling your song El Diablo. … you made the religious reference in the first place.

Ermin
Ermin
5 months ago
Reply to  Ermin

Why the downvotes? I’m not religious, but if you are talking about the devil, then you are talking about religion, people of god deserve to have a say too.

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Ermin

Look why don’t they just change the name of the song to Alejandro? Jesus Maria this time last week we were musing as to what degree this would be Fuego # 499, and not launching into an evangelical and theological discussion. Leave the poor girl alone.

Mark Gormley
Mark Gormley
5 months ago
Reply to  Ermin

I agree

raspadinha
raspadinha
5 months ago

Lmao

Aron
Aron
5 months ago

I keep looking at the comments of this and I’m like “omg a lot of people are quite angry with this” then I just realise that all of the comments are from Paul

Also El Diablo is a bop and considering it’s comparing a man to the devil, it shouldn’t be taken this far, a songs a song.

Thanos
Thanos
5 months ago

Being Greek I am just disappointed by the amount of religious fanatics that exist in Greece and Cyprus. I am not a fan of the song but the Christian movement is trying to impose censorship which is anti-democratic. And I also can’t see why they got so triggered in the first place tbh. This is unacceptable in today’s society.

Last edited 5 months ago by Thanos
Mark Gormley
Mark Gormley
5 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

In a family friendly contest with no cursing and is meant to be apeasable to all cultures you think its alright to declare your love for pure evil?? I know the underlying meaning for the song but the reference to the devil in this song is over the top. The devil is a religious figure signifying pure evil and whether you are religious or not it is morally numb to have a song like this in the eurovision. There is nothing to do with extremism in this.

Thanos
Thanos
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark Gormley

First of all, I believe we can all agree that these lyrics are not made to offend anyone. Also a reference to the devil and a METAPHOR as far as devil is concerned are by no means an attack on Christian faith. But even if it were an attack on Christian faith, don’t we live in a free world? I didn’t see any Norwegian people getting offended by Jorn’s song that dealt with religious extremism and the crimes of religion. I am an atheist and I totally agreed with the message behind Faith bloody Faith and I don’t mind the… Read more »

M1225
M1225
5 months ago

In 2021, when technology has evolved, when the biological origin of man has been proven, when all this is happening in our world, when there are people with really important health problems, why should anyone believe that this specific song is Satanic? All of you fanatical Christians have criticized artists before, such as when you said that Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson, various Greek artists and general artists around the world are members of the Illuminati’s. Also, burning someone’s property is a criminal act, which, as far as I know, is outside the beliefs of Christianity. I can’t take… Read more »

OdysseasTh
OdysseasTh
5 months ago

As a Greek i feel embarrassed, i mean we were the first that made metaphor a thing lol.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
5 months ago

I do not really care about religion but… I must admit that this song is getting so much promotion (for better or for worse) ever since its release. I find it curious!

Marc
Marc
5 months ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

I agree- seemingly bad publicity is still publicity and it will bring the song to the attention of more ESC voters who don’t really care about the politics of the song.

Violet
Violet
5 months ago

As an orthodox christian,this is embarrassing and I never found this song offensive or satanic or whatever.Damnit,just enjoy the song as it is

Last edited 5 months ago by Violet
Joe Lestingi
Joe Lestingi
5 months ago

So….. Europe has crazy far right christians too? I thought the United States was the only one. It really is a growing problem here, though. Dont make the same mistakes overseas. It’s hard to get rid of. And not worth it. Cyprus is currently my #2, and I have no issues with the lyrics.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe Lestingi

some would argue far left “liberalism” is a problem in the USA.
Being “liberal” should involve being able to accept another point of view,rather than attach a liberal label to your own point of view!

Jimmy Smit
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Not all viewpoints are acceptable. That’s not what ‘liberal’ means, in any of its meanings. Being socially liberal involves respect and tolerance. Respecting a wide and complex variety of viewpoints does not mean that hateful or destructive viewpoints should be accepted, and to suggest otherwise is completely fallacious.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

you prove my point,because people dislike the meaning or content of the cyprus video.doesnt make that “hateful or destructive” because you and many people dont agree with it. you dont unilateraly get to decide whats acceptable,because it fits your narrative. people who consider themselves liberal or the least liberal of all.The fact that you are not even able to enter open minded debate on this song again proves my point

Benny Hill
5 months ago

Hence why I have always been anti-religious. Brainwashed sheep.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

perhaps people like you,who find this and lady gaga entertaining are brainwashed sheep?

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Well, I still don’t find this as entertaining as I was expecting. Although it’s growing on me.

And yes, I admire Lady Gaga because she’s talented, humble, creative, compassionate. I haven’t heard of anyone being killed in the name of Gaga, nor she requires regular donations or praying to. 😛

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

people who pray are entitled to do that if they so choose,isnt that a huge liberal thing “the right to choose” or is that only when it comes to aborting babies? as for lady gaga not having any requirements,she certainly needs to engage in certain activities to get noticed,swallowing rosary beads or crucifixes upside down on her private area. some have the point of view that is neither creative or talented.

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

You are so miserable you should have your freedom of speech taken away from you. 😛 You’re worse than Trump. 😀

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Why are you bringing politics into this?

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Pay no heed Paul to the haters, I have your back!

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Peter disagrees.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

No need to be rude and resort to name calling! You could be labelled yourself as a brainwashed sheep

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Sorry, not sorry. Stalin was a tyrant but he was right about the religion and I am fully behind it.

I personally believe that the only thing we should believe in is ourselves. And devil doesn’t exist. People turn evil due to greed or the desire of power or lust, but the actual mythical creature and the whole concept of hell was made up by the early Christians to scare people.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

You are entitled to your opinion and will all see the truth when our time comes

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Spoken like a true religious extremist. 🙂 I’m done with this conversation. My mother has taught me before she passed away that you can’t argue/win with stupid. I’m not wasting my energy on fanatics from now on.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Oh are you making an ass out of yourself by ASSuming I am religious? Actually, I am not stupid and am a qualified educator with 20 years experience and I can prove this if you like with my qualification certificates! Would you like to swap e-mail addresses and I can show you?

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Not interested. But I can tell you’re the same person under 3 or 4 different nicknames.

Anywhooo, reverse psychology worked. And now I want Cyprus to win. Just to rub extremists’ noses in it. 😛

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

I really don’t know why you are thinking I have 3 or 4 different nicknames, but whatever! You seem to be doing a lot of ASSuming! I don’t really care if you want Cyprus to win or not, cause that says more about how sad and lost you are!

I have been in juries before for selecting songs and this will not get much support from juries! I can guarantee you with all my life saving and possessions this is not winning!

Keep religion and politics out of Eurovision!

paul
paul
5 months ago

Whatever anyones point of view,cyprus is a deeply religous country where the greek orthodox church has a huge influence. The reality is,the song and video does seem to imply she is in love with the devil,why do we increasingly see this in todays music? Its also lady gagas alejandro with diffrent lyrics,another video complete with swallowing rosary beads and a crucifix upside down on gagas crotch,again whats it all about? If people who make this crap,claim not to be religous,why mock something you claim not to beleive in? furthermore leaving this particular debate aside,who at cybc is signing off on… Read more »

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Oh, cheer up you miserable sod. 😛

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Oh more name calling from yourself because somebody disagrees with you!

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

Well said

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  Dee

Paul and Dee, 2 bitter, jaded, boring people. You two should get married. 😛

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Lol,,,bitter? How so? Boring? How so? Sorry I am already married! I am 37 and been following Eurovision since 1991 which is 30 years ago! You are just a child who thinks knows it all and brainwashed like a screaming queen!

Benny Hill
5 months ago
Reply to  Dee

I’m 35, been watching ESC since 1994. Fortunately despite my depression and anxiety I still have a sense of humour. And if you’re married, good on you. Take care and God bless. 😉

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Thank you!

That doggie in the window
That doggie in the window
5 months ago

What a bunch of nutters

paul
paul
5 months ago

many would argue,the world has gone mad and is now full of nutters,who find stuff like this entertaining. Isnt everyone entitled to there opinion

Nick
Nick
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

trying to burn down a company headquarters isn’t an opinion babe

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Nick

there will be many people who dont support burning down anything,but still have issues with this entry.I am also not your “babe”

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Nick

What evidence suggests CyBC was targeted by fans of the contest who are religious? It is also worth noting there are many religions out there, some are peaceful, others are extreme! There is no need for religion to be brought into eurovision and no need for violence!

Dee
Dee
5 months ago

Oh having to resort to name calling I see! People could say the same about you easily!

Jo.
Jo.
5 months ago

Lunatics are getting too much space in the media lately, as if they should get any.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

you have your space in media,to make your post.
There is also a subjective and opposing opinion in everything,if the other opinion offends you so much smile and politely disagree.You can then return to watching what you find so highly entertaining

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

I see you are struggling to find the difference between an opinion and a literal THREAT, honey.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

it is you who is clearly struggling,basic common sense would tell you,that some may dissaprove of this entry,but would stop short of advocating violence or burning anything.The fact that this has to be pointed out to you,is again clear evidence of how easily your simple mind finds crap like this entertaining.
Those threatening to burn anything,only draws atention to this lady gaga,rip off that will have fools like you rushing to vote for it in mass numbers come eurovision night

Jo.
Jo.
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

you can write your opinion and express your thoughts in a random internet webpage…or you can have support and a platform to promote your opinion as a fact…
there’s a big difference between those two…

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

I dont think it is appropriate for you to have to resort to name calling! They could say the same about you!

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
5 months ago

As a practicing Catholic, i don’t see the “scandal” about the song. Yes, she is in love of a bad guy (represented by El Diablo), but that’s something that every girl have done at least once hehehehe… and if we have to me deeper in the interpretation of the lyrics (which are not deep at all), it’s s the eternal fight between good and evil, to accept our shadows as the beginning of our redemption process… but, f9r me this really good song, is just what i like to dance on a club, being really bitchy while I’m drunk with… Read more »

Dee
Dee
5 months ago

There is never any need to be bitchy to anybody ever on the dance floor or anywhere

paul
paul
5 months ago

This is why this crap sells because its easy to fool,people just like you.
Your post actually makes the arguement for the other point of view.
The video clearly implys she is in love with the devil,with an explanation attached like the one you have so easily fallen for and many many others in this mad world.
what I actually find realy scary and its not the devil,its the fools at cybc who hand a huge chunk of cash over for something we have heard dozens of times before

Alaska
Alaska
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

What’s wrong in being with love with the devil? I don’t even know him, the devil. Maybe the devil is a good guy and stuff.

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Alaska

Sonia sang about the devil in 1993 but I don’t remember any such consternation?

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

It was clear sonia was singing about a person,and many people refer to someone as the devil,but this is much more darker in nature and content.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Alaska

thats your opinion at least your being honest,so at least likewise respect the opinion of others who say they like god.

Jerkevic
Jerkevic
5 months ago

So far my top 5 is:

  1. Finland: Blind Channel – Dark Side
  2. France: Barbara Pravi – Voilà
  3. Ukraine: GO_A – Shum
  4. Croatia: Albina – Tick-Tock
  5. Cyprus: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Esc addict
Esc addict
5 months ago

This song brings a lot of drama this year…….is the devil who is behind all of this…….lol maybe.

Last edited 5 months ago by Esc addict
Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Never seen a eurovision like it in my 30 years with obsession of demons and middle fingers lol

Dee
Dee
5 months ago

Why are you being rude and resorting to name calling? They may find you a “nutcase”

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

Some religious groups are literally crazy and no one should listen to them. Threats of arson? Like which religion supports this?

Last edited 5 months ago by Jamie
Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

There’s fire in hell too, they say. All of them.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Times like these, I’m glad I’m Jewish

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Oh yes.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Not all religious groups are the same

Aeria
Aeria
5 months ago

Stuff like this makes me feel like it’d be better if strongly religious people would be banned from the internet, if a song title is enough to trigger them this far. Welcome to the internet sweethearts, if you can’t handle people’s other thoughts or stuff like this, we don’t need you here.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago
Reply to  Aeria

If you started banning people from the internet because they can’t handle other people’s thoughts…wow, there might not be that many left.

Iain
Iain
5 months ago

Same happened in 2006 when Lordi won in Finland. Religious groups have contacted Finnish president to stop it but without success. As evangelical Christian I do support El Diablo song. It is a sign of times we live in and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is more such songs to appear this year as already we have Fallen angel and Dark side.

ghostofme
ghostofme
5 months ago

What would have changed if she had sung ‘ I gave my heart to Zeus my one and only Lord’ would christian greeks get offended again?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago
Reply to  ghostofme

Well, if they said “to Zeus” again “christian Greeks” would be offended again. But the majority of us do not bother about it, even tho giving your heart to “el diablo” might sound kinda meh.

Jimmy
Jimmy
5 months ago

I wish all those “religious” people were dealing with serious problems like sickness and poverty around the world and not with the song titles of the Eurovision Contest. Go Elena, make us lose our minds with your banger song… WE LOVE EL DIABLO… WE LOVE EL DIABLO!!!

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Ya, somebody better start a petition.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

It is offensive to some people and I don’t blame them for starting a petition. Why have “religious” in speech marks? They are either religious or they aren’t. How do you know they are not dealing with problems like sickness and poverty already? More than likely, they already are!

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
5 months ago

Looks like the concept of a metaphor is lost on them…

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

I was expecting something like that to happen – not the threat tho!

T.J.
T.J.
5 months ago

Why do religious people always think they have to interfere with everything! Talk to your imaginary friend and leave the rest of the world alone!

Jakub
Jakub
5 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

It’s very impolite to talk about people’s beliefs as imaginary friends
Stop it, please!

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

Amen!

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Jakub

How did he? Is it because you said so? Can you prove it is just an imaginary friend?

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

How exactly are they interfering? You seem like a lost soul and full of anger. Can you prove there is an imaginary friend? I will wait!

Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

Oh yes remind the poor Laura Bretan when 2 judges interfere in there in the name of an other religion….

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

It may be imaginary to you.but a lot of people in cyprus dont want this song in the name of there country.people need to get over that

Amadeus
Amadeus
5 months ago

Why does she even respond to these fools? If she felt so inclined to respond with something, she should have told them it was meant as a hymn to Satan.

Marios
Marios
5 months ago
Reply to  Amadeus

Its not her who responded but cybc!its the states channel(not private)so they kind of have to!

sam
sam
5 months ago

anyways russia and iceland are top 2 in the odds now… reminds me of the eurovision movie

Lollipop ESC
Lollipop ESC
5 months ago

Maybe it is a paid petition done by Head & Shoulders to raise the attention for that song.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Lollipop ESC

Those flakes. They’re liable to get scalped if they aren’t careful.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

LOL

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

No comment from Head and Shoulders, I see. That must mean they’re SATANISTS! They’re working for Big Dandruff! Wake up, sheeple!

In all seriousness, why waste energy on this? Jeez, those groups have to get a hobby.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Then they need a new hobby. Jigsaw puzzles seem to be big nowadays.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Oh uneducated namecalling?

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
5 months ago

The clownery is infinite

Last edited 5 months ago by Lorenzo Celli
Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Lorenzo Celli

Yes you are

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
5 months ago

I really like El Diablo’s chorus.. it sounds very Lady Gaga-ish but not in a Victoria way

Jakub
Jakub
5 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Somehow Alejandro + Paparazzi

Jacob S
Jacob S
5 months ago

this is dumb

Paulo
Paulo
5 months ago

I agree…it’s to spooky and have that evilish vibe. Hate it. I don’t feel comfortable.??

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago
Reply to  Paulo

When you don’t feel comfortable, you don’t listen to it. Not threaten people. Simple as that. A very Christian thing to do actually.

Paulo
Paulo
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

So I can’t post my opinion about song Jamie?

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago
Reply to  Paulo

So you’re not that uncomfortable.

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Paulo

dont waste your time paulo,aiternative opinions are not allowed,even in an atempt to encourage debate

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Paulo

Don’t worry about them Paulo, plenty agree with you! Song won’t win and will fall with the juries

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Cybc have paid money for this crap,to represent cyprus in an international singing contest,so its not as “simple as that”
It is also a public service broadcaster that is there to serve the public,not to hand over a small fortune,for something content aside,isnt even an original song.
I know the people of cypruscyprus quite well,and this wont go away between now and eurovision.
My only fear is that the publicity will drive the brain dead liberal mass public to vote for it in droves.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  paul

It won’t do well with juries! This song will also clash with the liberal Finn’s!

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

What would you know about Christianity when you are supporting this song about the Devil? Are you accusing Paulo of threating CyBC himself?

paul
paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Paulo

I am not religous,but have a look at gagas alejandro that this crap is obviously based on,It really does make you question the need to put such content in these videos.
Cyprus are just paying good money for old songs with new lyrics,none of them have anything to do with cyprus,and would be a win in name only

Nancy G
Nancy G
5 months ago

Ugh. There are poor people struggling extra hard during the pandemic. There are people spreading hate. There are people without access to vaccines, etc., etc. Why use energy to attack a Eurovision singer and a team working to entertain people?! What are these priorities?

Lin7
Lin7
5 months ago

The Christian faith is a joke at all but why do they mess with a song? I mean we have more important problems in the world

Iain
Iain
5 months ago
Reply to  Lin7

Christian faith is not a joke but religion is. Unfortunately majority of Christians do not know difference and usually pious people who never knew God will be the ones who object to these things.

Violet
Violet
5 months ago
Reply to  Iain

Yes this,I always believed in god as in a personal faith,religion though was manmade and its purpose was to divide us thus creating wars between different religions with the same beliefs.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Lin7

You think it is a joke, but not everybody agrees

Grft
Grft
5 months ago

Can they respond to the Zara Larsson cult as well please and thank you

Jimmy
Jimmy
5 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Zara Larsson? The one who was accused by Mia Khalifa that she stole the video clip from Alice Chater?

Mp12
Mp12
5 months ago

As a greek myself, I feel so ashamed of those people living in 1940s and make such a big deal out of a simple song title and just for that. I am not a religious person but I respect everyone’s beliefs. That’s just so sad and humiliating, for the rest of us , to be that close minded and stupid, after all its just a song title and has nothing to do with God and religion, just a toxic relationship. Wake up my fellow Greeks, you are embarrassing yourself and stop hating on everything and be that disrespectful

Last edited 5 months ago by Mp12
Paulo
Paulo
5 months ago
Reply to  Mp12

So you saying evili stuff were only in a 1940’s?
Why should we worshiping devil’s name in any sense. You don’t have to be christian to see that “diablo” is representi g something evil. Well that’s my point of view.

Paulo
Paulo
5 months ago
Reply to  Mp12

Ok I told what I have against it, now tell me what you have against God? Because “right” relationship with God can’t be toxic, as I know. And you have the freedom to like the song or devil or anything you want. That’s the freedom God gave you.

Dee
Dee
5 months ago
Reply to  Paulo

Prove God is a myth! I will wait

raylee
raylee
5 months ago

I respect all the religions and i am also a believer but i am sick of when these groups protest Eurovision. All they do is spreading hate , threaten and using violence. They did the same for Esc 2019 and also Esc 2012

Last edited 5 months ago by raylee
Azaad
Azaad
5 months ago
Reply to  raylee

Exactly. Also, do these people not know about metaphors?

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago
Reply to  raylee

Yep, because nothing says religion like hate, threats and violence. Are these groups even self-aware.

Last edited 5 months ago by Jamie
Paulo
Paulo
5 months ago
Reply to  raylee

You as a beliver like the title of the song and that children choir shouting love diablo? Well…