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Sunday, 26 May 2013 14:15

Serbia: Moje 3 Go Their Separate Ways

In 2013, for the second time in their participation history, Serbia failed to get through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest by virtue of finishing in eleventh place with just forty-six (46) points, making it the worst result ever from the balkan country. As a matter of fact, when they failed to qualify back in 2009 with the song Cipela performed by Mark Kon & Milaan, they had still finished in tenth place but the jury opted for Croatia who were represented by a beautiful ballad which had originally finished fiftheenth. Moje 3, the artists who did represent Serbia this year called it a day and will no longer perform as a group. 

RTS, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Serbia were said to be extremely disappointed with the result especially considering that they had finished in third place the previous year thanks to Nije Ljubav Stvar performed by Zeljko Joksimovic. Ljubav Je Svuda, the song which closed the first semi-final was one of the surprises of the song but it seems that the horrendous outfits and make-up did not help the viewers pick up their phones and vote. Image is quite important, even in the Eurovision Song Contest. The group got together after finishing as the top three of the talent show, Prvi Glas Srbije and weren't expected to remain together unless success came their way. All the three of them will pursue solo careers with Mirna set to release her debut album at some point this year. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news. 

Source: RTS


Matt Mercieca, Lina Eriksson and Magnus Kaxe represent different genres of music but all are part of the music industry and therefore bring in wealth of experience when analysing the songs competing in this years' Eurovision Song Contest and this is the main reason why the editorial board of escflashmalta.com sought to engage them in particular. All of the information is obtained from the official website of the international spectacle and indeed, pertaining to the running order as decided by the producers, Serbia will be performing in slot number sixteen (16) from the sixteen (16) entries which will be competing during the first semi-final. RTS, the broadcaster resposible for the participation of Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest will be represented by the song Ljubav Je Svuda composed by Saša Milošević to the lyrics of Marina Tucaković with vocals provided by the trio known as Moje 3.

Three extraordinary vocal talents, Mirna, Nevena and Sara, are this year’s most successful participants of the talent show Prvi Glas Srbije (The First Voice of Serbia). Having gained popularity due to their exceptional performances, they decided to reunite and participate as a trio in the Serbian national final for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Their victory has been a dream come true and has given them the opportunity to represent their country at this international event. Mirna (20) was born in the city of Subotica. She has been playing the violin, the piano and the guitar since a very young age. Mirna is adept at performing in all musical genres, from pop-rock to jazz to traditional Serbian music. As a huge Eurovision fan, she has always watched it with her family, and she promised her grandmother that one day she would participate in it. To her fans, she says: “Stay with us until the end and we will do our best to bring joy to the entire nation”.

Nevena (18) was born in Kosovska Mitrovica. She is a third year student at the Belgrade Music Academy. With her song Piši mi, she has already gained the third place in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Rotterdam. Over the years, she has participated in numerous festivals in the region. She says that Ljubav Je Svuda was especially written for the three of them and that it is about a girl who is in love, but cannot decide between the good and the bad sides of love, hence the title “Love is everywhere”. To her fans, she says: “I want my fans to be healthy, happy and smiling all the time, to enjoy music and I'll do my best to please them.” Sara (19) was born and raised in Rome. Although she is only 19 years old, she dominates the stage with her presence and movements. Sara displayed her talent for music and acting at a very early age. She is a second year student at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, but music is currently her most important goal. After her participation in Prvi Glas Srbije, she gained a large fan base in a short time. Sara finds her greatest inspiration in Beyonce.


Moje 3 were selected to represent Serbia in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest following the return of a national selection process. Beosong had been stopped for a couple of years noting that the broadcaster wanted to cut back on costs and organise a number of small scale selections which involved only two/three artists with the focus being on the songwriter/s. This time round though things changed and Beosong marked it's return to the joy of the public in general noting that ratings were relatively high. The winning trio did not seem to have a lot of competition from the voting figures noting that when the top five were selected, they still managed to outnumber their first runner-up by a total of five thousand votes, despite the second runner-up being even further behind by around eighteen thousand votes in total. The song entitled Spas performed by Dušan Svilar was the closest to winning the selection after Moje 3 and the genre is very much in the vein of what Serbia is known to send to the competition.

Since debuting as an independent nation back in 2007, Serbia has never looked back and winning on their first outing was definitely a coup. Many had not considered the track Molitva by Marija Serifovic to be a winner although a good first result was definitely expected and truth be said, it is still one of the least successful winners in terms of commercial results. Nevertheless, they have maintained their success and qualification has always been assured apart from once when the jury had selected the tenth slot themselves and opted out of choosing Serbia despite Cipela by Marko Kon and Milaan had finished in tenth place. Last year Serbia finished in the second runner-up position as Zeljko Joksimovic took to the stage in a stunning rendition of the song Nija Ljubav Stvar. Serbia will be hoping to continue achieving success in the international spectacle and that a bit of Balkan pop would definitely not harm their chances.

Professional Critics Voice their Opinion

Rating: 60%

Magnus Kaxe: A strange combination of girls. All sing well and are good looking. The verse and pre-chorus is more interesting than than the chorus. Average.

Lina Eriksson: I get a feeling this song wouldn't work as well in english. Good singers in a typical ESC-song spiced just a tiny bit more modern. An ok song.

Matt Mercieca (Muxu): Ooh a girl group, I normally have a guilty pleasure for girl groups. the dance is a little tacky, and not together at all. They have good voices, and are all pretty good looking, i don't like what they are wearing. I do love how the chorus starts, but then its all goes a little down hill, i love until the singing up the scale, but then goes into a happier beat which i don't think makes sense. but I do like it. if they get there performance together, and dress up better, and do everything in synch, I think they should do ok.

Source: eurovision.tv


Published in Editorials

National selections all over the continent are coming to an end especially when considering that the month of March started just a couple of days ago. This years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be needing a lot of improvements in order to be elevated in quality but several broadcasters know that in order to do well, their tracks need to be slightly altered and the final versions presented to the European Broadcasting Union will surely denote this element. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 & cable 88.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

The premier focus of this past week has surely been the Beosong competition held in Serbia especially for the simple reason that the Former Yugoslavian country is coming off a stupendous third place finish last year with Zeljko Joksimovic and his entry Nije Ljubav Stvar. It is uncharacteristic for a song outside the ethnic ballad genre to triumph but this was certainly not the case this time round due to the fact that at the end of the evening, with around a different of five thousand votes, the group Moje 3 finished as the winners with the song Ljubav Je Svuda ahead of the first runner-up being Dusan Svilar with the track Spas. In the final show, there were another three entries competing, all having been brought down from the fifteen presented in the semi-final stage of the competition. As a matter of fact, in third place was Saška Janković with the song Duga u tvojim očima, in fourth place Halo performed by Marija Mihajlović and in fifth place were the group Sky's with the song Magija. We had the opportunity to speak to all five of the performers and their interviews will be aired this week.


Extensive coverage of the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest continues with yet another exclusive interview set to be aired this week. The focus this time round will be on none other than Jessika who participated within the selection with the track Ultraviolet co-written by Philip Vella, Thomas G:Son and Gerard James Borg. Jessika's profile in the past couple of months has definitely risen considerably for the simple reason that she is one of the main actresses in a local television series entitled Il-Klikka. This was the best showing for Jessika in the competition having managed to finish in eighth place at the end of the evening whilst also managing fourth place with the public just behind Kevin Borg, Gianluca, and Chris Grech. 


Radio International is always keen to present songs during the show apart from the weekly features and therefore, collaborating the two ideas together will see the emergence of Eurovision UnverCover whereas tracks performed at the Eurovision Song Contest will be covered by other singers. The actual tracks will be played first followed by the cover and this will make things interesting. Apart from this feature, there will be new material played on the show by a number of former representatives including Patricia Kaas. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. A round up of the national finals thus far is set to be conducted by Alasdair Rendall. Follow the show through the official website and also send your requests through the contact link which is found on the aforementioned website.

Source: Team of Radio International