Former Eurovision winner Marija Serivofic passed her Eurovision experience onto Azerbaijan’s 2016 act Samra as they enjoyed a meal together in Belgrade. As part of Samra’s promotional visit to Serbia, she caught up with the 2007 winner and chatted about the secrets of Eurovision success.
The two Eurovision stars enjoyed a traditional Serbian meal, and chatted about the Eurovision experience.
Samra was thrilled to meet her childhood idol, saying, “I saw her on TV when I was a little girl, and it’s like a miracle to meet her now.”
Marija had nice things to say about Samra’s home country, saying that of all the contests she’s attended since her 2007 win, Baku was the most memorable. “The whole country wanted to have some kind of participation in the project, to do something to make it better. I’m going to remember it for a lifetime.”
As for how to win the contest, Marija had some good advice. “There is no secret. When you go out on stage, we have to trust you that you feel that song and you have to convince us so we’re gonna vote for you.”
Samra also caught up with her Serbian counterpart, Sanja Vucic. The pair had previously met in Tel Aviv, where they formed an instant bond, along with their new BFF Hovi Star.
The two sang a bit of each other’s song, shared plenty of laughs, with Sanja wishing Samra the best of luck for the tough first semi-final.