It seemed like Serbia had forgotten all about Eurovision 2016 — but it looks like that just changed. According to a report by Serbian news website Telegraf, the singer Sanja Vucic is going to Stockholm. She will be performing a song called “Shelter“, with the message behind the song being about violence towards women. The report also suggests that Sanja will be singing in English, much like last year’s Serbian representative, Bojana Stamenov. The song is set to be debuted on March 12th.

Sanja was reportedly picked purposefully because she is not a well known solo singer. Most notably, she has been the lead singer of the band ZAA, although she will be going solo in Stockholm. As part of the band, Sanja has toured across the former Yugoslavian states, so there’s a chance she will have some considerable public support behind her.

Watch: Sanja Vucic performs “Irie & Kool” as part of ZAA

The Telegraf report does, however, state that Sanja was not the first choice of the Serbian broadcaster. Reportedly, RTS wanted Ivana Peters from the band Negative to be the Serbian representative. That possibility was thrown out though when Ivana signed up for the Serbian version of “Your Face Sounds Familiar”. What’s interesting is that “Shelter” was written by Ivana — so it seems that there was a plan in place.

The choice comes after the likes of girlband The Frajle and turbo-folk queen Jelena Karleusa were rumoured to be the Serbian representative. RTS have clearly decided to go down the lesser known route though and will be hoping that it brings them continued success, following Bojana’s top 10 finish on their return.

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EUROFAN MEXICO
8 years ago

SERBIA KNOW HOW TO WIN EUROVISION WE LOVE RHE BALKAN BALLADS PLEASE FIND SOMETHINK DIFERENT.

dragvision
dragvision
8 years ago

Francesca Michelin ask at all eurofans what Language sing in esc 2016? Please vote all for 100% italian Language, is the secon option this is the link
http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fescitalia%2Fstatus%2F705752417195978752&h=bAQG9GI2r

srbijaaa
srbijaaa
8 years ago

She will sing with ZAA as Sanja feat. ZAA. Everyone knows now, that it is risky to compete with next solo female, who create 50% of all contestants. Thanks God, Serbia thinks about it.

DenizNL
DenizNL
8 years ago

So no Serbian again? All I wanted was a Serbian balkan ballad. What happend after their comeback?

cheesecake
cheesecake
8 years ago

Hard to tell anything already, but looks like we won’t hear Serbian language in Stockholm… Still, as long as it’s better than last year’s **** I’ll be happy.

PP
PP
8 years ago

I do not like locally engaged songs. Last year we had song from Romania and this from Serbia.

PP
PP
8 years ago

jr esc nl

Conference for media will be 7 march, and presentation song on 10 march at 21 CET on RTS and EBU eurovision sites.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
8 years ago

Wouldn’t they release their song on the 12th of march?