Last Saturday, RTS revealed that Sanja Vucic will sing for Serbia at Eurovision 2016. And now, after a seven day wait, we get to hear her entry “Goodbye”. The track was premiered during the Song For Europe TV special earlier tonight. Those of you who opted to watch Sweden’s Melodifestivalen instead missed out on the presenters setting musical challenges for Sanja and rifling through her suitcase. What a pity!
Sanja Vucic “Goodbye”
“Goodbye” is written by Ivana Peters and tackles the issue of violence against women.
Who is Sanja Vucic?
The 22-year-old currently studies Arabic language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, and speaks English, Italian, Spanish and Arabic. She’s also a fan of R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, reggae, folk, Oriental music and grunge. Interestingly, her potential success at Eurovision stems from what could be considered a personal failure. She had hoped to enroll at the Music Academy in Belgrade, but that didn’t work out, giving her the time and open schedule for ESC.
She was the lead singer of the band ZAA and has toured across the former Yugoslavia with the group, performing at more than 100 concerts at EXIT, Love Fest, Nishville, Arsenal Fest, the Lake Fest Niksic and others. So there’s a chance she will have some considerable regional support behind her.
What do y’all think of Sanja and “Goodbye”? Are Serbia heading for another top ten finish? Let us know below.