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|Written by||Ines Prajo (music) and Arjana Kunštek (lyrics)|
|Submitted by||Siegfried Baboon|
This was BosniaHerzegovina's entry for the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Latvia. Having a truck driver's gear change in your entry is de rigueur for this annual cheese festival, and generally speaking it will probably increase your likelihood of winning. Ines Prajo seems to have taken this on board, clearly thinking "if we put in two inappropriate key changes it will double our chances!" Sadly, this strategy didn't pay off, as BosniaHerzegovina came only sixteenth out of twenty-six participating countries. Hopefully this will prove a salutory lesson in the difference between quality and quantity although I can't deny that the strategy did pay off for Bucks Fizz in 1981.
Mija Martina's full name is the slightly unfortunate (for English speakers) Mija Martina Barbaric probably a wise choice to drop the "Barbaric" from her stage name, though it is an accurate description of this double gear change.
The official Eurovision website is at, appropriately enough, www.eurovision.tv. At the time of writing, it has information about the 2003 competition in Riga, though presumably it will get updated for next year when it will be in Turkey (because they won this year's contest).
While doing some, ahem, "research" using Google, I also came across www.doteurovision.com in their small print they describe themselves as a "non profit fan site", and they seem to cover much of the same ground.