Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 2016 Eurovision Entry
They’re an eclectic looking bunch – Bosnia’s answer to Sly and The Family Stone you might say. Darn it, I like these people. They are trying something without “trying too hard” in a negative sense.
Their video is set in what looks like a fascinating building, and I’d be very interested to learn its original function.
The electric cello is another instrument I’m not familiar. I’m struck by this strange skeleton of an instrument and unsure of exactly how it gets amplified. If Jeff Lynne does not own an electric cello just like this, I’m sure he wants one.
Then there’s a bald guy in a white jacket and an intense stare who reminds me a bit of a stage hypnotist. His gesticulations look like an attempt at mesmeric control, and I’m sure he’s not the first Eurovision entrant to attempt to manipulate jurors using hypnosis. I keep waiting for him to say “3 -2 -1 and… you’re back in the room.”
And then when you least expect it, a rapper comes in. Jasmin Fazlic-Jala. I looked up the English translation to his rap, and in all honesty it sounds better in Bosnian, sounds more urgent and alliterative.
Two singers, a cellist and a rapper. It all sort of works.
Whatever else this entry is, it is unapologetically Bosnian.
I wish it well.
It will do better than Montenegro I think. See below
Far, far more conventional is Azerbaijan
More chillingly, here is Estonia
But here, by way of some (but not much) relief is Cyprus
On a lighter note, see the Czech Republic’s offering…
San Marino – folks…
Meanwhile, here’s the Netherlands…
Here’s Austria by the way…