Bojana Stamenov — the Serbian diva known for her powerful voice and unique styling — will sing Ceo Svet Je Moj (The Whole World is Mine) at Eurovision 2015.
During the final of “Odbrojavanje do Beca” — Serbia’s national selection — it really was a matter of saving the best for last. Performing third out of three contestants, Bojana wowed with her dance-pop number. It oozed soul and had the faintest hint of Turbo-folk. The powerful chorus has the anthemic feel of Marija Serifovic’s “Molitva”.
Bojana, a popular singer in Serbia who rose to fame after coming second on the Ja Imam Talenat show, is often compared with Aretha Franklin. Bojana was certainly working her inner diva during her performance, which included graphics being projected on to her dress and a further dress reveal to boot!
Ceo Svet Je Moj — Live performance
Bojana had to impress the public and televoters alike, and in doing so she swept aside wildcard qualifier Danica Krstic (Suze za kraj) and Aleksa Jelic (Vodi me). Bojana picked up top points from both the jury and the public, making it an easy victory. All three acts certainly brought it on stage, though, and proved why we’re so happy that Serbia are back in Eurovision!
As a special treat, Serbia’s 2013 entry Moje 3 returned to perform Serbia’s 2007 winnner, “Molitva”, as well as a performance from Marija Serifovic’s backing singers, Beauty Queens.
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Review of Serbia’s national final
Photo: Courtesy of RTS