tijana bogicevic in too deep serbia 2017

Those Balkan nations sure do like to tease us. A few days ago, it was announced that Tijana Bogicevic would represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Now, they’ve treated us with the first snippet of Tijana’s song, “In Too Deep” with a clip of the instrumental.

Tijana Bogicevic — “In Too Deep” (Instrumental Snippet)

For y’all who are done with the ballads, then fear no more. This is an up-tempo pop banger if we’ve ever heard one and it sounds like Serbia are going to be bringing it in Kyiv. Given the team behind “In Too Deep”, we’re not surprised either.

The song is written by Borislav Milanov, Bo Persson, Johan Alkenas and Lisa Ann-Mari Linder. Milanov and Person already have one big Eurovision success under their belts: they co-wrote Poli Genova’s “If Love Was a Crime” in 2016. That of course gave Bulgaria fourth place last year, their best ever result. Can they go even further with Tijana?

In a recent interview with RTS, Tijana talks about the song and the team behind her:

“I have to tell you that the song is excellent and that that’s what makes all this easier and what gives me confidence! This team has an impressive biography behind them, and I am really honoured that they picked me for this song, among all the potential singers.

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful collaboration.”

In the same interview, the US-based singer explained how she was chosen for Eurovision. She was given the honour through an internal selection, conducted by the editors of RTS’s music department.

“I wasn’t expecting a call, but it didn’t suprise me either. When I heard the song, I knew I was the logical choice.”

Of course, Tijana already has some Eurovision experience. Back in 2011, she was a backing vocalist for Nina’s “Caroban” — joining the likes of Imri Ziv in stepping up to the lead role. Tijana claims she doesn’t feel the burden of being in the focus: “this is my vocation, which I know how to do, so it’s up to me and and the whole team behind me to do this job the best way we can.”

Asked if “It is important to participate” was her motto, Tijana said that the situation at Eurovision is not that black and white.

“This is music, not sports. It’s not like I have to score three goals and someone else two to know the winner. In order to win, one must hit the musical taste of the audience. Of course, we all want to win in Kyiv and that we are hoping to guess the taste of the audience that are voting!”

What do you think of the snippet of “In Too Deep”? Are you feeling positive about Tijana and the Serbian team in Kyiv? Let us know all your thoughts by shouting them out on the wiwibloggs app. You can also leave a comment in the section below.

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Photo credits: Rade Radovic (RTS)

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Croatinho
Croatinho
4 years ago

Well, I gotta say I really like this and will wait for a final outcome with enthusiasm. So far, so good!

Bo
Bo
4 years ago

So powerful and mystical. Can’t wait to hear the song. She is fantastic singer, maybe the best female singer this year, it will only be better with her voice.

MAR
MAR
4 years ago

OMG looks like from cheap local disco …… nothing as big style as expected for ESC …… I AM completely dissapointed…………………..

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Well, I am excited about it.
Serbia had a good song last year so hopefully, they can keep that up.

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

Honestly I wasn’t expecting too much from Serbia, but this sounds reaaaally promising.

Justin K.
Justin K.
4 years ago

It’s apples and oranges, but I would compare this to “LoveWave” at the moment—ethnic elements mixed in a high energy song. I can imagine it building similarly, so I’m thinking it’ll be a great song no matter what.

I can definitely see why it rose in the betting odds, and I can only see it going higher—imagine if Serbia just presented a live version with her belting it out without problem. That’d be crazy!

Y
Y
4 years ago

From the interwebs – Jana (Macedonia) and Tijana (Serbia) have the same author team behind them and they both recorded their songs in Sofia, Bulgaria.

I dunno whether this is actually true tho.

If it is – who got the better one? LOL

stephanos13
stephanos13
4 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina So Azerbaijan is going to have that song this year?

jj
jj
4 years ago

Hopefully Serbia brings good dancers and choreography for once because this kind of song needs quick and exciting movement to go with it.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

woahhhhhhhhh this is amazing
getting some B-Complex meets Emeli Sande’s Heaven vibes
this may be the first year that I actually like Serbia

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina – thanks for all those interesting behind-the-curtain info. 🙂

Well, I guess those 100 000 euros are part of the whole budget and he wants to be certain that BNT pays its half. Which is OK, I guess. Who paid for Poli last year? LOL

Eve
Eve
4 years ago

This sounds awesome!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

@ MTD – well, it’s still unclear how the things are going in Bulgaria. The original selected artist is hesitating to sign the contract (rumor has it he wants €100k from BNT) so they’re keeping the other song (the one that imo could win) just in case. Others say they’ve given it to Azerbaijan, but Diana Hajiyeva would never sing something like that…

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

You can see people trying to catch some air when the ballad-syndrome raises in … and in this case uptempo is the way to get out of the ballad boat or you’ll drown …
Are we really celebrating diversity or ballads are to pushed aside and unwelcomed? How paradoxal towards the “diversities” within Eurovision … isn’t it Miss Dana International? Proud of the work you’ve done here?

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina – more info! Nice. 🙂

What else? Hahah

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

@EF0912 – oh, I wanna know more! 🙂

So, this was SUPPOSED to be the Macedonian entry this year? Oh, I love Balkan scandals. Hahahah

They background folksy sound fits better to Macedonia tho, than to Serbia. It has a Bulgarian writer among the writers, and Bulgarian culture is closer to Macedonia than to Serbia. And of course, Joacim Person (the Swede) composed Daniel Kajmakoski’s song back in 2015.

Intriguing. 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

It’s worth mentioning that this song was rejected by both Macedonia and Bulgaria before making it to Serbia. I’ve heard the demo, and it’s just okay – the same singer also had a far better song that could win the Eurovision, but I think they gave that one to Azerbaijan.

Sal
Sal
4 years ago

The Israel leak is here..I assume from the music video filming, but this is promising…:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVimRr0OB4E

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

Ah, Caroban. Good fun from 2011.
I hope it won’t be overloaded. It has vibe of progressive I used to like a decade ago but I know it’s quite unpredictable to wide audience. Last year #TeamPoli reflected trends so awesome that it sounded almost like a fusion, props to a charismatic singer of course.

T
T
4 years ago

Didn’t really expect Serbia to have Swedish songwriters, but oh well 🙂

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

I want to listen more of it! Maybe we have something good from Serbia.

Avstriya
Avstriya
4 years ago

This will flop so hard. Like La Noche Es Para Mi, What About My Dreams, and many other soulless attempts to desperately winning.

EF0912
EF0912
4 years ago

@Cambell Grace
I know someone who works at MRT and the delegation. It’s a mess round there.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

@DenizNL could you post a link, please?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Sounds great, but I’ll save my final comment for when the full song is released. Judging by this though, it does seem like my home country is going for the win.

Zorz
Zorz
4 years ago

This sounds different than all the songs I’ve heard by now… Who knows. Maybe Serbia is serious about winning.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

It’s only a snippet of noise..

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

A part of the Israeli song has been leaked too, that one is also amazing. Just like this one.

Cambell Grace
Cambell Grace
4 years ago

@EF0912
Where did you hear this? Intriguing, feel bad for Macedonia now if it was rightfully theirs but I don’t know the entire story. Can you elaborate/post a link to the story?

peaceman
peaceman
4 years ago

Countries who post only a snippset to tease are so PRESUMPTUOUS.

Austrian Ari
Austrian Ari
4 years ago

Sounds like a lot of background noise, so far.

Btw, it’s March, the submission deadline is coming close. Just release your damn songs. Why would you have to tease at this point? It certainly won’t improve your final product.

EF0912
EF0912
4 years ago

Actually this was Jana’s song (Macedonia) for Eurovision but some disagreement meant that Serbia took it instead.
Sounds good.

Chris Halpin
4 years ago

As a heads up, some comments have been cleaned from someone using the same e-mail and IP address but several different names claiming that another song had been leaked. Nobody likes a faker 😉

Karl B
Karl B
4 years ago

Is Europe saving the best for last? Hopefully that’s the case!

Aline Van Rossem
Aline Van Rossem
4 years ago

Where can I find the snippet of the Belgian entry? I’m soooo excited!!!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

Sounds really good!

Nikos
Nikos
4 years ago

This sounds amazing! Awesome job Srbija! 🙂

Cambell Grace
Cambell Grace
4 years ago

Can someone link the snippet for Blanche please?

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

This is very interesting!
Love Serbia and it’s always a pleasure to listen to their entry every year!
The snippet is promising, we feel a strong beat coming (up-beat song!),
We’ll see!
I expect great things from Serbia!

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
4 years ago

@joris bloemkool
Could you share it please?

Candy
Candy
4 years ago

YAY, it’s not a ballad! Sounds amazing so far.

peaceman
peaceman
4 years ago

A liitle bit on the way of the sound of cyprus act

ORE92
ORE92
4 years ago

This sounds really promising! This week is very exciting, Serbia is shaping up good, the leaked snippet from Israel sounds great, We’ll finally hear Blanche’s & Slavco’s entries on Thursday & Friday. I’m convinced we still haven’t heard this year’s winner yet. But, maybe by the end of the week we will have.

Necky
Necky
4 years ago

yeeeesssss serbia! uve been so quiet but this sounds ah-may-zing!

Cambell Grace
Cambell Grace
4 years ago

@Joris Bloemkool
Where’s the snippet?

@Frau Von Storch
Considering they internally selected both the singer and song together and they wanted the ‘whole package together’, chances are this isn’t true.

ON TOPIC: Instrumental is strong but I thought similar with Croatia so I’m hoping Serbia prove wrong.

Daniel_2017
Daniel_2017
4 years ago

I really love the snippet! I can’t wait for the whole song!

sg
sg
4 years ago

I am shook, SLAY

Kris
Kris
4 years ago

Yay…..not a ballad and she is a jazz singer…..hope the song is good and makes me wanna dance too.

Franco
Franco
4 years ago

It sounds great! I almost fear that the vocal part could ruin the epicness of the instrumentals.

Cai Pearson
Cai Pearson
4 years ago

Frau Von Storch well Bulgaria has had 2 good results in its 13 year history with only 2 qualifiers, as much as i love the country they turned down many good songs in the past they are known for bad decision making! plus serbia won on its first independent entrant they know what it is to win! about charisma thats not a fair comment until she has presented the entry live