Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 7 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale from five to zero. At the end you’ll also get to cast your vote in the poll. At the end of the process you’ll get to meet the individuals behind the personas which includes staff member, readers, forum members as well as true music experts.

The first country to be reviewed and taken apart is MONTENEGRO. Sergej Ćetković was chosen to represent this Ex Yugo country in Copenhagen with the Balkan ballad “Moj svijet”. Let’s find out what they panel has to say about this song and how many points it received.

 

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5 Points

Madame Bogbrush

It’s strange that a Balkan ballad could grab me so quicky, but this one did. It is a beautiful, emotional piece of music that hits just about every spot required. The ending is a bit sudden, but apart from that, I can’t fault it. Sergej’s voice is excellent, and I have no concerns about vocals come the live performances. In a year with many Balkan countries sitting out, Montenegro will find itself without allies and this will be a difficult qualification for them. But this is surely their best chance, and their greatest ever entry. Brilliant job.

Pilau Puppy

:spins around in circles: :happily bounces up and down in joy:

 

 

 

 

 4 Points

Edgars
Who is this silly man and why is he of no regard for cliff safety? He needs to look better after child. Song is not speak to me on personal level because in Serbigrin language but melody is nice enough to be giving warm feelings to me and final uplift is of great interest to bleak times.

 

Judge Mental

A charming little intro that has both the orchestral flourishes of a ballad with the almost tribal/Celtic beats of a pop song. While the song is pretty on it’s own, I feel the orchestral flourishes of the start really make it sophisticated. As the pop rhythm begins, however, I feel it loses some of it’s sophistication and the melody (while still pretty) seems to flounder without a sense of direction. While as a musician I appreciate songs that don’t adhere to strict repetition, this time it just didn’t quite hit the mark for me. A final note: Where the heck is the final note? An ending please, people!

Alfonso

So, they brought me here, alone in a room, to listen to some songs and say my opinion. I don’t know how this will happen, will they bring the minstrels here? (Suddenly, the big screen starts playing the Montenegrin preview video) Oh, I’m having a vision! What is all this? Magic? Whatever it is, it sounds very nice. I don’t know in what language this man sings, I guess he’s a Slavic person. I hear some strange sounds in the background, but it sounds very nice and my ears don’t find all this strange. It sounds really nice, I already like this vision. Perhaps I’m the chosen one!

 

3 Points

Oooh

Some hideous tin pipes begin a painfully boring opening, but the flowing chorus is joyous enough for me. It transforms into something increasingly powerful and funky, but it is not a ballad to make a significant enough impression on the masses. Better than meh, but not amazing.

 

2 Points


Pope Wilhelm
Hello my followers, hello ESCUNITED. Bless you all. We start off this year with not so much a bang but a small, disappointing fizzle. This gentleman of Montenegro gives us what really can only be described as a pleasant song.Don’t get me wrong, pleasant can be fine but we want to be lifted. “Moj Svijet” does absolutely nothing astounding or god pleasing. This song does bring back memories of when I was on the Titanic a few years ago but those are times i’d rather forget. Where is the spark I ask?

 

 

No one or zero pointers were given out by the panel

 

CURRENT SCORE: 27

 

We gave our readers 24 hours to vote in our poll and below are the results.

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We will use the average of the Top 2 responses which are 5 and 3 points. So the “Angry Mob” gives Montenegro an additional 4 points bringing up the Final Score to 31.

That is not a bad start, make sure to follow the remaining 36 entries will do and if they can pass the Balkan ballad.

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