Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Serbia

Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you haven’t heard about what we’re doing here and how this system is working, feel free to click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more of these articles are completed, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can skip between all competing 40 entries! Right, shall we get started?

Today we are looking at another semi-final one entry – Serbia. Returning after a year’s absence, the Balkan nation (winners in 2007) have plumped for Bojana Stamenov with a song titled ‘Beauty Never Lies.’ Originally performed in Serbian, this is an upbeat dance-pop tune with typical motivational lyrics (‘yes, I’m different and it’s OK’) but an impressive vocalist in Bojana, who featured in the Serbian version of Got Talent a few years back. Some say it’s lost its power since the language switch though…

Our opinions:

Rory – Serbia is quite the contender this year I think! The song would have been a lot stronger in Serbian, but still – this is one I’d be keeping my eye out for!  Score: 8 points out of 12.

Lewis –It’s well sung, and it makes a change from all of the ballads this year. Whether the audiences will warm to it, I’m not so sure. Score: 6 points out of 12.

Reece – Very average – didn’t think much of it in Serbian, even less so in English. Bland lyrics over a run-of-the-mill beat, but certainly not a load of rubbish. Score: 4 points out of 12.

Lauren – Bojana Stamenov has a good voice.  Lyrically, the song is like a much more intense version of All About That Bass by Megan Trainor, and I think it’ll do pretty well this year! Score: 8 out of 12.

That’s our opinions then – 26 out of a possible 48 points. But have your say by voting in the poll below.

Did you vote? By the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate the Serbian song! In the meantime, stay tuned to ESC Views for more opinions and thoughts from the team. Anything else you wish to say? Let us know in the comments below!


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