Since they shaped up big time half a decade ago, Bosnia-Herzegovina is never bad at Eurovision. It is just a question of HOW good they are.
Dino Merlin - Love In Rewind (Bosnia-Herzegovina 2011)
Dino Merlin is very, very good. It is not some cosmic co-incidence that made him a superstar on home ground.
He brought along the happiest bunch of people seen on a Eurovision stage for many a good day and puts on an ethnic singalong anthem complete with some yodeling. With those ingredients, they decorate a real birthday cake of a song.
Just as the case with Laka three years ago, this is more like a conceptual installation of art rather than a eurosong, only more easily accessible.
The whole song is such a brilliant little piece, crowned by the elegant and unexpected hook: "Sito!"
There are so many rights in this song that I could make a list and go on for a long time. (And on a shallow note - in my book, the bass player is possibly the most attractive male gracing the ESC stage this year. But that's shallow, please disregard.)
A musical happy pill. If you don't like it, you're dull. End of story.
My grade: 5 / 5