Try the song from Bosnia for Eurovision glory
(dpa) - Bosnia-Herzegovina's Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) presented late Monday the song that is to compete at the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest to be held in May this year in Belgrade, Serbia.
Elvir Lakovic Laka, one of Bosnia's most controversial singers, is to represent the country with the song Pokusaj (Try) at the first semi-final of the contest in Belgrade on May 20 this year.
Laka also wrote the music and lyrics of the song.
As in the last couple of years Bosnia-Herzegovina did not organize a public show to decide on the country's entry for Eurosong, but the selection was made internally by a special seven-member jury.
A total of 50 applications were sent to the broadcasting service before the deadline of December last year, but only 31 fulfilled the criteria.
The jury finally announced Laka would represent Bosnia at the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest, expressing strong hopes that he may win.
Commenting on the jury's decision, Laka said he did not want to submit a song to Eurosong that was not his own style.
"I did not want to give up my style and sing some ballads with lyrics including rivers of tears instead.. ." said Laka.
The final of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest is to be held in Belgrade on May 24.