Nije ljubav stvar
From Balkan Ballad to Balkan Funk
Today the Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—traveled to Belgarde where we spray painted the streets with graffiti and reviewed Zeljko Joksimovic’s 2012 Eurovision entry, “Nije ljubav stvar.” That means “Love is not a thing.” Was this song our thing? Read on to find out.
Deban: Zeljko sets the mood with “Nije Ljubav Stvar,” and by doing so, he inadvertently elevates the overall level of taste present in the second semi final. The instruments feature heavily as part of the spotlight. His voice translates as an added instrument. Complimentary, yet audibly stronger. The slightest movement is choreographed to the finest […]
For Zeljko Joksimovic—Serbia’s contestant for ESC 2012—it was a matter of double your pleasure, double your fun. On March 10 he debuted his Eurovision entry “Synonym” in English. Then he performed the Serbian-language verison of the song, which is entitled “Nije ljubav stvar.” We won’t know which version he’ll choose to perform in Baku until […]
Listen to “Nije ljubav stvar” and read the lyrics now!