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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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)