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Israeli Satire of ISIS Performing at Eurovision Song Contest Explodes on Social Media (VIDEO)

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A scene from the satirical 'Eretz Nehederet' clip showing ISIS at the Eurovision. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

A scene from the satirical ‘Eretz Nehederet’ clip showing ISIS at Eurovision. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Though Israel did not emerge victorious in Saturday night’s Eurovision song contest in Stockholm, the country’s most famous TV satirists came up with a winning skit, ostensibly performed by Islamic State terrorists.

Eretz Nehederet (a wonderful country), a weekly political satire program on Israel’s Channel 2, created the mock ISIS entry, which is garnering viral attention — hundreds of thousands of views — and lots of laughs on social media.

In English, with Hebrew subtitles, the clip opens with a French-accented “host” introducing the ISIS medley. “Good evening,” she says. “In the Eurovision, we always want more of everything – more songs, more unnecessary stages, more countries. And this year, we are welcoming another new member to the competition: the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, known as ISIS, who sent us their band, ABBU, with the song, “Boomzi Boom, Boomzi Bam.”

The group then begins to sing:

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I love this feeling
To know I’m not dreaming.
Tonight we’re together, you know
It’s a must; it’s a must
It will be a blast.

Eurovision is cool
When you come from Mosul
Where is the airport?
It’s there.
Where are you flying?

Boomzi boom boomzi bam
Hello Europe, we come,
We’ve been waiting for a thousand years.
We are coming to you,
Berlin, London, Paris,
And Estonia, wherever it is.

Boomzi boom, boomzi bam
Say hello to Islam.
Come on, let the party begin.
Wave with our flag
Unless you’re a fag
Then we have a cage for you.
Step in!

There is love in the air
Like in the Hyper Cacher.
We will paint the rainbow in red
And we’ll rock you ‘til you lose your head.

Boomzi boom, boomzi bam
Hello, Europe, we come
And you’ll give us your 12 points please.
If we don’t get the “douze”
And to Malta we lose,
We give this stage to Azziz.
Boomzi boom!

Though the rules of Eurovision, which for the first time in its 60-year history was also broadcast this year in the US and China, are that lyrics may not be political in nature, this year’s winner was Ukraine, with a song called “1944,” about Soviet deportations.

Israel came in 14th place, with its entry “Made of Stars,” performed by Hovi Star.

Watch the Eretz Nehederet video below:

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