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.Continue reading
Kaliopi, the Macedonian pick for Eurovision 2016, has unveiled her song for the contest. The song entitled ‘Dona’ will be performed in Macedonian during the first half of the second semi final on 12th May.Continue reading
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.
Macedonia are in an out of Eurovision so often that it’s beginning to resemble the hokey cokey. Between their debut in 1996 and 2004 Macedonia competed every other year. Since the semi final process was introduced, Macedonia have only qualified for the final five out of twelve attempts. They have yet to secure a top ten finish and their best result came in 2006 with Elena Risteska’s ‘Ninananja’ when it finished twelfth.