Friday, December 28, 2007

ELVIR LAKOVIC LAKA TO REPRESENT BOSNIA AT 2008 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (December 28,2007) – The Bosnian State Television (BHRT) has made its decision yesterday on who will represent Bosnia at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

The decision was made earlier than expected. Out of 31 shortlisted songs, the seven-member Commission has opted for Elvir Lakovic Laka, and the song with the working title Pokusaj (Try).

This, however, is just a working title of the song that will first be presented to the Bosnian public in a live special TV show programme on the Bosnian State Television on Sunday, 2 March 2008.

Laka is the author of both the music and the lyrics. The singer is one of the most popular artists in Bosnia and in other southeastern European countries.

Bosnia will try to win a ticket to the grand final of the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest through one of the semi-finals. Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Bosnia has never failed to qualify for the final.

You can see some Laka's music videos below.





8 comments:

Eurodani said...

Hi!

Do you know something else about Laka? Biography or discography. Is well Known in Bosnia? Thanks.

Ravnatelj said...

Elvir Laković Laka was born in Goražde, Bosnia. He attended a Lower School of Music there studying guitar, but he avoided the 'solfeggio' and never followed the correct programme, as he preferred to play songs he liked himself.

He played folk music in the cafes of Goražde for money, and at concerts performed rock and roll.

Laka recorded his first song Malo sam se razočar'o (I'm a little bit disappointed) in 1998. This song launched his showbiz career nationally, and every year he released a new song, among which were Vještica (Witch), Moro (Nightmare) and Piškila (You did a wee).

In 2004 Laka left for New York,where he tried to start a band, but returned to Bosnia disappointed after two-and-a-half years and released his first album Zec (Rabbit).

Elvir Laković Laka won over the people of Bosnia with his originality and lack of pretentiousness. He is said to be a singer of great feeling for new and different things.

The beginning of Laka's career is concentrated on a guitar bought for him by his father in his first year at Music Primary School. At secondary school he and some friends formed a rock band called 'Deformacija poreza'. With his group he competed at local festivals, and in 1999 their song Razočaro won second place, and the Bosnian State Television gave him an offer of recording as soon as he gained great success. The following year the new single Vještica just confirmed his popularity further.

In 2003 his song Moro won the Bosnia Davorin music award for the best rock song of the year. The album Zec has also been released in Croatia on the Menart record label.

Elvir Laković Laka will represent Bosnia at one of the two semifinals of next year's Eurovision Song Contest.

cipiripi said...

Sta je ba ovo? Ovaj frajer je cvaknut, mora da se nasi zajebavaju pa salju retardiranog momka u Beograd da im ga suknu.

Anonymous said...

Sine moj, Laka nije retardiran. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHyWzs2fgkI

Igor said...

zdravo!
pesnava e super,otstapuva od ona sto se vika standard vo nashiov svet na prosecnosti i banalnosti, i mene mi se dopaga!
pozz

britt said...

are there any lyrics available?pokušaj's i've found but what about his other songs' lyrics?

Mikael Landin said...

Laka was my favorite song.

Florian said...

My favourite song as well
12 points from austria!!