It looks like we’re going to be dance crazy this year at Junior Eurovision. Serbia have just revealed their song for Valletta, with 12 year old Dunja Jelicic singing “U La La La”. It’s an upbeat pop song with a strong message of anti-discrimination.
Dunja Jelicic — “U La La La”
Dunja wrote “U La La La” along with Leontina Vukomanovic. There’s another big name behind the song too, as Vladimir Graic — he of “Molitva” and “Beauty Never Lies” fame — composed the track. This one certainly feels a whole lot more like Bojana than Marija. It’s very catchy from the first few beats and has some surprising depth to it.
The lyrics ask “wouldn’t it be just swell, if we mix all colors well?” This is about unity and getting us all together to tap our feet to match “the cosmic beat”. Y’all, we can certainly get behind those words!
About Dunja Jelicic
Dunja was born in Belgrade and will turn 13 just nine days before the contest begins. She’s been singing since she was six years old and has a seriously impressive resume. Amongst many other talent shows and competitions, she took part in “Pinkove zvezdice” — the same TV kids talent show that featured Serbia’s JESC 2015 representative, Lena Stamenkovic. During her time on the show, Dunja covered Maya Sar’s “Korake ti Znam”:
Maya Sar – Korake Ti Znam by Dunja Jelicic (Pinkove Zvezde) pic.twitter.com/G0EKi0ZINm
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Dunja says her influences include Beyoncé and Ariana Grande. Judging by the videos we’ve seen, she’s certainly got the vocals to keep up with those two divas!
JESC isn’t the only thing keeping her busy. She has a starring role in the musical, “Tesla: The Secret of Electropy”, which will soon debut in Serbia. That sounds positively wonderful!
What do you think of “U La La La”? Do you think that Serbia has a chance to win Junior Eurovision this year? Let us know in the comments section below.