Ten years after the event, the glamorous Bosnian entertainment icon Boyke (Cabaret star, TV lifestyle presenter and former Olympic pole vaulter) with former television children’s presenter Sergei Puukolisto presents songs from the Eurovision song contest that was hosted in their homeland Bosnia-Herzegovina. They look back with a mixture of nostalgia and acid wit on the acts that featured in what they maintain was the best Eurovision in history. The acts featured are the opera singing hip hop twist sensation Vesuvia Versace from Italy,  the 1960s beat revival German entry Herbert Gonemeyer Jnr, the almost in tune romantic duo of Reyne and Sheiner representing the United Kingdom, the disturbing and only tenuously sane Gert Grollmersdetter from Iceland, the spectacular Russian boy band the KGBoyz, the saucy siren Persephone representing Greece, the charming folk musical stylings of the Molnar Sisters representing Hungary, the Irish balladeer Ronan Corr, the chanteuse from France known as Estelle LaCroix,  and finally the swinging Swedes AVLA.

Each act presents the performance that brought them fame and in some instances notoriety for the audience. In true Eurovision style at the end of the performances the audiences will have the opportunity to vote (having been endowed with a nationality on the night and handed a voting form upon entry). The audience's votes are tabulated and then counted down as each country's votes are given out 'live via satellite'. The show culminates in welcoming back to the stage Boyka’s cheeky co-host  Sergei Puukolisto who reads his self-penned poem for Bosnia-Herzegovina ‘Glorious Homeland’ before Boyka returns to the stage to recreate the stage spectacular ‘I’m Sarajevo. (Taste Me)’ accompanied by all the performers for a triumphant finale.

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