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!