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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Semi 1: 15 Montenegro

Ten years ago, Željko Joksimović introduced the Bombastic Balkan Ballad in Eurovision, consequently making life much harder for anyone attempting the same style to make a lasting impression. The entry of Montenegro is the only one to give it a shot this year, and despite being no Lane Moje it does quite a good job.

Sergej Ćetković - Moj Svijet (Montenegro 2014)

My first impression of this entry was that is was pretty but a bit too lacking in dynamics for its own good. Frankly, the extremely beautiful video clip stayed in my mind longer than the actual song.

But then it started growing on me. It won't get anywhere close to victory, but Sergej is a big star who can probably load his performance with just the right amount of passion and pathos needed to make the audience overlook the slight lack of hooks.

The ending is a bit abrupt and makes it feel like the song ends before it really takes off, but its placement at the end of the first semi final really works to its advantage.

Qualifier: Yes, I really think this is the time for Montenegro to make it to the final for the first time.

My grade: 3/5

1 comment:

  1. What is the world coming to, I am agreeing with you again (6th song in a row) and could you the exactly the same words to describe by feelings about this song. Charmingly unpretentious, just lovely.