All entries in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest are known, but the actual contest is still two months away. As a warm-up, we introduce one of the entries every day in random order. Part twelve is dedicated to the entry from Serbia.
|Performers:||Marko Konand Milan Milan NikoliÄ�(Performing as Marko Kon & Milaan)|
|Music:||Marko Kon, Milan NikoliÄ�, Aleksandar Kobac|
|Lyrics:||Marko Kon,Aleksandar Kobac|
|Draw:||4th inthe second semi final|
Cipela is an up-tempo comedic song mixing various styles with a folkloristic arrangement.Through the lyrics, the singer tell that he has seen the whole world and that he feels at home everywhere. Still, the love of his life did not want him until he became rich:
Moja stara cipela
Pola sveta videla
Gde god da stanem tu mi dom
Tamo pa vamo
Istok pa zapad
Ma gde god stigao bio sam na svom
Nije, nije, nije me htela
Sve dok pare ne skupim
My old shoe
Has seen half of the world
Wherever I stepped, I was at home
Every so often
In the East and the West
Wherever Igot, I felt I belonged there
She did not, not, not want me
Until I had the money
Marko Kon is a successful singer, composer,arranger an record producer. He playsvarious musical instruments includingguitar, saxophone and drums. With Aleksandar Kobac, who co-wrote Cipela, he formed a very successful duo in Serbia. During an esctoday.com interview, he said: "I have produced over 800 acts which are registered by SOKOJ (Union of Yugoslav Composers' Organisations) … . So, I am in the business since 1994 and for all these years I have had at least three songs which would end in the year's top ten list."
Milan NikoliÄ�grew up in Paris, where he would graduate from the Conservatory in 2004. He is one of themost successfulaccordion players of Serbia having not only released a series of albums but also having won many awards.
They will be the first duo to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest, even including the participations of the Serbian broadcaster under the flag of Yugoslavia. In Moscow, they will be backed by ballet dancer Katerina Gromolic and the dancers and singers Ljubisa Dincic, Jovan Sejnjanovic and Igor Knezevic.
The national selection
The national song festival Beovizija once again selected the Serbian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. After some confusion about the results of the semi final and a withdrawal, eleven acts competed in the national final. Marko Konand Milan NikoliÄ�won the selection having been the favourites of the jury and the number four among the televoters. The favourites of the televoters, OT Bend, were only seen sixth by the jury.
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia entered the Eurovision Song Contest as an independant country in 2007 and manged to win on its debut with Molitva. Last year, Oro finished sixth on homeground.Other entriessubmitted by the Serbian broadcaster took part under the flags of Yougoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro in the years 1974, 1982, 1991, 1992 and 2004.
Marku Konu i Milanu NikoliÄ�u Å¾elimo svu sreÄ�u i dobar rezultat u Moskvi!
Live in the national final:
Performing in a TV show:
Milan NikoliÄ�performing with Vlada Alimpijevic:
Other parts of this series
Tomorrow, we will take a look at the Belgian entry.