Nearly every year, the countries that once made up Yugoslavia give us dreamy Balkan ballads or high-energy Turbo-folk. The sun is surely shining, as we have a bit of both this year.
Slovenia has only made the Top 10 three times — the last time being in 2001 — but suddenly they find themselves as a favourite with their song “Here For You” from husband-wife duo Maraaya. We have our typical Balkan ballad this year courtesy of Montenegro‘s popular singer Knez with “Adio”. Serbia‘s Bojana Stamenov, Belgrade’s answer to Aretha Franklin, brings a song about self-confidence in “Beauty Never Lies”. And last, but certainly not least, Daniel Kajmakoski will sing the powerful “Autumn Leaves”. These last two songs were originally in the singer’s native language, but they ultimately decided to sing in English.
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F.Y.R. MACEDONIA: DANIEL KAJMAKOSKI – “AUTUMN LEAVES”
MONTENEGRO: KNEZ – “ADIO”
SERBIA: BOJANA STAMENOV – “BEAUTY NEVER LIES”
SLOVENIA: MARAAYA – “HERE FOR YOU”
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