Bistra voda

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Bosnia and Herzegovina "Bistra voda"
Regina - Bistra voda.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2009 entry
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Artist(s) Davor Ebner, Aco Ćosić,
Denis Čabrić, Bojan Milićević
As Regina
Languages Bosnian[1]
Composer(s) Aleksandar Čović
Lyricist(s) Aleksandar Čović
Finals performance
Semi-final result 3rd
Semi-final points 125
Final result 9th
Final points 106
Appearance chronology
◄ "Pokušaj" (2008)   
"Munja i Grom" (2010) ►

"Bistra voda" (Clear water) was the Bosnian and Herzegovinian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, held in Moscow, Russia.[2][3][4] The song was composed by Aleksandar Čović, and was performed by the Bosnian rock band Regina.

At the Eurovision Song Contest, the song competed in the first semi-final at 12 May and it qualified for the final round, where it finished 9th with 106 points. It later on won the Marcel Bezençon award for best composition.[5]

Composition[edit]

The song itself has three strophes and a powerful chorus, with some kind of orchestral background on which guitar, bass and floor tom are giving the rhythm to the song. The song begins with staccato piano part with strings begin in approximately 0:08, and first strophe in 0:12 together with crescendo floor tom. After first chorus, bass and main guitar comes in. The song's duration is 3:00.

There is also an English version of the song, which is not however a translation of the Bosnian lyrics, and which does not include the repeated line "Bathe me in clear water."

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Finnish Official Download Chart[6] 24
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 25
Turkish Singles Chart[8] 39

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview". ESCKaz. Retrieved 2009-04-18. Q: You're going to perform in Bosnian on Eurovision stage. Was it natural or difficult decision? A: It is natural that we sing on our language since it is the best way to express. 
  2. ^ "Grupa Regina predstavlja BiH na Eurosongu 2009" (in Bosnian). Sarajevo-x. 2009-01-12. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  3. ^ van Tongeren, Mario (2009-01-12). "Regina to Moscow". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ Floras, Stella (2009-01-12). "B&H sends rock band Regina to Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ The Eurovision 2009 Marcel Bezençon Awards
  6. ^ Finnish Official Download Chart
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Turkish Singles Chart