Tereza Kesovija is Croatia’s answer to Patricia Kaas. In 1966 she represented Monaco at Eurovision with “Bien plus fort”, which ended up in inglorious last place with null points. In 1972 she made another Eurovision turn, this time for Yugoslavia with the song “Muzika i ti”, which ended up in a more respectable ninth place. She has been quite popular outside Croatia, going on tours across Europe, and spending a lot of time in France. Her latest trip was to Belgrade, which she will probably remember for the rest of her life—but not for the right reasons.
On 8 October she was one of the artists performing at a football stadium Poljud in Split during a commemoration concert for a deceased local singer named Vinko Coce. Thousands of people had gathered to listen to his hits performed by famous Croatian artists like Zorica Kondza, Alen Nizetic, Ivo Amulic and klapa’s Cambi and Sinj. Tereza was one of them and was set to sing ‘Dalmacijo,sve ti cvitalo”.
Unfortunately the audience began shouting and booing while Tereza was getting up on stage. The audience called her names like “sellout” because of her recent concert held in Belgrade. However, she sang a song all the way through without getting hurt or breaking down. After the performance all she said was, ‘Thank you for this’. She then packed her stuff and flew to Zagreb the same day. Since the event in Split, she has remained silent and hasn’t done any interview, so her thoughts on all that drama is still a mystery. Hurry up, Terezija! We have begun to bite our nails!
Terezija is not the only star who decided to visit her fans in Serbia, but she is rare in that she was met with public condemnation. Although she had similar problems in Montenegro some 20 years ago, reactions in Split haven’t discouraged our diva Doris Dragovic to book 2 concerts in Serbia for next year. For y’all willing to sing “Marija Magdalena” with her, she performs on Valentines day at Kombank Arena in Belgrade and on 8th of March at Spens Center in Novi Sad. * clap-clap* hats off for the bravery!