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Weekend Recap Part One: Serbia Takes Eurovision

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Congratulations to Serbia’s Marija Serifovic, who won the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with “Molitva” (“Prayer”)—a grand candle-lighter of a ballad. Serifovic received a hero’s welcome on her return to Serbia.

We’re pleased for Serifovic and we’re pleased for Serbia, a country that can use some old-fashioned good news.

Much has been made of the fact that nine of the top ten televote-getters in this year’s Eurovision final represented countries from behind the former Iron Curtain. We say: stop whining, Westerners, and start sending higher quality acts to Eurovision. In the meantime—let’s see if we get this right—?estitam, Serbia!

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Alex Robertson Textor

About the author: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog, www.alexrobertsontextor.com.

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