Last night Serbia presented their Eurovision Song Contest song for 2016. 22 year old Sanja Vucic and band ZAA will sing ‘Goodbye (Shelter)’ in their bid to qualify for the final from Semi Final 2 on the 12th May in Stockholm. Have a listen to their song below and let us know your thoughts.
Serbia had previously performed as Serbia and Montenegro (2004-2006 with a second place finish in 2004) and prior to that as part of Yugoslavia (1961-1992 with a win in 1989). Since breaking away they have enjoyed moderate success. This includes a win on their debut in 2007 with Marija Šerifović’s ‘Molitva’, as well as a third place in 2012, sixth in 2008 and most recently a tenth place for Bojana Stamenov’s ‘Beauty Never Lies’. They failed to qualify in 2009 and in 2013 and did not participate in 2014.
Today the acts from Serbia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Albania, Romania and Georgia all got the chance to have their first practice run through on the Eurovision stage. Wiener Stadhalle in the Austrian capital has been totally transformed for the Contest and you can get a little sneak preview of some of the acts by reading on.
The last time Serbia won the Eurovision was back in 2007 with ‘Molitva’ by Marija Serifovic. I have to say that this is possibly my least favourite Eurovision winning song ever. I would even say that I despise it. I am happy to say though that I am a huge fan of Serbia’s choice for 2015. Bojana Stamenov is a larger than life character who is constantly upbeat, dresses in colourful clothing and seems like genuinely fun to be around.
Have you been away? Have you had your finger off the Eurovision pulse this week? Never fear we are here to keep you looped into all the latest Eurovision goings-on with our 15 Things We Learnt This Week.
Serbia have revealed the official video for their Eurovision 2015 entry ‘Beauty Never Lies’. The Serbian entrant Bojana Stamenov can be seen singing in the studio while several of her fans were given the chance to appear in the video singing along to the song. Watch the video below and share your thoughts with us.
1. This week another three acts were chosen, as the national finals finished up in Serbia, Iceland and Italy crowned the winner of their Sanremo Festival.
2. Serbia have opted for larger than life character Bojana Stamenov who will represent the country with her song ‘Ceo Svet Je Moj’ also known as ‘The Whole World is Mine’ in English. She beat off stiff
Last night Serbia introduced the three contenders for their place at Eurovision, and tonight Bojana Stamenov was chosen over Aleksa Jelic and Danica Krstic to represent the country at Eurovision in Vienna this May.
The singer was chosen by a landslide public vote and placed higher than the other two contestants with the Jury vote as well. Most of our readers agreed with the decision with 50% of them choosing Bojana as their favourite contender in our poll.
Her song ‘Ceo Svet Ji Moj’ (or ‘The Whole World is Mine’ in English) will advance to the first of the Eurovision Semi Finals which takes place on 19th May.
Listen to the winning song below: