It’s all been very quiet from Serbia since they confirmed they were taking part at Eurovision 2017. That news came three months ago at the start of October. Now we know that there’s definitely some movement though, even if it’s all in the shadows. Former national final entrant Danica Krstic is now appearing as a contender to represent her country in Kyiv, thanks to some errant social media posting.
Danica herself has not passed any comments that would put her name in the hat, though. Instead, a post from a member of staff at the Revolution Studio in Belgrade told all. The picture showed Danica working alongside long-time Serbian ESC collaborator, Vladimir Graic.
Tags on the post included “#RTS” and “#Eurovision”. Those tags have now been removed from the post…unless you happen to ask Facebook to translate the post. Turns out the edit function doesn’t take away everything!:
Danica will be familiar to those who followed Serbia’s selection in 2015, “Odbrojavanje do Beca”. She was selected as a wildcard to be one of three artists taking part. Perhaps most tellingly, Vladimir Graic composed all three songs for the national final, where Bojana Stamenov emerged victorious with “Ceo svet je moj” (later “Beauty Never Lies”). Danica finished second with her entry, “Suze za kraj”:
Since then, Danica has been studying in Belgrade at the city’s Faculty of Music, whilst working on new music. In an interview with Novosti, Danica mentions working with Graic on new singles, whilst her upcoming album with have “traditional and newly composed folk music” sounds. An entry along those lines would certainly be something different for Serbia based on their recent efforts!
It would be a special anniversary for Graic if he were involved, too. It would be ten years since he famously composed “Molitva”, Serbia’s only Eurovision winner to date. His last Eurovision involvement came only a few months ago, too. He was part of the team behind Dunja Jelicic’s “U La La La” at Junior Eurovision 2017.
Could Vladimir and Danica Krstic unite to give Serbia their second victory? Do you think Danica would be the right choice for Serbia? Let us know in the comments section below!