Swiss Broadcaster SRF have announced that their Eurovision 2013 entrants “Heilsarmee” will now be known as “Takasa” for the contest. Gone are their Salvation Army Uniforms and in place a uniform of White Shirts and Black Trousers – restaurant waiters around Europe are up in arms.
A brand spanking new video to accompany the new name and we have “Takasa on the road to Malmö! (You And Me)”
SRF advised that “Takasa” is Swahili and means “purify – to cleanse something of impurities”. Good to see that the Swiss are looking after our well-being. “Taksa” could be a wonderful ploy to win the local Swedish people over – “Tack så mycket”
With almost 450,000 hits on the previous official video – this small rule altercation has given “Takasa” a lot of publicity!
Source – SFR and Eurovision Ireland
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