Last night, the band Regina debuted their song “Bistra Voda”, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s entry into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest:
Overall, it’s a pretty good song. It certainly has the dramatic, austere feel that the previous two Eurovision winners has. For some reason, there was a revolution feel to the staging. Regina lined up in a way that sort of resembled the “Spirit of ’76” painting, while off to the side, two women in khaki dresses and caps held large orange flags. (Not to mention the vaguely Soviet-era agitprop graphics on the screen behind them.) It all lent an air of gravitas to the song, although its meaning was a little fuzzy to me. Still, a nice effort, and another song that I think is going to grow on me.