|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on February 21, 2018 at 1:50 AM|
It was expected after the victory of Salvador Sobral last year, that this year a lot of countries would return more to their national roots. It is a kind of unwritten law of Eurovision, that countries kind of copy the kind of song of the former winner.
Actually specially the Balkan was till 2-3 years always the countries still sending traditional sounds to Eurovision. In the last years it switched and for example in 2017 a lot of Balkan countries started to send English pop songs, e.g. FYR Macedonia.
Maybe due to the bad results or maybe the victory of Portugal last year re-inspired the Balkan countries to return to the kind of songs they sent for decades.
Also Serbia selected already in a national the song and artist for Lisbon.
It’s Balkanika & Sanja Ilic with the song “Nova deca” who will represent Serbia in Lisbon.
The song remembers the kind of songs they send in the early 2000 to Eurovision. The performance of the female singers remembers a bit Alexander Rybaks performance of 2010.
Some beats are a kind of face lifting for the song, but the bottom line still is that the second Balkan country is sending a traditional Balkan song to Eurovision. This always is difficult in the grand final, because the potential points will have to be split by the audience to two similar kind of songs.
Eurovision on top will follow the Serbian entree and like always update you. Keep tuned.