At Eurovision 2011 she served as a backing vocalist for Serbia. But on Tuesday Tijana Bogicevic finally stepped out of the shadows and took centre stage during her first rehearsal in Kyiv.


The 35-year-old stunner slipped into an all-white number consisting of a spaghetti strap top and billowing trousers. We’re assuming this isn’t her stage costume — it was a bit too simple — but it likely gives a hint of the colouring she intends to deploy on stage.

The number opens with close ups of Tijana in the shadows against a dark green LED. When the pre-chorus hits a stream of bright white lights shoot down from the stage’s light ring and the LED features water bubbles, which grow in intensity as the song progresses.

Eventually a male dancer appears wearing white trousers and a white button-up, which he leaves open to show his smooth chest and gym-honed abs. The dancing is very interpretive — she pushes him to the floor and he rolls around, carried by the whirlpool floor which features a series of crashing waves. Unfortunately you don’t actually see the LED waves until after he’s rolling around, so it looks like he’s giving birth or having severe stomach cramping.

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jj
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jj

Serbia wanted to do the ring/hoop, but the Ukrainian hosts told them it couldn’t be done. It seems strange as the ring would be a fairly easy thing to do – just hang it from the rafters or something else. I don’t see why they couldn’t accommodate it.

Joe
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Joe

Tbh, boring and the vocals need to improve. If this were Belgium, Portugal or Ireland she would be out. But Serbia will qualify.

Americanvision
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Americanvision

I want her in her ring swing! Vocally, she was okay but it left me a little cold in the short clip. A shame because I like the song and want it to make an impact for starting its semi.

If anything, it helped Austria’s chances.

Eve
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Eve

Oh no, I was rooting for someone in the ring 😛
Don’t sure if this is memorable opening.. we”ll see..

Marc
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Marc

Serbia like Poland this year wouldn’t qualify without diaspora voting for sure.
This is just flat and forgettable af

M_K
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M_K

If they had put her in her ring, at least it would have been memorable somehow. Even though the hookline is catchy, the whole song already suffers from a lack of musical substance and I fear that a shirtless man performing interpretative dance around her is only going to highlight that fact even more. I also don’t think that white & blue is the right colour scheme for this song.

AngieP
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AngieP

I like the background! I also liked the dancer! Yeah, it reminded me of “Walk on water” to be honest! Vocally she was on point!

But, I am confused! I really like the song, but I feel like they could have thought of sth more inspired!

MWS
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MWS

Walking on water? For her encore will she feed the entire audience in Kyiv with just 5 loaves and 2 Fish 😀

K
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K

Don’t like Serbia, but do wish we had Deban anchoring all these reviews (in general).

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Is the male dancer the one that appeared on her music video or someone else? Please ask her wiwibloggs

DNCE
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DNCE

That’s the guy from the video!

coryn
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coryn

tijana from macedonia few years back had a terrible staging with a single dancer, hope this is not the similar thing, where completely was ruined an otherwise great song

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I’m falling so deep… cos I- I- I- I- feel like I can walk on waterrr! 😀
A soft and extremely nostalgic start to SF2. This doesn’t look too bad, except that there is now officially nothing new about this entry AT ALL.
P.S. I still hear the Sugababes “About you now” in the Verses. Tut tut.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Speaking of which… Miranda Cosgrove’s version of About You Now is what I call a revamp. Take notes, Albania.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I love the Miranda Cosgrove video. Her boy in that video needs to come out as gay though. Haha. 😛

anonymous91
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anonymous91

is Tijana copying Ira Losco’s Walk On Water haha

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Very similiar staging.
Seriously. These interpretive dancers need to GO. I have never seen a Eurovision entry enhanced by these prancing goons.
Am a little worries about Tijana now. I still really like the song but she’s not delivering particularly well and the staging has done her no favours. Maybe there’s a reason she was a backing singer last time?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Insipid performance for an insipid song. It barely worked for Ira Losco, I don’t expect it to do much for her.