Klapa s Mora are representing Croatia this year in Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Mizerija” a song which is depicting the traditional music of Croatia. Today Croatia had their first rehearsal and here is the report from their stage presentation.
WHAT WE LIKED
Indeed the six boys from Croatia have a very powerful vocal performance on stage. It is very interesting to see how a nation keeps their tradition and through simplicity (with no special stage presentation, no pyros or funcy effects) they can impress you with just their voices. The performance looks amazing but int he end you will forget the tune and ultimately the entire entry.
WHAT WE DISLIKED
They are too static (not that they could do more than that) and the traditional costumes will not make anyone interested that’s for sure. It’s 2013 and unfortunately traditional music and presentation does no good to anyone. I cannot see them qualifying!
INFORMATION ABOUT CROATIA
Klapa singing is a traditional Croatian form of vocal music originating from Dalmatia, in southern Croatia. In December 2012, UNESCO inscribed klapa singing on its list of world intangible heritage of Europe. This year Croatia has formed a special klapa for the Eurovision Song Contest made up of singers who are young, but rich in experience.
PHOTO: OLLE KIRCHMEIER / SVT