2009 Serbia : Marko Kon & Milaan

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Artist name: 
Marko Kon & Milaan
Song title: 
Cipela
Song writer(s): 
Marko Kon / Aleksandar Kobac / Milan Nikolic
Year: 
2009
Language: 
Serbian
Country: 
Serbia
Starting position semi-final 2: 
4
Points in semi-final 2: 
60
Rank in semi-final 2: 
10
About the song: 

Cipela or The Shoe as it is known in English is something of a novelty song in the Eurovision arena. It is composed by Marko Kon, Milan Nikolić and Aleksandar Kobac, with lyrics written by Kon and Kobac. It is a song with a clear Eastern European influences due to the heavy use of the accordion. It races along at a dizzying pace with lyrics that are almost spoken in Marko's unmistakeable gravelly voice. The chorus has a comic feel to it in terms of melody, and the text is quite humorous and sarcastic, serving plenty of jibes at materialism in the world today. It tells of how a man has travelled the world and fallen in love with a woman who refuses his advances because he doesn't have enough money to satisfy her needs.

The unique thing about this entry is the fact that there have been made multiple versions of the song in a variety of languages, in cooperation with the various OGAE fan clubs across the continent. As a result, Cipela exists in no fewer than 7 other languages: Greek, French, Russian, Finnish, English and Turkish. 

Cipela was perfomed in the 2nd semi final, and although it came 10th with 60 points, thus technically qualifying it for a spot in the final, although the jury chose instead to send Croatia to the final, despite trailing well behind Serbia with just 33 points.

About the participant: 

Marko Kon was born on the 20th of April, 1972 in Belgrade. He is a force to be reckoned with on the Serbian music scene, being a multi instrumentalist, playing the clarinet, pipe, saxophone, guitar, bass guitar and drums. Marko found his musical calling at an early age, at nine years old to be precise, when he founded his first band. Music remained his passion, and led him on to become one of Serbia's most prolific songwriters, having composed and written over 800 songs for many of Serbia's leading artists together with sparring partner, Aleksandar Kobac.

Marko is no stranger to Eurovision or Beovizija, as he composed and performed the winning entry in 2006, Ludi Letnji Ples, together with the group Flamingosi. He would however have to wait his turn to represent Serbia, as at the time the Montenegrin group No Name were supposed to represent Serbia and Montenegro with the song Moja Ljubavi. Serbia and Montenegro decided to withdraw from the contest amid claims of rigged voting from the RTCG jury members. Marko has also been involved with the Eurovision previously, when he co-arranged and produced the Montenegrin entry from 2008, Zauvijek Volim Te by Stefan Filipović.

He is a man with a unique look, easily recognizable by his characteristic lion's mane of hair which, surpsingly enough, he only started to grow from the age of thirty. His look is not one you'd forget in a hurry!

About the selection: 

Beovizija was held for the 7th time in Serbia, broadcast from the Sava Centar, Belgrade. The quest to find the successor to Jelena Tomasević started on the 24th of December, when Serbian broadcaster RTS (Radio-Televizija Srbije) called for potential entries to be submitted prior to the deadline on the 27th of January. A prerequisite for particpation was that all applicants had to be Serbian citizens and that all entries had to be performed in Serbian, although it was permitted to change the language of the winning song for the Eurovision final if neccessary.

RTS chose to stay with the format from the previous year for this year's edition of Beovizija; a semi final to be held on the 7th of March, followed by a grand final on the 8th of March. Out of the entries that were submitted, a jury selected 20 candidates to proceed to the semi final. From these 20 hopefuls, 10 acts would then be selected to appear in the final of Beovizija. Those acts given a spot in the final were chosen through a combination of jury and televoting, each with a 50% influence on the result. The jury that presided over the semi final consisted of 3 well known personalities, with backgrounds from the music and television industries : Jelena Jovičić, actress, Jovan Maljoković, musician and composer and Ivan Ivačković, a well regarded rock critic.

The semi final featured a number of entrants from other countries that year as the interval act, including  Andrea Demirović representing Montenegro, Quartissimo from Slovenia, Igor Cukrov from Croatia, Next Time from FYR Macedonia, and Regina representing Bosnia and Herzegovina. The results of the semi final were not without controversy however, as it was revealed that RTS had used only the votes cast in the first 5 minutes of the 10 minute voting period. This led to outcry, and two of the acts that suffered directly as a result of this decision (Ana Nikolić and Ivana Selakov) were given the unexpected opportunity to take part in the final, bringing the total number of finalists up to 12. Ana Nikolić refused to take part, however, leaving 11 acts in the final in contention for the chance to represent Serbia in Moscow.

The 11 finalists to take to the stage on the 8th of March were: Marko Kon & Milan Nikolić, OT Bend, Etar, Pozitivan Haos, Oskar & Beauty Queens with Đorđe Marjanović, Ivana Selakov, Dušan Zrnić, Danijel & Milica, Andrej Ilić, Saška Janković and Sonja Bakić.

The jury that was used in the final differed to that one used in the semi, this time consisting of Željko Joksimović, no introduction needed, Kornelije Kovač, musician and composer and Biljana Krstić, a popular musician. The final of Beovizija also featured a presentation of the Serbian Music awards in the interval act, which also featured last year's representatives from Serbia, Israel and Armenia, Sirusho, Boaz Mauda and Jelena Tomašević combine artisitc strengths to sing a song about peace.

Beovizija 2009 will be remembered for the voting result. It was the first time in the contest history that the winner of the public televote had not gone on to win the show. OT Bend with Blagoslov za Kraj won the televote by a mile, leaving all others trailing in the dust behind their 28,521 points. The shocker came however when the jury had their say. Making up 50% of the result, the jury definitely made their presence felt, when awarding a mere 18 points to OT Bend, giving them a combined score of 17 points. Marko Kon and Milaan had landed way down the results table after the televote with an underwhelming 7 points - the jury however gave them 30 points, giving them a combined score of 19 points, thus enabling them to slip past OT Bend.

Lyrics: 

Cipela

Moja stara cipela pola sveta videla,
Gde god da stanem, tu mi dom;
Tamo pa vamo, istok pa zapad,
Ma gde god stigao, bio sam na svom.

Hvata me panika, ta stara navika,
Srce bi krenulo za njom;
A ja budala, stara baraba,
Ma sve nek propadne, teraću po svom.

Nije, nije,nije me htela,
Sve dok pare ne skupim;
Ma more, nije, nije, nije, nije, nije me želela
Dok se ne obogatim,
Sasvim!

Moja stara cipela pola sveta videla,
Gde god da stanem, tu mi dom;
Tamo pa vamo, istok pa zapad,
Ma gde god stigao, bio sam na svom.

Hvata me panika, ta stara navika,
Srce bi krenulo za njom;
A ja budala, stara baraba,
Ma sve nek propadne, teraću po svom.

Nije, nije,nije me htela,
Sve dok pare ne skupim;
Ma more, nije, nije, nije, nije, nije me želela
Dok se ne obogatim.

Nije, nije,nije me htela,
Sve dok pare ne skupim;
Ma more, nije, nije, nije, nije, nije me želela
Dok se ne obogatim,
Sasvim!

Nije, nije,nije me htela,
Sve dok pare ne skupim;
Ma more, nije, nije, nije, nije, nije me želela
Dok se ne obogatim.

Nije, nije,nije me htela,
Sve dok pare ne skupim;
Ma more, nije, nije, nije, nije, nije me želela
Dok se ne obogatim,
Sasvim!

English translation of the lyrics: 

The shoe

My old shoe has seen half the world
Wherever I treaded was my home
Here and there, East and West
MWherever I came, I felt at my place
   
I'm starting to panic, this old habit
My heart would follow her
Yet I'm a fool, an old raff
Let everything perish, I'll stick to my path
   
She didn't, didn't, didn't want me
Until I had the money
No bro, she didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't desire me
Until I became rich
Completely
   
My old shoe has seen half the world
Wherever I treaded was my home
Here and there, East and West
Wherever I came, I felt at my place
   
I'm starting to panic, this old habit
My heart would follow her
Yet I'm a fool, an old raff
Let everything perish, I'll stick to my path
   
She didn't, didn't, didn't want me
Until I had the money
No bro, she didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't desire me
Until I became rich
   
She didn't, didn't, didn't want me
Until I had the money
No bro, she didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't desire me
Until I became rich
Completely
   
She didn't, didn't, didn't want me
Until I had the money
No bro, she didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't desire me
Until I became rich

She didn't, didn't, didn't want me
Until I had the money
No bro, she didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't desire me
Until I became rich
Completely
 

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