Cyprus' official Eurovision Song Contest entry for this year has triggered controversy within the island nation, and one anonymous caller threatened to "burn down" national broadcaster CyBC on Friday. The song, "El Diablo" (Spanish for The Devil), has triggered among some of the country's devout Christians who say the dance mix has scandalized the faithful with its references to the devil. CyBC informed the police about the caller's threat to "burn the building down" in protest over the song, the Cyprus News Agency reported. Police said they were investigating the matter. Caller apologizes for threat The person who called CyBC later apologized for making the threat. "I was in a state of shock and angry with the lyrics of the song that will represent Cyprus at Eurovision," he told the Greek-language Politis newspaper. "The reference to Satan made me feel angry, and so I reacted with a boiling soul and said something for which I apologize." The man added that he still … [Read more...] about Cyprus Eurovision entry sparks backlash over ‘satanic’ lyrics
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The makers of Kartikeya’s upcoming flick '' Chaavu Kaburu Challaga '' recently revealed the film’s first singletrack. Titled My Name Iju Raju, the song turned out to be a huge hit and it has already crossed 1.2 million views on YouTube. Now, the makers have unveiled the film’s second single a while ago. Titled Kadhile Kaalannadiga , the song which is sung by Gowtham Bharadwaj and Shashaa Tirupati expresses love. The lyrics have been written by Koushik Pegallapati and Sanare. The music of the film is scored by Jakes Bejoy. Actor Lavanya Tripathi will star opposite Kartikeya in this venture. ''Chaavu Kaburu Challaga'' marks the directorial debut of Koushik Pegallapati. The film boasts an all-star cast, including Aamani, Murali Sharma, Srikanth Iyyengar, Rajitha, Achanta Mahesh, Bhadram and Prabhu. G Satya is the editor for the venture while Karm Chawla has been roped in as the cinematographer. ''Chaavu Kaburu Challaga'' produced by Bunny Vasu and Allu Aravind under the … [Read more...] about Kadhile Kaalannadiga: Second lyrical video from Kartikeya’s ”Chaavu Kaburu Challaga” is out
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled off another prank. This time, he gate-crashed a conservative rally in the US state of Washington on Saturday (Jun 27) organised by a group known as the Washington Three Percent. Baron Cohen got up on stage dressed as a pot-bellied singer and had some attendees cheering, laughing and singing along to some questionable and racist lyrics. Videos of the rally, titled “March for Our Rights 3”, have surfaced where some people in the crowd cheered and chanted along to lyrics that included a line about injecting former US President Barack Obama and Dr Anthony Fauci “with the Wuhan flu”. He even included a line in the song about Chinese people, singing "What we gonna do? Blow them up like in World War II." Baron Cohen mentioned the World Health Organization and got cheers when he sang about them being chopped up. Another line in the song: “Hillary Clinton, what we gonna do? Lock her up like we used to do.” He gained entry by disguising himself … [Read more...] about Naughty prank: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen gets people to sing racist lyrics at festival
ITALY are back in Six Nations action today as they take on Ireland. And while they may not win too many matches in Europe's elite rugby competition , the Azzurri will always belt out their national anthem as passionately as any team in the world. What is Italy's national anthem called? The Italian national anthem is officially called Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians). However, to most Italians it is better known as Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) after the first line of the song. What are the words to Italy's national anthem? Fratelli d'Italia, Stringiamci a coorte, Most read in Rugby Union Live Blog wales 40 england 24 Dragons secure Triple Crown with crushing bonus point win in Cardiff SIX NATIONS FIXTURES When England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy will play gauz for concern Who is Wales vs England rugby referee Pascal Gauzere? … [Read more...] about Italy national anthem lyrics: What are the words to Fratelli d’Italia in English and Italian?
SINGAPORE - More than $54,000 has been raised for young people from low-income families since a fundraising campaign that involves an updated version of National Day song Count On Me, Singapore began on Saturday evening (April 11). The money from more than 260 donors will be channelled to the beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF). The fund-raising campaign is part of a tie-up between ST and local music veteran Clement Chow. As part of the campaign, 11 local artists came together to give their take on Chow's well-loved National Day song - Count On Me, Singapore. They released Stay At Home, Singapore, a rallying call to get Singaporeans to do their bit to help the nation overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. The collaboration is an effort to raise money for the beneficiaries of the two funds and their families, as many have been affected by the outbreak from job losses and pay cuts. This … [Read more...] about More than $54,000 raised for low-income children and youth through Covid-19 song campaign