Over the last two weeks, Serbia has been bombarding us with information about their Eurovision 2017 entry. Tijana Bogicevic’s reveal at the end of February was followed by a teaser snippet of “In Too Deep” at the start of this week. Now we have the song in full — and Serbia are not messing around, y’all!
Tijana Bogicevic — “In Too Deep”
This is a great slice of modern pop music and Tijana is serving it up. The song surges throughout and barely leaves time to catch your breath before the breakdown — which is a real highlight of the song. Tijana’s vocals sound great and it’s left us really excited for what she’ll bring to Kyiv!
We’re also getting some real “Walk on Water” vibes by the structure of the song. There’s real drama by the end of the song which also makes it stand out against some of the other uptempo songs in this year’s contest.
Tijana looks stunning in the music video too, perched on a suspended acrobats wheel. There’s lots of modern dance throughout the video — perhaps a sign of the staging to come. In an interview earlier this week, Tijana touched on her stage performance:
“I am not afraid, we’ll prepare ourselves very well. The stage performance will be good and for me it is really important that the song is excellently recorded and that it sounds great. The rest – we will see.”
The song was written by a team including Borislav Milanov and Bo Persson. The duo were part of Bulgaria’s team for “If Love Was A Crime” in 2016, as well as Macedonia’s 2017 entry “Dance Alone”. Talk about being in demand, y’all!
Bookmakers are already tipping Serbia for success this year. Following the release of the song’s instrumental, Serbia’s odds were cut to as low as 10/1. As always we’ll be keeping an eye on the odds in the coming days to see whether the bookies still think Tijana could do very well in Kyiv.
Certainly Tiaja has a lot to live up to going in to this year. Since their return to the contest in 2015, Serbia has qualified in both years. Last year, Sanja Vucic finished 18th for Serbia in the final with “Goodbye (Shelter)”.
What do you think of Tijana’s “In Too Deep”? Do you think that Serbia can reach the top 10 once more or even better than that? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section, or shout it out on the wiwibloggs app!