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Olivier Rocher from France
Every year we have it, so here is THE Balkan entry of the year. No less than 5 artists were needed for Bosnia’s come-back to Eurovision. “Ljubav Je” will please all the fans of this kind of song (especially viewers from former Yugoslavia). Though I like the melody and the nice use of instruments, I’m not a huge fan of the “rap” section of the song, even if it makes the entry a bit more up to date. The Deen-Dalal duo works perfectly, and we’re glad the disco boy has turned into a more classical man… This song could have been written by Joksimovic, even though it’s a bit more mid-tempo than traditional Balkan songs we’ve had in the contest. Once again, the staging will make a difference for a possible qualification.
Luka Popovic from Serbia
Bosnia will be carrying the torch for ethno Balkan ballads this year, which seem to becoming a rarity at Eurovision lately. This entry could, and probably will, easily become a hit in the former Yugoslav countries where such songs are generally popular. However, I doubt it will have huge success at the contest where songs which are not as commercial and not sung in English are falling out of favour with viewers. The rap part of the song is completely unnecessary and just doesn’t work. However, unlike some previous ethno ballads, Bosnia’s entry, to me, just lacks that major vocal wow factor. Despite this, I believe Bosnia will qualify to the final as it will be competing with Montenegro and Croatia and will surely have the support of its big diaspora in Austria and Sweden. Always an extra point from me for singing in your own language.
Jaime Solloso from Spain
At first glance you feel that you have traveled to the 80s, the song starts very slowly and starts to play on the vocals of the duo. It’s very much a Bosnian national song but not a classic. It’s lacking that kick in the vocals. The sounds are superb, easily encompassing Bosnian style and heritage but for me the vocals could do with being brought up a notch, perhaps through a stronger chorus. The rap adds nothing to the song, it’s more irritating than admirable. I guess the idea was to add that kick I mentioned but instead of using something more logical, they added a pointless rap. The staging could be key on this one but I’ll be surprised if it does anything important.
*oikopanel is consisted of Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece), Morten Kaiser (Denmark), Jaime Solloso (Spain), Olivier Rocher (France), Victor Cruz Lafuente (Spain), Luka Popovic (Serbia), Alenka Alexandrovic (Switzerland) and Andreas Athanasiou (Greece)