Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Bosnia and Herzegovina – “Ljubav Je” By Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala

Deen-Dalal-Bosnia-Herzegovina-2016Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

TheBosnia and Herzegovina song is called “Ljubav Je” and is performed by Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala.

ARTIST

Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala are internationally respected artists with more than 150 regional and international awards.

Dalal started a group called Erato in 1999, and was the main author of two albums, Backstage and Make up. She continued as a solo artist, and is known for her performances at the Monument jazz club in Sarajevo. In 2015 she performed Amazing Grace at a concert organised during the visit of Pope Francis.

Deen, born in 1982 in Sarajevo, is a regional pop sensation. In 2004, he represented Bosnia and Hercegovina at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song In The Disco. Deen has released three albums so far: Ja Sam Vjetar Zaljubljeni, In the Disco and Anđeo a greškom.

Ana Rucner is a cello instrumentalist, born in Zagreb, Croatia. She is one of Croatia’s most successful performers and her shows have been well received all over the world. Her albums include For little Angels: Classical Lullabies, eXpression rock classic, and World classics & Croatian beauties.

Jasmin Fazlic-Jala was born in 1986 in Sarajevo. He has released three solo albums as a hip-hop artist: Replay, Rijec na rijec and Pakt sa djavolom.

SONG

Four individual styles bring very interesting mixture to the song. There is an esteemed internationally known Croatian cellist in the team. Deen & Dalal are bonded by a friendship nurtured for over twenty years. They became friends before their music careers, and this friendship survived despite many trials and tribulations, all because of love they feel for each other, and that is the subject of their song.

OFFICIAL VIDEO

OPINION

Possibly the oddest combination I have ever known but somehow I am drawn to it. I’m not sure if it’s the fact there’s Lorraine Chase strumming a big instrument between her legs, the flawless skin of the bald Rylan Clark with the awesome suit, the amazing voice of the larger version of Tulisa or the fact they have the Bosnian Eminem make an appearance. Either way, I love how they have kept it semi-traditional and also sang in their own language. As for the song, well I don’t love it but I definetly don’t hate it…

PREDICTION

This could go either way – it’s so different that it could win and shock everyone or it could flop. I’m going to take a punt and say I reckon it will qualify and perhaps even finish top five!

LYRICS

“Trebace mi tvoje tijelo
Kad oci zatvorim
Oko mene sve je bijelo
Cak i sivi zidovi

Nemam kome da se vratim
Samo tebi vjerujem
Dugove cu sve da platim
Na ljubav se zaklinjem

Ljubav je zacarani krug
Svako dode na svoj red, svako plati svoj dug
Ljubav je, sve sto imamo
Svako bira svoj grijeh, jedno drugom prastamo

Tako trebam tvoje tijelo
Kad oci zatvorim
Srce se u tebe klelo
Kako da ti oprostim

Nemam kome da se vratim
Samo tebi vjerujem
Dugove cu sve da platim
Na ljubav se zaklinjem

‘mjesto kapetan da budem, bir’o sam da budem pirat
‘mjesto sretan da budem, bir’o sam tugu u inat
Moja prica je rulet, ulažem, ne znam kasirat, njenim ocima uklet, više se ne znam nasmijat
Zna me mamit’ oblinama nakon case, dv’je vina, ona nije ta sto ce mi sutra roditi sina
Opet nijedna ne zna me tako magicno dirat’, opet tragicno biram jer davo ne da mi mira

Ljubav je zacarani krug
Svako dode na svoj red, svako plati svoj dug
Ljubav je, sve sto imamo
Svako bira svoj grijeh, jedno drugom prastamo

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

I’ve been dying for your body
You make me feel alive
Everywhere I look you’re shining
Even when I close my eyes

You’re the one that I belong to
No one else could make me stay
I will right my every wrong so
Our love will show us the way

Love is all… a vicious paradise
Gives you everything, but you’ve gotta pay the price
Love is all… best thing we can get
Even after all your sins, I’ll forgive you and forget

I am dying for your body
I just wanna feel alive
Even though you make my heart ache
Still don’t wanna say goodbye

You’re the one that I belong to
No one else could make me stay
I will right my every wrong so
Our love will show us the way

Instead of being a captain, I chose the life of a pirate
Instead of being a happy man, my soul feels like its crying
Life is a game of roulette, a wheel that I’ll be trapped inside in
Those eyes I’ll never forget, and without them living is dying
And so she’s dancing around me, when I’ve had a glass too many
But, damn, as soon as I’m sober I know we won’t have a family
Only she knows how to give me what feels like heavenly magic
I hear the devil is laughing, I know the end will be tragic!

Love is all… a vicious paradise
Gives you everything, but you’ve gotta pay the price
Love is all… best thing we can get
Even after all your sins, I’ll forgive you and forget”

Good luck guys!

Let me know your thoughts and keep me from going Eurovision mad!

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