With barbed wire and aluminium foil, Bosnia & Herzegovina are serving the most metallic performance of Eurovision 2016. Deen & Dalal and Ana Rucner & Jala all played their parts well as they performed “Ljubav Je”, delivering a memorable — if totally bonkers — performance.
The stage begins quite dark and mysterious, oozing maleficence as Deen and Dalal feel separation through a giant wall of barbed wire. And just as you think the stage doesn’t need any more metal, the camera pans across to Ana Rucner, who plays her cello while dressed in a metallic foil cape. The cape wrapped around her gives the illusion of a rotisserie chicken, which suits Ana well as she serves up some breast and thigh in a little black dress.
But wait, there’s more! Jala then jumps into the picture with his aggressive Bosnian rap. Producers seem to have turned the volume up on Ana during this segment, which helps drown Jala out and make the rap section more bearable. The LED wall along the back is drenched in blue, creating a magical mood as Deen and Dalal dramatically belt out the final chorus.
Overall, the performance is bringing power and energy in a way that only Bosnia and Herzegovina can.
The Balkan Eurovision powerhouse have returned to this years contest and have maintained a 100% qualification strike rate from the semi finals to the grand final. Do we think they can continue that trend in 2016?
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)