Sanja

In her Eurovision song she sings about the horror and torment of domestic violence against women.

But on Saturday, ahead of the The Eurovision Pre-Party Riga 2016, Serbia’s Sanja Vucic ZAA was the figure of calm and happiness as she chatted with wiwiblogger Padraig.

Serbia‘s Eurovision 2016 singer tells us all about her emotional song “Goodbye (Shelter) and shows off her powerhouse vocals that will leave you with your mouth on the floor.

The Balkan beauty says she faces a real challenge bringing out the emotion needed in her song, which tackles the touch issue of domestic violence against women. It might be a challenge, but she wants to “pursue it and conquer it”, and with that performance, no doubt she’ll do it in Stockholm!

Sanja Vucic ZAA at the Eurovision Pre-Party Riga 2016

Despite the sensitive topic of her song, Sanja is a very talkative and spontaneous person, and that’s why she finds it tough to deliver the message of her song. That’s one reason she decided to sing in English: “It is really important to be heard and understood.”

She owes her internal selection to a stellar performance she gave on Serbian TV. After producers saw her wow the crowds they started researching her and BAM! She’s headed to Eurovision.

Bojana may have finished tenth last year, but Sanja is not trying to live up to that — or even think about it. The Serbian singer does not want to feel the pressure — she rather just have fun and enjoy her Eurovision experience as much as she has enjoyed Riga.

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And what of her musical influences? There’s Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, but also progressive rock and grunge. A woman of many genres, y’all!

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John Doe
John Doe
5 years ago

Sanja is full of life. She is the most interesting and entertaining female entry this year. Good luck!

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

It’s a challenge to bring out the emotion of the song… So she went full drag queen lip synch for your life in the video …

All jokes aside she has a really good voice!

Österrike
Österrike
5 years ago

I usually dont support Serbia, because they get usually their 12 points from Austria for nothing. But this year I do. The song is pure perfection and I wish Serbia really well!

Witze
Witze
5 years ago

She’s obviously one of the best voices and she will do very well. Expecting a top 6-12 result for this.

Hastings
Hastings
5 years ago

Goodbye (Shelter) is a fantastic song her voice is amazing, and she looks like a very nice person ????
You did a good job picking her Serbia!

Jordan
Jordan
5 years ago

Slow Down Girl haha, I really like her, she has a really good energy and woow, that voice. She’ll totally do very well at ESC.

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

Wow! What a charming young lady with great skills in English. Hope Serbia gets a great placing!