At the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 she sang “Ljubav je” — a song about love and tearing down the walls between us — while representing Bosnia & Herzegovina.
And on Monday Dalal Midhat will continue to inspire and wow as she releases “Never Give Up”, her first English-language single.
The teaser, which dropped earlier this week, includes rich instrumentation — piano, flute, cymbal — but most importantly Dalal’s rich and precise voice.
She sounds emotional and for good reason: The video is dedicated to raising awareness about the organ donation and transplant program in her homeland.
Dalal, a humanitarian with a heart as big as her voice, has been deeply moved by the work of Otvorena Mreza, a Bosnian non-profit radio station that works for a number of humanitarian causes, including organ transplants.
Speaking to wiwibloggs, Dalal explained why she wants to help those in need.
“Since the issue of organ donation hasn’t been solved effectively yet, every now and then individuals in need and/or the members of their families and friends are forced to raise the money for very expensive procedures abroad.”
“Hence Otvorena Mreza through its radio and television program has been helping them making their problems vivid to everyone in our country and abroad for many years through their message, ‘Never give up'”.
“As I have participated in many humanitarian events in Bosnia & Herzegovina, having heard the song with the same title made me realize its power and message in accordance with the transplantation program of Otvorena Mreza.”
“With this song and video I hope I will contribute to raising awareness and money, and make possible the necessary changes in existing laws in Bosnia & Herzegovina.”
The song will be available on all digital platforms around the world and comes with a video is directed by Vedad Jasarevic, who also worked with Dalal (and Deen and Ana Rucner) on the video for their Eurovision entry.
German songwriters Toni Cottura, Jason Anousheh and Torsten Abrolat wrote the song, while Studio Tempo Production — also behind “Ljubav je” — produced it.
Dalal promises that the video for “Never Give Up” will come with a special story, so stay tuned.
Proving just how real her humanitarian spirit is, Dalal has also donated a series of items from her wardrobe to an auction to raise funds for a girl living with leukemia.
Among the items are the red pumps that Dalal wore during her rehearsals and performances at Eurovision 2016 and a tribal necklace with metal embellishments that Dalal wore to the Eurovision press conferences.
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