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Thursday 14 May 2009

Dix Points: Bosnia

Having rambled on at great length yesterday I'll keep this brisk and business-like.

For number two in my top three moments from recent Eurovisions we go back to last year's contest held in Belgrade. The competition was won by some forgettable song from Russia, but for me the highlight was the entry from Bosnia & Herzegovina: Laka with "Pokusaj". It finished a respectable tenth, thanks in part to it receiving twelve points (first place) from the hosts Serbia - just proving that music heals all wounds.

I genuinely like the song, in a poppy/proggy way, but it was the extraordinary performance that really sold it. It manages to be both highly symbolic and totally incomprehensible at the same time. If any of you have any idea what it is meant to mean please let me know - surely the mad girl, the washing line and the knitting brides can't be completely random?

Anyway here is the download and a clip of the performance.

1 comment:

  1. There an English translation of the lyrics here:

    ....but I still have no clue as to what it all means