Serbia

Serbia Second Rehearsal

Oh Serbia, what have you done. Last time I praised them for the clean and contemporary visual approach, now they are throwing esc clichee stuff in. Sorry, but terrible decision on outfit. Last time, Tijana looked like a credible artist, this now just looks needy, dated and distracting.

Very disappointing.

Serbia second rehearsal

Tijana is still alone on stage during most of the song - towards the end of the song she is joined by a dancer who then runs off and back on for the very last seconds of the performance.

She looks great in her white gown with mostly uncovered legs. The only thing I don't like about it is the necklace that seems very tight. She sounds vocally perfect.

Montenegro Reception at the Hotel Opera live in Kyiv

Montenegro Party....

Montenegro Party

This year we had a fantastic treat from the Montenegro Delegation as they prepared a reception for the the delegations from Slovenia, Serbia, Albania, Croatia, Macedonia and obviously their own performer, Slavko.

Hosted by the Hotel Opera, the reception, which started at 7pm began with food, wine, brandy and vodka. The invited press and local VIPs were given plenty of food and allowed to mix with the singers and other members form the delegations that were there. As this is a social occasion we refrained from taking interviews form the performers, but you can check all the previous interviews with them on the ESCKAZ.com youtube channel.

After about 30 minutes the food and drink was put to one side and the delegations too to the small stage and sang their songs one by one; video clips may be found here;

There was also a short speech from the Head Of Delegation Sbrejia (check name etc) which can be found here;

Some photos from the event may be found here;

Montenegro Party 2017

Finally I enjoyed myself immensely when Omar Naber was on stage by standing in the audience with the singer from Serbia,Tijana Bogicevic and sang his song together - we noticed that the Serbia National broadcaster was filming this so this will for sure appear on their news programs at some point - OH NO!!!

Finally we found this to be a great party, and we send great appreciation to the delegation of Montenegro for inviting us to it, with special thanks to Ervin Juhász and Sabrija Vulic

Day 3 Review

Here's my day 3 review:

The big winners of 1st half 2nd semi for me today were:

- Romania.
This is an easy one. The overall package is much more fun than what we have seen in the Romanian National Final.
What they can improve: More camera focus on Ilinca as Alex takes too much space at the moment.

- Denmark.
Just a superb performer in every run through. I can not believe how well she handles the camera interaction.
What they can improve: Change her outfit so it fits better to the color scheme of the backdrop.

The losers of today:

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