Patrick: Sergej Cetkovic – a man with big hands and an even bigger voice. Ahead of his first rehearsal I was already in love with this song, and with the story about his world of love. Now I’m also a big fan of the performance. Vocally he’s perfect and he doesn’t need any coaching. The staging is so wonderful and colourful that it becomes magic. I really love the ballerina and the clothes of the backing vocalists. Everything looks so perfect – Hvala Montenegro!
Wiwi: You can’t teach people to sing like Sergej. You’re either born with his gift or you’re not. The background is absolutely stunning, and I imagine that’s what an LSD trip would look like. I love Sergej’s black suit. I don’t like the rather cheap looking roller blader who, with one wrong move, could send Sergej tumbling. Get rid of her. She is unnecessary and a bit of a distraction. I’m glad Sergej read our notes and has worked on his facial expressions during the instrumentals. He’s more natural. He’s also en route to the final!
Bogdan: This is an example of a good song and a good singer with bad staging. While Sergej’s “Moj Svijet’ stands a good chance of qualifying for the Grand Final, its staging might bring it down. The background doesn’t make much sense (why didn’t they use shots of beautiful Montenegro?) and the rollerblading makes even less. I know that this is a song contest and it’s a shame because “Moj Svijet” is one of the best songs of the competition, but a certain hamster wheel might steal Sergej’s spotlight, I’m afraid. You have to try harder next time, Montenegro.
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