Jovana (7) and Milena (7) enter a singing competition for children in 1989. During three years of their young lives, they advance through the singing contest, but also witness the start of war and the gradual change of the scenery of their childhood.
Jovana (7) and MIlena (7) start elementary school. A big contest, called ‘’Children Sing!’’ approaches and the two friends plan on performing together. Their pact is jeopardized by the unexpected first romance between Jovana and a boy from their class and her wish to perform with him. Milena finds them on a hill, named ‘’The End of the World’’ by children for its often-seen rainbow – singing together. However, when, on the day of the contest, the boy doesn’t show up and Jovana is alone on the stage, Milena is there to save the day and they win 3rd place.
As the girls start their second grade, a new edition of the singing competition is announced. While the girls start corrective physio for crooked spine, Milena’s father joins military exercise at ‘’The End of the World’’ hill. Jovana’s father, on the other hand, turns out having an affair and is apprehended by confused Milena. Milena also discovers that Jovana is suffering from kleptomania, but when Jovana’s father finds out and wants to punish her, Milena blackmails him with his secret, so that he let’s Jovana compete. Jovana wins 2nd place in the singing contest.
Third grade starts with the understanding of the term ‘’(military) reserve’’ and the reasons for fathers’ absence and hiding at their relatives’ place. Followed by unbearable noise, tanks ride out of the local military base at ‘’The End of the World’’ and Milena’s dog Daisy, scared, runs away. Jovana learns that there will be no contest this year, due to war. While searching for the dog, girls accidentally witness the moment of bringing a coffin with the body of a young soldier, killed in war. Scared, Milena runs home, where she finds a note from her dad: ‘’I went to find Daisy’’.
That year, Jovana performs at an improvised contest for adult singers, held at a hotel bar and attended by local drunks. She wins 1st place.