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.

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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.

https://youtu.be/Eaqw71iS2hw

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!

Photo credit: MukMag.com

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Thiefo
6 years ago

I second Bogdan, they sound like the serbian Elaiza, and I’m not saying that as a good thing.

SJ
SJ
6 years ago

Uros Pa ziri je nekada cudan, setimo se Belgije 2010, Litvanije 2011, Svajcarske 2011,Finske 2011, Estonije 2013, Holandije 2014, Madjarske 2015 koje su od strane zirija bile isforsirane bilo u polufinalu i finalu ili samo polufinalu zahvaljujuci kome su se dokopali vaznog finala. Vazno je samo da nasi gradjani svi stanu iza njih u dijaspori a ne da bude ko 2011 kad su mnogi glasali za Dina umesto Nine . Sto se tice Sonje, steta sto se posle Decije Evrovizije, Ja imam talenta i onog gostovanja u Teletonu vise nije pojavljilva na tv i nema svoje pesme. Voleo bi da… Read more »

Uros
Uros
6 years ago

Sj, pitanje je koliko ce ziri podrzati Frajle. Mozda je bolje da posaljemo Sonju Skoric

SJ
SJ
6 years ago

Uros Pa nisu toliko poznate , koliko su zasluzile jer se nazalost u nasoj zemlji uvek forsira kic , pa tako neko ko nema blage veze sa pevanjem ima stotine hiljada fanova , milione pregleda… i obratno . Meni je intresatno da su Frajle uz Bojanu jedini pevaci iz Srbije koji su pevali na Runjicevim vecerima u HNK u Zagrebu i da je to emitovano na HRT a svi znamo kako je tesko da se neko sa nasih prostora pojavi u njihovim medijima i da cak budu pozvani na takav nastup. Ako one odu sto se tice plasmana , postoji… Read more »

Uros
Uros
6 years ago

I am Serbian. The Frajle hasn’t many fans. I don’t know. We have a little chance to go in final with them, maybe if they have song like ‘Menjam dane’. As novosti.rs says there is second singer. Anyway, they couldn’t follow Bojana’s succes.

Gigabu
Gigabu
6 years ago

I don’t have anything against the band but their style is just not for eurovision.

jj
jj
6 years ago

davve is right in that Serbia keeps sending weird, over-the-top songs, singers and/or acts and it has become annoying and doesn’t fairly represent the Serbian music scene.

I think Serbia should send a male singer or a duet with a guy and girl.

If they send a woman, I think it should be Aleksandra Bursac. I believe she would appeal outside the Balkans. She has the Balkan style voice, but it is melodic and charming, not so harsh as some others. She is also is not trashy or controversial like Karleusa or Ceca.

I like this song of hers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg1Hw3aRURM

davve
davve
6 years ago

I think that countries like Serbia needs to stop sending entries that are “weird” weird styling, weird songs…… it just doesnt work ..

esc1234
esc1234
6 years ago

strange girl band, i dont think this can work

Eeeee
Eeeee
6 years ago

We dont have girl bands on Esc. I hope, they will send them, we need them, we want them. We dont want any other solo female singer and Serbians dont want Jelena. Gagah, dont lie and if you want 40 female in contest, find any other contest. For example Solo female song contest. Omg!

gagah!
gagah!
6 years ago

God help us!
The Frajle is very good quartet band but not for Eurovision.
Lot (most) of people in Serbia want Jelena Karleusa at ESC stage because in this moment she is the only one who can bring another victory for Serbia.
I think that RTS dont interest about victory…they only wants to participate.
In that case Serbia dont go to ESC at all…
I m very sad but i will suport Serbia in every way…

Bogdan Honciuc
6 years ago

I’m having Elaiza flashbacks. OK band, but the opposite of spectacular.

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

I really would not mind The Frajle to represent Serbia.
Both ”Zivote Kreni” and ”Za Kraj” are really lovely songs, and I can see them bring something fun to the Stockholm stage 😀