With his deep, rough-edged voice, the lead singer of the Serbian act, Marko Kon, sang the funny song Cipela, the lyrics of which talk about a shoe travelling around the world, in a very confident way, perfectly fitting his hairstyle. His stage partner Milaan was playing the accordeon, which was also pictured on the background LEDs, along with graphics of the performers, reminding of early 1980s computer games. Three bald pantomimes and a young female beauty added to the entertainment value of the Serbian entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, making weird moves all over the stage. Altogether, the whole act looked very professional, and it certainly is one of the most entertaining entries in this year's contest.
Marko Kon founded his first band when he was nine years old. He plays the clarinet, pipe, saxophone, guitar, bass guitar and drums. He wrote more than 800 songs for numerous popular musicians and sang backup vocals on over 1,000 recordings. He was a co-arranger and co-producer of the Montenegrin song performed by Stefan Filipović in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. Milan Nikolić spent his childhood in Paris where he started studying music. He finished Secondary Music School in Pančevo and graduated from the Music Conservatory in Paris in 2004. He won the award as the best accordionist of Serbia several times. Milan performed at numerous concerts and accompanied famous singers. He has released five solo albums with instrumental music.
In the press conference, the Head of Press of the Serbian delegation, Duška Vučinić-Lučić was asked if she was satisfied with the rehearsal this morning. She confirmed that everything had run smoothly so far, but she was expecting an even better second rehearsal. Another journalist reminded Marko Kon that he had given his stage partner Milaan money during the performance of Cipela in the Serbian national final, but had not done so during today's rehearsal, and he asked if the economic crisis was the reason for that. However, Marko Kon denied that, saying that Milaan had already got enough money and that he was glad he doesn't speak English and thus, cannot understand what he was talking about.