fbpx

Live: Serbia selects for Eurovision

by Stella Floras 54 views

In a few minutes, the final of Beovizija, the Serbian preselection for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will start at the Sava Centar in Belgrade with eleven acts competing for the golden ticket to Moscow.

The show

The show starts at 21.00 CET. Due to a mistake in the counting of the votes, according to a statement from the Serbian broadcaster, two more acts have been added to the original ten qualifiers from last night's semi final Ana Nikolic and Ivana Selakov. Ana Nikolic will not take part after all being stating she was offended by the mistake.

The show will be hosted by Jovana Jancovic and it will see as special guests Jelena Tomasevic, Boaz Mauda and Sirusho who will premiere their new song For peace. The winner will be selected by a 50-50 mixture of televote and jury vote. President of the jury today will be Zeljko Joksimovic.

Webcast

The show will be aired live on RTS 1 and RTS Satellite.
A webcast will be provided here

http://www.rts.rs/admin/download/files/cms/attach?id=85 and here

rtsp://helix.beotel.net/encoder/rts1.rm (Real Player required).

Webradio

The show will be broadcast live on RTS – Radio Beograd 1

herehttp://www.radiobeograd.rs/download/ram/radiobgd.ram and

here (Real Player

required).rtsp://helix.beotel.net/encoder/rbgd1.ra

Participants

1.Oskar & BQ feat. Djordje Marjanovic- Superstar
2.Milica & Danijel- H8er
3.Sonja Bakic- – Nista novo
4.Saška Jankovic- Nauci me
5.Dušan Zrnic- Tvoje drugo ime je greh
6.Marko Kon & Milan Nikolic-Cipela
7.OT Band & Kaja – Blagoslov za kraj
8.Andrej Ilic- Nemam te
9.Etar- Sanjaj me
10.Pozitivan haos- Gloria
11.Ivana Selakov – Moje odbrane

1.Oskar & BQ feat. Djordje Marjanovic- Superstar

Oskar and his Queens open the show tonight. A well worked on performance and a song made to measure for Eurovision. Legendary (in Serbia) Mr Marjanovic makes a short appearance towards the end of the show to attract attention and votes.

2.Milica & Danijel- H8er

Enthusiastic applause greets Milica, Danijel and their ballet even mid-song. The vocals have not improved from last night, though, with Milica's voice, especially, sounding off key and covering Danijel. The show is vibrant and enthusiastic with a full choreography which takes up most of the stage.

3.Sonja Bakic- – Nista novo

A dynamic intro by Sonja and her pop rock entry. Unstable vocally at first, she gets back on track soon. The longish rock bridge is received warmly by the audience. Sonja is confident and delivers a dynamic, professional performance, pity the song itself is not something that could sweep the audiences away.

4.Saška Jankovic- Nauci me

Saska, a vision in elegant, purple evening gown and surrounded by four gymnasts with ribbons delivers a spotless performance of her slow, tender ballad. She looks confident and at ease on stage and the few, dramatic moves she adds to her performance compliment the song nicely.

5.Dušan Zrnic- Tvoje drugo ime je greh

Dusan is equally good as last night. He is casually dressed and accompaied by three sexily lady dancers in shocking pink. The songs starts off as a ballad but builds momentum fast, which is kept throughout the three minutes. This is one of those compositions that manage to tell a story to the listener even if one is unfamiliar with the language but is this enough?

6.Marko Kon & Milan Nikolic-Cipela

Time for some light entertainment now. A unique entry, to say the least from Marko and Milan. 100% Balkan sounds, a funny looking singer, equally amusing backing dancers (three male ones jerking rather than dancing) comprise this act which the audience present finds entertaining.

7.OT Band & Kaja – Blagoslov za kraj

The Operacija Trijumf participants band is next. Last night they were warmly received by the audience but tonight the crowd goes wild during the song. The four boys and Kaja deliver a strong, excellent performance of their pop rock entry and this puts them firmly in the run for first place tonight.

8.Andrej Ilic- Nemam te

Andrej comes from a musical family. His father has lately contributed a song in the Balkan Routes Vol.1 Nikola Tesla album where Zeljko Joksimovic also participates. He is an excellent vocalist with a distinct voice and he delivers a good performance of his uptempo ballad tonight same as last night.

9.Etar- Sanjaj me

More rock now from Etar. Although this girl is obviously a good vocalist, she could definitely use some dancing classes. Her performance is actually good, the song has a repetitive chorus you can remember but not much more.

10.Pozitivan haos- Gloria

There is nothing chaotic about this next entry by Pozitivan haos. A song that resembles an anthem, good, solid vocals and a distinct atmosphere created by the two, military clad, singers create an impressive act. The two singers are accompanied by four feamle dancers waving red flags which add to the effect.

11.Ivana Selakov – Moje odbrane

Ivana almost did not make it to the final tonight due to the mistake in the counting of the votes. But she is rewarded with performing last which is always a plus. Dressed in a minimal, baby blue dress and accompanied by a passionate ballet act in the background she performs her power ballad to perfection.

Time for the guest stars now. Jelena Tomasevic is first with her new song Panta rei (Everything changes in Greek). Next, Jelena performs Jutro, the song by Zeljko Joksimovic, she participated in Beovizija 2005 with. Two more songs from Jelena's latest album, Kosava and Okeani and now Oro, the song with which she represented Serbia in 2008.

Jelena is joined by Sirusho, the Armenian 2008 contestant. Sirusho performs a new remix of her entry, Qele qele, faster and differently arranged.

Boaz Mauda now performs The fire in your eyes, with which he represented Israel in 2008. Soon the three singers will premiere their new song for peace penned by Israeli president Shimon Peres and composed by Boaz himself.

And the winners are Marko Kon & Milan Nikolic with Cipela

ESCToday is growing and always looks for new members to join our team! Feel free to drop us a line if you're interested! Use the Contact Us page or send us an email at vacancies@esctoday.com!

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

Comments: