Even though Yugoslavia split over twenty years ago, the region shares a rich history and culture which defines both its placing in the world and on the Eurovision stage. In fact, it is the region itself which coined the now famous term “Balkan ballad” — an often slow and emotional take on the power ballad. It just wouldn’t be Eurovision without one.
At this year’s Eurovision, we see a typical Balkan ballad in the mix courtesy of Serbia’s Nevena Božović. Croatia’s Roko gives us an English take on the genre — and a very large set of wings. North Macedonia’s Tamara Todevska sings of being proud — both of womanhood and heritage, and the manifold other characteristics that make all of us unique. Montenegro’s D mol harks back to a sound of decades past — working their harmonies as they strive to take us to “Heaven”. And Slovenia’s Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl give us the purest of moments — standing close and looking into each other’s eyes as she sings and he plays his instrument. Romance is very much alive.
But the question is: Which Ex-Yugoslav country has the best song at Eurovision 2019? You can listen to all of the songs below and then vote for your favourite. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each of your favourites before pressing submit.[polldaddy poll=10268368]
Roko - The Dream - Croatia 🇭🇷 - National Final Performance - Eurovision 2019
D mol - Heaven - Montenegro 🇲🇪 - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019
Tamara Todevska - Proud - North Macedonia 🇲🇰 - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019
Nevena Božović - Kruna - Serbia 🇷🇸 - National Final Performance - Eurovision 2019
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl - Sebi - Slovenia 🇸🇮 - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2019
Which ex-Yugoslavia country is your favourite this year? Do you think it will win Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below.