Bosnia and Hercegovina EUROVISION 2011

Lejla - 2006 Eurovision Song Contest Bosnia and Hercegovina

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Laka 'Try' Bosnia and Hercegovina Eurovision 2008

Bosnia&Hercegovina Eurovision 1993

  • Since 1993 Bosnia & Herzegovina has independently presented itself, however between 1961- 1991/2 Bosnia was a part of Yugoslavia.

The first represent for Bosnia & Herzegovina in 1993 was Muhamed Fazlagic- Fazla with the song 'Sva Bol Svijeta' translated 'The whole world's Pain'.

This Song described the Bosnian war occurring at the time. :::Personally, it would be too painful for me to go into details of this horror and what I have experienced during that time as I was still in Bosnia in 1993 along with thousand of others who share my pain.

Every year, my family follows The EUrovision song Contest , this time I have selected a few of my Favorite songs for Bosnia.

In translation this song is painful, I have found a translation below so that you may understand it better.


The whole world's pain

No, I cannot feel the stars down here from the sky

I can't find the way to rise us up the road

I can only write and send a song to you

To know I'm still alive, oh my love

When the cold and darkness sneak into my bones tonight

I will not allow the fear to push me to the lights

I still have the power to fight them all alone

If you were with me, it's easier would be

The whole world's pain in Bosnia tonight

I stay here to challenge and to fight

And I'm not afraid to stumble and fall

I'll never stop to sing, they cannot take my soul

When the cold and darkness sneak into my bones tonight

I will not allow the fear to push me to the lights

Who will then be guarding, standing all the pain

So the evil one never comes again?

The whole world's pain in Bosnia tonight

I stay here to challenge and to fight

And I'm not afraid to stumble and fall

I'll never stop to sing, they cannot take my soul

The whole world's pain in Bosnia tonight

I stay here to challenge and to fight

And I'm not afraid to stumble and fall

I'll never stop to sing, they cannot take my soul


The Next song for Bosnia and Herzegovina one of my favourite artists, a song called 'Lejla' translated 'Layla' . Hari Mata Hari presented Bosnia and Herzegovina with this song In 2006 Eurovision song contest where he performed in Athens, Greece.

This song has always remained my personal favorite throughout and will never fade, I have found a translation to it and despite the full meaning to this can't possibly translate the feeling of it I hope it helps you understand why I love it so much.

Layla

I can smell the wind down the meadow

And pain follows me like a shadow

Are you still somewhere longing for me?

Where are you hidden from me?


Put rosemary in your hair

And a flower by the old fountain

Layla, how could you love another?

Dove, my dove


Carry the tears to her instead of the song

If tomorrow they ask for your hand

You should know I wont be there

Sorrows are easily forgiven

but only love never is


How could you love another?

Dove, my dove

Carry the tears to her instead of the song

I’m leaving as if I was guilty

of loving the one I’m not allowed to love


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina entered a song in 2009, performed by another one of my fave bands REGINA with the song called 'Bistra Voda' in translation 'Clear Water' and the translation of this song


Clear Water

I’ve asked some people in my neighborhood
where does my soul live
One secret for me
they say you’re keeping, my dear
I’ve asked them to give me back
the time, days, hours,
There’s love scent
in the Spring
they say

Give me birth
at a May dawn
Bathe me
in clear water
I’m keeping a flower
when everybody else leaves
I’m keeping you
for as long as I live

Steal a bit of sun for us
there’s no tomorrow, no today
It’s easy
when a song finds your heart

Give me birth
at a May dawn
Bathe me
in clear water
I’m keeping a flower
when everybody else leaves
I’m keeping you
for as long as I live

Give me birth
at a May dawn
Bathe me
in clear water
I’m keeping a flower
when everybody else leaves
I’m keeping you
for as long as I live


  • Now I go a year back to 2008 The Eurovision Song Contest for Bosnia and Herzegovina was presented by Elvir Lakovic 'Laka' with the song 'Pokusaj' which in translation means 'Try' . This one in particular was incredible with its silliness, it was a unique song and way cool. I found myself running around to this all the time during the contest , I laugh when I look back but this is still a popular song with Bosnia and am sure a lot of people will agree, in Bosnia I mean :) . The song is silly, and funny which is why I liked it so much it was different to anything Bosnia did before and I remain proud, I am sure you will agree if you read the translation.

Try

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(I was told by Laka, the singer)

(Don’t rattle with sandals)

(Don’t pretend to be a lady)

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(Personally Laka told me)

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(Until your love is strong)

With my favorite trick

I spoof fauna and flora

that life wasn’t created in the sea

but out of love

love, love

Out of love

How many days we’ve ran over

lying down, eating bananas

so we fell onto lower branches

Without love

love, love

Without love

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

I will try to wake you up and you pretend to be awake

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(I was told by Laka, the singer)

(Don’t rattle with sandals)

(Don’t pretend to be a lady)

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(Personally Laka told me)

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(Until your love is strong)

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

I will try to wake you up and you pretend to be awake

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

(Don’t come down from the stabbur)

(I was told by Laka, the singer)

I will try to kiss you and you act stupid

(Don’t rattle with sandals)

(Don’t pretend to be a lady)

I will try to wake you up and you pretend to be awake


  • Finally, MY SONG NO1 For Bosnia and Herzegovina for this year. The 56th Eurovision Song Contest 2012 the one I have been waiting for. This years contest will be Held in Germany, The artist (King of Bosnian Music) Dino Merlin will be performing with 'Love in Rewind' and I have all the faith that Bosnia might walk away a winner :) . I have said 'Bosnia' might win so many times, but this one sticks in heart and I am just feeling certain.

Continuing their line of well-known artists, BHRT, the Bosnia and Herzegovina broadcaster, chose Dino Merlin to be their representative.

"Several years ago I avoided the Eurovision Song Contest and suggested artists such as Laka and Regina. Now, I'm in the middle of producing my new album and I'm full of ideas. Thus, it's the time to shape those ideas for the Eurovision Song Contest and I will do that with maximum energy and hard work," Merlin says.


  • His song 'Love in rewind' contains a universal message as Dino Merlin said himself, he is the musician and songwriter for this song.

Love in Rewind


(Whoaaa oooh)
One to hundred multiplied by you
It all looks great, it all looks cool
Healthy children go to school
My daughter’s in love, my son loves too
Oh on the surface, oh in the distance
It’s all the same.
Oh, in the darkness, oh don’t you notice
What a different game yeaah
If you take this life from me today
Tare it up and bury me away
For just one two .. three songs of mine,
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind.
For just one two .. three songs of mine,
hundred worries of mine
And love, love in rewind
(whoaaa ooooh)
One to hundred multiplied by two
Just like me, it’s less about you.
To keep it running on serpentine
I don’t know where to run from reality yeaaah
If you take this life from me today
Tare it up and bury me away.
For just one two ... three songs of mine,
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind.
For just one two .. three songs of mine,
Hundred worries of mine
Your love, your love in rewind

::::::Good Luck To All the Countries with their performers, but my heart goes to mother Bosnia :::::::


CONCLUDED::::: So, There it goes, Bosnia and Herzegovina came in this top 6...taking 6th place in the Eurovision Song Contest this year.... I am gutted, not because it did not win but simply because of the "neighbopuring" countries always messing it up with throwing politics in the round..... Anyway...no money....no problem!!! ---- BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR !

Bosnia and Hercegovina- Eurovision Song Contest 2011 DINO MERLIN- Love in Rewind

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Lewisoni profile image

Lewisoni 5 years ago from Kljuc

I m voting for Bosnia,of course :)


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

And I'm voting for you :)


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Lewisoni 5 years ago from Kljuc

No no...i am voting for you :)


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

Thank you, I have a lot of love for you :)

but, of course you know that.


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Lewisoni 5 years ago from Kljuc

yes i know that :)


sanjin 5 years ago

otvorio,votao hehe:))))))))))))


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

Thanks for voting :)

Sanjin


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chisom emmanuel 5 years ago from NIGERIA

war, music and love what are going to do wivout them how do get more info boiut this


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

what info is that chisom ??

hehe :)


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Lewisoni 5 years ago from Kljuc

This year, we pass

Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

I hope not :) hehehe

I hope we win ! If you mean pass, as in win then yeah, am with you


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Howdy Leptirela - It is always a difficult task to translate songs and poems, or the like, from one language to another. No matter that, let us hope that your very own favorite will be the contest winner.

despite its many tragedies over many long years, we all hope for peace and prosperity in your corner of the world, a very beautiful area it is, too.

Thanks for this well-written and nicely illustrated article.

Gus :-)))


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

Howdy :: Gus TheRedneck :: my fellow writer =)

It's not always about winning as you know,and am happy that Bosnia is taking part in it, though this year's song contains something else so I'm hoping that will be the secret to winning =)

And yes, the tragedy, well that left a lot of people torn- in, and out of Bosnia.


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John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great article and awesome pictures.


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Lewisoni 5 years ago from Kljuc

somehow I am sure that we win :))


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This is fun, every year we sit down and watch this show. I have grown weary of it in recent years, as too much "you scratch my back, I scratch yours" kind of co-voting seems to spoil it now. I try to like it for the many kinds of music and culture that it showcases. I like that part. A world with no borders or barriers would be just magical, and we would all benefit. Nice hub.


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

thanks Lewis :)) I hope it wins this time

Your right Astra Nomik .... Every year I happen to like at least 8 different countries and their song, because I just feel it :) nothing to do with borders But I know your right , recently they have been voting each other because of 'neghbourhood' kinda thing.... am not feeling that. Even for Bosnia, I have only picked the ones that I liked and prob missed about 9 that didn't appeal so much :|


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AnesaK 4 years ago from USA

Haris Dzinovic + Dino Merlin = The Best Bosnian Musical Combo :).


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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

hehe AnesaK your absolutely right !

thanks for stobbing by


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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

:)


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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

:) sadly not


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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

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Leptirela 4 years ago from I don't know half the time Author

right :))


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Gil Silva 3 years ago from Porto, Portugal

"Lejla" is one of my favorite songs of ESC ever.

Nice Hub!


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Petroley 3 years ago from Zenica, Bosnia

Great hub!! Thank you for sharing these very detailed information.

Bosnia is one beautiful place!! Paradise Land :D

Peace

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