Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Laka Return With The Fabulous “Gasovi”

Laka - "Gasovi". Photograph courtesy of

Laka – “Gasovi”. Photograph courtesy of

You must remember Laka who represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008 with the song “”Pokušaj”? That year they finished a very respectable 10th in the Grand Final. The good news is that they are back.

Released yesterday is their new song “Gasovi” or “Gases”. This is certainly nothing to turn your nose up at. The song is an infectious mix of rock, pop and ska sounds. It has a hint of The Jam and their classic “A Town Called Malice”.

The intro of the song has that good old-fashioned electric guitar and heavy drum beat that grabs you instantly and doesn’t let go. Oh Bosnia why didn’t you get Laka to perform this song for you in Copenhagen next year!


Laka were visually memorable at Eurovision and the video for “Gasovi” is just as eccentric – but I like that! It was filmed at the Koševo stadium in Sarajevo (the host stadium of the Winter Olympics 1984).

Laka and his sister Mirela still have that look and feel of carefree abandonment. They are joined by a troop of young girls from the “Lucca Dance” studio in Sarajevo.
The song and video were premiered yesterday on MTV Adria and is destined to be a hit.

I would suggest to the new BHRT Director of BH Eurosong – Ms  Lejla Babović – that she consider Laka and “Gasovi” for Eurovision 2014. It would certainly have “Eurovision Island” dancing in Copenhagen.

What do you think of the song? Would it score well at Eurovision?

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : Eurovision Ireland

2 replies »

  1. This is really cool!! Their video quite quirky. I like it! I think it would fly over most our heads in Eurovision though.. but who knows!!!!

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