Back in December, when we found out that Turbo-folk queen Jelena Karleusa will not compete for Serbia at Eurovision 2016, our hearts sank. Luckily Serbia’s RTS are reported to have another vision for Eurovision — and it’s all kinds of fabulous.
According to Serbia’s novosti.rs, which cites “reliable sources” close to RTS , the network will scrap the Beovizija national selection show and choose their act behind closed doors, with the big reveal coming in late February. Novosti claims that four-piece girl group The Frajle are likely to be the lucky act.
The group have certainly added fuel to the fire. During a recent interview with Politika, the ladies were asked what 2016 has in store for them. Their answer? “Our participation in Eurovision.”
Dragoljub Ilic, Serbia’s Head of Delegation for Eurovision, suggests things are less certain. Speaking to mondo.rs, he said RTS is in talks (with someone) but that no decisions have been made. He added that the final date for artists to submit his or her interest in Eurovision is 28 February and that they have two options in mind regarding the selection of composition.
WHO ARE THE FRAJLE?
The Frajle is an all-female quartet consisting of Marija Mirkovic, Natasa Mihajlovic and Nevena and Jelena Buca. They formed in 2009 during their studies in Novi Sad, and came to prominence after the release of their self-penned song “Ich Liebe Dich”. Two years later they released their debut album “Nas Prvi Album s Putovanja”, followed by two others, with the latest having been released in December 2015.
The girls are known to perform in interesting locations, including airplane aisles, shop windows, kindergartens, hydroelectric power plants and even the European Parliament. YOLO, girls!
Interestingly, the Serbian word frajle indicates a group of middle-aged women who are unlikely to get married. But looking at these lovely ladies, we have to assume they are being ironic. Try and ignore their quirky beauty!
The charming ladies recently collaborated with Macedonia’s Tijana Dapcevic (from Eurovision 2014) on their track “Živote kreni”:
Their natural sound and vocal charm has helped them conquer the ex-Yugoslav territory. But is Eurovision a proper platform for their talent? Or you want someone else from our wishlist? Feel free to tell us your thoughts below!
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