In tonight’s performance in Vijećnica (City Hall) in Sarajevo, Dalal Midhat Talakić, Fuad Backović Deen, Ana Rucner and Jasmin Fazlić Jala presented the song “Ljubav je”, the Bosnia and Herzegovina choice for Eurovision 2016.
The song “Ljubav je” (Love Is), was written by Almir Ajanović and recorded in multiple languages. “Everything about this song went smoothly. From the creation, to the point in which Dalal and Deen “found” themselves in it, through the incorporation of Ana Rucner and Jasmin Fazlić Fazla into the story. I am very pleased, and I have to be emotional and say that I’m happy with the final sound of the song”, Ajanović said to BHRT.
During the event held at Vijećnica, viewers had a chance to glance at Bosnia and Herzegovina previous Eurovision contestants, but also to see what several professionals from the music scene have to say about Deen’s and Dalal’s career. Members of once very popular BiH pop band “Seven Up” where Deen started his career, were full of praise for their former colleague, as well as Aida Terzić, Dalal’s former co-singer from the band “Erato”.
Apart from the support, “Seven up” teamed up again, just so they can perform on tonight’s show. Ana Rucner, cellist from Croatia and the member of this years BiH team also performed on Vijećnica stage, along with Marija Šerifović, winner of Eurovision 2007. As Šerifović said, she came firstly to support his friend Deen on his path towards Stockholm 2016. Nina Badrić, the famous Croatian singer and performer on Eurovision 2012, reminded all the viewers to her song “Nebo” which she performed in Baku. After her, Maya Sar, Bosnian and Herzegovinian contestant in Baku, performed her song “Korake ti znam”.
Dalal and Deen are the lead singers for “Ljubav je”, Ana Rucner is following them on the cello, while rapper Jala appears in the second part of the song with rap segment. Bosnia and Herzegovina will appear in the first semi-final night on the 10th of May in Stockholm.
Listen to the song below!