Controversial crooner Ratko Mladic vowed he will represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest with his powerful version of Killing me Softly. He told a packed press conference that he knows nothing of politics, and that he is a simple artist whose message “was hijacked for military and ethnic reasons.”
Meanwhile, stories have emerged of cannibalism and cruelty, after claims by the Austrian entry, brother and sister act Hansel and Gretel. The singing duo claimed their former manager, Engelbert Humperdink found them abandoned in a wood, where they were left to die.
They claim he incarcerated them in bizarre surroundings and “fattened them up” before threatening to eat them. Their duet “Please Release Me” is widely thought to be a veiled reference to their incarceration. They claim that Humperdink, born 1936, murdered hundreds if not thousands in the wood before they exposed him as soldier’s son Arnold Dorsey.
Yesterday, Dorsey appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Chis Evans show where he denied genocide and said that events in the central European woods “had been blown out of all proportion.” “I know nothing of cannibalism, politics, mass murder or for that matter music. When the Eurovision gig came up, what could I do?” Later Evans said “Mladic is a great guy who genuinely lives for his music. He may have overdone things in his youth - but then look at me and Gazza!”