Thursday, April 28, 2011

SERBIA 2011 - Čaroban

Ah, Serbia!! I always look forward to seeing what the Serbians will bring to the contest, because they're responsible for literally my favorite ESC entry ever ... and that's from among more than 1200 songs now. o_O But although there are soo many good songs on that list, Molitva is still my all time favorite. Not even the Serbians have been able to come up with anything quite that wonderful since. ;-) But hope springs eternal, and the Serbian song is pretty much always well worth listening to.

This year is no different ... in fact, this year is another standout. The Serbian song is one of the best songs in the lineup this year. Yay!! :-D It's catchy, it's fun, it's well performed ... I really like the singer's voice, it's rather unusual, she's really good. I'm not entirely entranced by the presentation ... obviously, the sixties are back, but too much of a good thing and all that. If you watch the video below, you'll see that it works pretty well, but also that it's on a pretty small stage. In Düsseldorf the stage will be huge, and all that patterning may become rather overwhelming in that format. You may remember the Icelandic dolphin in Moscow (I know that at least one person reading this remembers it vividly ;-) ... that kind of thing may seem smart in theory, but in reality it may steal attention from what's really important. You know, the song. People should remember the song and not the dolphin, or whatever. I'm hoping that they will change the presentation at least somewhat. Because this song really deserves to be noticed.

It's a really good song, it's well performed with a lot of charm and liveliness by a beautiful young woman. What's not to like?? Good luck to Serbia, although they won't really need it. Top ten for sure, probably top five. They're in our semi, so I can't vote for them in that round, but I'm absolutely sure I'll get the chance to do so in the final. :-)

This is Nina, as she's calling herself professionally, performing Čaroban by Kristina Kovač who'll be competing for Serbia on Tuesday, May 10th.

Widescreen here.

Lyrics with translation here.

1 comment:

KAS said...

Agh, the dolphin!

Haven't had the chance to check out this year's entries yet, but will do soon. :-)