The Bosnia & Herzegovina participant Vukašin Brajić sung his entry for the first time in public in the evening of the 14th of March. His song was written by the renowned composer Dino Šaran and is called Thunder And Lightning. Šaran is also the front man of the popular rock band Letu Štuke. The national broadcaster, BHRT, has previously decided they want to have Vukašin Brajić on stage.
A number of guest stars from this year's Eurovision Song Contest performed during the presentation show: Marcin Mroziński of Poland, maNga of Turkey, the 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina entrant Feminnem, representing Croatia in 2010, Gjoko Taneski of FYR Macedonia, Milan Stanković of Serbia, and Niamh Kavanagh of Ireland.
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Vukašin Brajić, who placed second in the pan-balkan pop music TV-contest Operation Triumph, was nicknamed the assassin because he managed to eliminate all those nominated with him, although they were considered favourites of the audience. At the end of the show, the jury proclaimed him the participant with the highest average mark.
Even though he has been on the music scene for a little over a year, he has had many performances and concerts that qualified him to be the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest. He believes his greatest advantage is his capacity for transformation on stage. He likes rock music because he can draw energy from it for his performances and it is the only style that reflects his temperament. Emotional and impulsive.
Dino Šaran, who wrote his song, is one of the most respected composers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. He has written songs for famous music stars such as Vanna, Crvena jabuka, Luka Nižetić, but also for the folk music star Halid Bešlić.
"This is a song about co-existence and tolerance. The lyrics are introspective and talk about the relationship between two people, but this can be applied to a strained relationship between any two subjects." he said about the entry.
He'll perform eighth in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.