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.
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!