On May 10 they were among the ten acts that managed to qualify from the second semi-final to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. And as a bit of stress-relief before the grand final on May 12, Balkanika decided to make fun of themselves.

The band released a parody of their performanceon their official YouTube channel, with each member impersonating another member.

Balkanika — “Nova deca”: Parody

Danica Krstic, the lead female vocalist, impersonated the flute player Ljuba Dimitrijevic; the lead male vocalist Mladen Lukic impersonated Danica Krstic; and the drummer Sale Radulovic impersonated vocalist Nevena Paripovic. Nevena Ivanovic, who designed Balkanika’s onstage costumes, impersonated Mladen. And Iva Banicevic, the third female vocalist, filmed the whole video.

Regardless of whether you follow all of that or not, you’ll surely appreciate this insight into how one delegation unwinds in their spare time.

The constant laughter and the ironic approach to their performance convey the group’s camaraderie — something we noticed during our extended blue carpet interview with them on Sunday. It was our longest interview of the night owing to their chatty nature and ability to make fun of each other and themselves.

Although the odds were not on their side and many viewers consider them as a surprise qualifier, the group remained confident about their act heading into the final.

“It’s really important that people understood the things we are about to say, or were saying, about new children, about love and about those children who make a better world for us,” Mladen Lukic said at the press conference after the second semi-final.

“We are those new children, so start making this world better. Have you heard it?”

Rewatch Balkanika’s performance in ESC 2018 semi-final 2

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65 Comments on "Serbia: Balkanika make fun of themselves in parody of their Eurovision performance"

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Bram
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Even with a beard, Danica still looks cute.

Julià de Lòria
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They made fun of themselves while in Eurovision. Their whole thing was disastrous, especially that brainless ugly drummer and that old grey chimpanzee. Yuck, gross!!!

Pavel Loncar
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Franka refused to talk to those serben untermenschen while in Lisbon. I am proud of her and she is Croatia’s true winner this year!

jojo
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Franka had ugly mannequin cheekbones and a super wide mouth. She looked prematurely aged too. Yucky face!

Fatima
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Shame on you Julià for likening Ljubomir Dimitrijevi? to a chimpanzee. If a man had said that about a elderly woman, he would have been rightly vilified.

Pollaski
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Ah, they couldn’t hold it together.

Parodies are way funnier when you act like you’re taking it seriously.

Sabrina
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While some are fighting over the results (as if it would change anything…) and offending other people for having different music tastes, I prefer to keep watching this video. Or rewatching the performances.

EuroFan
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So, wiwibloggs, I have a question for you- why are you not removing hate speech comments?

Sean
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They should go with performance like that, Eurovision is circus anyway.

Byrne
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They don’t need to play clowns. They ARE clowns, not artists!

Sean
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Nothing wrong in being clown, better than sad coward hater behind computer.

Dejan
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I’m pretty sure that your contry wasn’t even in the GF since you are so mad about some “clown” performance that comes from irrelevent and small place called Serbia, that yet alwas get people talking about it. And I repeat, it’s still “irrelevant” but still draws attention, lol.. How so? 😉

Pavel Loncar
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This is not a matter of attention, idiot, but a matter of unfinished business that we Croatians have with you! Even microbes are small and irrelevant but they can cause a great damage, so that’s why Croatians keep Europe clean and healthy from microbes and cancerous cells known as serbians. We are great at exterminating them, as you already know!

Dejan
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That’s called genocide. If you don’t know the meaning of it, google it. Not sure if your contry is going to like the way you represent your homeland here, btw.

Pavel Loncar
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It is called a genocide when it is committed against humans but serbs are subhumans so they don’t qualify for such entitlement.

Anita
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P.S.: This is the best article in days! Thanks Javana.

Gerome
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You Serbians got the GF ticket undeservedly, then you ruined it with that horrible performance and later on with that moron displaying your flag all over the place. We don’t need another bullcrap from you! Just disappear till the next year!!!

CROATIAN FOR EVER!!!
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That’s what Europe gets when it gives a finger to them! They demand an arm afterwards!

Magyar
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Subhumans!!! Wish Albanians and Croatians killed them all!

perrs
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Albanian, Croats, Hungarians kill many Serb in period 1914 to 1918, 1941 to 1945 and 1991 to 1995.

jojo
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They were Nazi allies to the hilt. They also massacred Jews.

Someone
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Perrs and the other ones.. What your are talking about is called GENOCIDE. Just sad…

jojo
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Nazi boy! Hitler would be proud of you!

jojo
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You Croat gay euroweenies sure do hate Serbs.

Sean
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Jojo, this troll is A lbanian, it’s obvious.

perrs
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when Bulgaria did that 2016 in final you don t write comment. And singer run like sprinter to Jamala to congratulation her when Ukraine won contest.

Sean
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Hahaha, you just make me laugh, so brave behind computer! Carry on with these comments, you are so amusing!

jojo
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No, Serbia deserved to go to the finals since they were far more in tune than many of the other acts which made it. Serbia’s performance started to come together during the last rehearsals and for many people it was their favorite – not some generic pop trash or chicken clucking which ranked at the top.

Someone
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That was well said.. A MORON.. So don’t judge the whole contry based on one man.. I’m from Serbia and it was cringy for me too to watch him. I think it’s much worser what you are doing, hating a whole contry, which says a lot about you and from where you come from.. And btw, our song is probably the only one this year, which showed contries tradition.. We didn’t send chickens or wannabe Beyonce and so on, cause the list is long.

Anita
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It’s killing me – it made my day. 😀 Thanks for sharing.

Sara
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I loved Serbias song. So powerful!

Someone
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Thanks Sara, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter which contry sent the best song, it just matters if the song is good or not.. That shouldn’t depend on the contry that the song comes from. XO