Whenever the clock hits midnight on a Wednesday, we enter the new (well not really) dimension of our weekly feature, the Throwback Thursday. This week we decided to go all out and say “Vrag Naj Vzame” to all the “Heavy Weather” we’ve been experiencing and just move to the most northern Balkan country, Slovenia.
Despite having hard time picking a song to go through and share our thoughts on, the fairly catchy and neon colored performance Rebeka Dremelj put in Belgrade is the ultimate definition of how (not) to stage a song!
The song, the stage show, the color scheme!
A catchy tune sung in a native language. Many had high hopes of Slovenia achieving its best result and winning over the hearts of Europe with “Vrag Naj Vzame”. Looking back at things and how the contest has evolved, this is the textbook definition of how to ruin any chance of a qualification.
The entire stage show felt bizarre and not in tune with the vibe of the song. The bright colors, the neon cage and the fact that Rebeka was dragging her backing dancers on stage truly made this one of the most memorable car crash moment of that year.
However, looking on the bright side of things ….. This is one of the more memorable performances of the year and it certainly did resonate enough with fans, putting her 11th our of 19 competing acts in the semi.
To sum things up, the song definitely did not age like wine, the stage show was appalling but the overall impression was – lighthearted and catchy!
There’s a bit of an unknown story about this performance. No, not the awful clothes or the terrible English version that they thankfully didn’t perform in Belgrade. But about Rebeka herself, who was so furious at not qualifying that she got straight back in her car and drove back to Ljubljana – allegedly without getting changed out of the green either!
A poor entry, and literally no idea what they were thinking about with the staging.
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