BACKSTAGE MAY 13: SERBIAN PARTY A BIG REUNION
Although the Serbian representatives MOJE 3 almost welcomed a new day on the Friday night in the Press center, it didn`t stop them to warmly and cheerful host the delegations from the former Yugoslavia at the party on Saturday afternoon. Traditionally maintenance delegations party continues this year. On Saturday, on the order was Serbian party. Event was held in a villa of Serbian immigrants, which is located 10 kilometers outside the city of Malmö.
Organized buses were running from Gustav Adolf Square and at the entrance visitors greeted by hosts: Nevena, Sara and Mirna, along with Marija Šerifović (ESC 2007 Winner) and thewhole Eurovision team of Radio Television Serbia. Serbian specialties such as plum brandy (“rakija”), meat specialties and homemade pastries improve and more relaxed the atmosphere.
Then in front mics stopped MOJE 3, with backing vocals Ksenija, Dunja and Jelena and sang a set of songs like “Euphoria”, “Valerie” (Amy Winehouse), “Where Have You Been” (Rihanna) and of course “Ljubav je svuda”, in Serbian and English (Love is around us). Then MOJE 3 left the microphones to Hannah, representative of the Slovenia , after her performed Montenegrins “Who See” and Nina Nina žižić. Croatian representatives, “Klapa from the sea” sang the a cappella version of their song “Mižerja.”
The FYR Macedonia’s representatives were unable to attend the Serbian party because they were on schedule for second rehearsal and press conference in Malmo arena. Serbian party has gathered a huge number of representatives of European media attention and special attention was caused about the football club Malmo , who gave the sports jersey with the players signatures to Serbian ESC team.
By of the desire of media guests and attending diplomats, began to sing and Marija Šerifović. Four former Yugoslav republics will compete in the First Semi-Final: Serbia (as 16th), Croatia (as 4th), Slovenia (as 3rd) and Montenegro (as 9th). FYR Macedonia’s representatives Esma & Lozano will perform in the Second Semi Final as 3rd. One more country was missing beside Montenego, to fill “the picture” – Bosnia and Hercegovina who, by financial reasons decided not to participate to ESC 2013.
Serbian party was in the sign of great music, delicious food and friendly atmosphere. For all who were present on Saturday, this pleasant break with socializing and in outdoor, will be very useful to to successfully overcome the upcoming Eurovision days .