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.

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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!

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

 

 

 

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Moo13
Moo13
8 years ago

@Vlad

Actually the reason people booed her was not because she decided to sing in Serbia (as you mention many others did it and still do it) but due to the fact she was stating adamantly for years that she will NEVER EVER perform in Serbia…and then she walked over that like it was nothing. People don’t like hypocrites…

Charles
Charles
8 years ago

It’s great to have an article about former participants from the 60s and 70s …a rare gem here! But it’s sad it is about recent events taking place in an place where the “ghost” of old Yugoslavia still plays its tricks and causes unnecessary tensions.

Vlad
Vlad
8 years ago

This is what happens when economy is doing bad. Jobless people are angry and blame everyone for everything, no matter how irrational that is. Many other Croatian singers, such as Severina, Nina Badric, Jelena Rozga, Gibonni, Goran Karan, Tony Cetinski and others have been singing in Serbia regularly for at least 10 years, but you haven’t heard them being booed, have you?

tereforever
tereforever
8 years ago

The greatest Croatian singer of all time stands alone in front of rising clerical fascism in her own country.

Mario
Mario
8 years ago

@Z24 Unfortunately,yes 🙁

Z24
Z24
8 years ago

Croatian pressure on Serbia-friendly croat celebrities?

Zach
Zach
8 years ago

The song is “Muzika i ti” not “Ljubav i ti”