The girls have changed their outfit, as over the mostly white dress they are now wearing a tight black top. Of course styling is always a matter of taste, but I definitely like this more than what I saw the first time. Vocally it sounds flawless, apart from some timing issues in the first run but that may have been a sound issue as is not unusual today, so expecting to have that improved in further rounds.
Sanja Ilić and Balkanika just had their first rehearsal. There's been a lot work done after the national final with more choreograpy now. The girls are all wearing white dresses with black accents. Vocally it's sounding good already and it looks well with golden accents in the background. To me it sounds very relaxing after the pretentiousness from Norway.
The song “New children” has a strong message that speaks about new and modern generations that are able to change the world into a better and more beautiful place, where love and peace leads. The reggae arrangement of the song happened spontaneously during the group’s studio session and they decided to leave it that way.
The author of the English lyrics is Serbian producer, songwriter and artist Luke Black whose song “Demons” was one of the potential representatives for Serbia in 2016.
Sanja Ilic & Balkanika will perform third at the second semi final on May 10th. They will perform the Serbian version of their entry on the Eurovision stage with 6 performers - three female vocalists, one male vocalist, a percussionist and a flute player. They will wear costumes by Serbian fashion designer Nevena Ivanovic (Neodesign) and choreography will be by Milan Gromilić. They will also work with director Gorčin Stojanović, who made the winning Eurovision performance of Marija Šerifović with song “Molitva” in Helsinki.
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