jESC 2014: Montenegro – Maša and Lejla – Budi dijete na jedan dan



It’s the continuation of my opinion regarding the 16 competing entries from the 16 participating countries of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, which will be held in Marsa, Malta (officially, though, the host will be Malta as a whole. Marsa is only the location of the venue)

We’re halfway into the list and right after the host country, we’re now going to Montenegro (the second of three debuting countries for this year’s jESC edition) and to the pop-rock entry in montenegrin and english named “Budi dijete na jedan dan” (translated as “Be a child for a day”), sung by the only competing duo in jESC 2014: Maša Vujadinović & Lejla Vulić. Lejla herself did the lyrics together with Sanja Perić, while the music was composed by Slaven Knezović (a familiar name for ESC fans since he composed Serbia & Montenegro‘s entry for ESC 2005 (No Name, “Zauvijek moja”, 7th) and Montenegro‘s debut entry as an independent country back in 2007 (Stevan Faddy“‘Ajde kroči”, didn’t qualify for the final (22nd). A more extensive biography of the participant can be seen on this link:

Now to the opinion of the song: it’s quite the type of entry that a few countries had sent before… in jESC‘s early years. All in all, a seemingly retro late 80’s/early 90’s ESC-like pop-rock effort, eventhough it’s not one of the strongest entries this year (eventhough it’s well arranged) – at least, the lyrics with its “be a kid for a day” motto are really thoughtful. I’d guess what’ll make it or break it for both televoting and jury is, without a doubt, a stand-out performance. The final question: will they make Montenegro proud in terms of placings? Only time well tell…

More opinions of songs are coming soon, with the next one coming from the second out of two countries who have participated in all jESC edition thus far: The Netherlands. Watch out for it…

Thank you,

LAboy 456
(Rui Craveiro)


Posted on 27 de October de 2014, in Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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