Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package
Rapping aside, and given Bosnia are among friends in semi-final 1, there should be enough support to ensure they're in the race for qualification.
90 minutes of torture to present one 3-minute song. Welcome back and all that, but with less money spent on an unnecessary show, perhaps we’d end up with a more competitive song.
Anyway for future reference, Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner & Jala, will be known as DDAJ. DDAJ will be performing Ljubav je, in Stockholm.
Early expectations were sort of met with the dramatic Balkan-cum-Željko instrumentation. The classy cello introduction works well, as does the duet between Dalal and Deen, though I don’t think the optics work well – they’re a bit of a an odd couple. This sophisticated package falls apart when trio are gatecrashed by rapper, Jalal, who looks like he’s just crossed from Syria and has almighty chip on his shoulder.
Rap doesn’t tend to do well at Eurovision, especially the aggressive stuff. FYR Macedonia already had a non-qualifier on their hands in 2010, but the rapper sealed it for them. Greece’s rap/ethno mix performed much stronger in 2011, but Watch My Dance had a radio-friendly sheen to it, as well as massive diaspora.
Rapping aside, and given Bosnia are among friends in semi-final 1, there should be enough support to ensure they’re in the race for qualification. In the final, however, I don’t see them making the left hand side of the scoreboard, with or without the new scoring rules.
Will Europe love Bosnia & Herzegovina?