Since winning Serbia’s national final for Eurovision 2022, Pesma za Evroviziju 22, Konstrakta has been going viral on all platforms with her fascinatingly unique number “In Corpore Sano” – that’s “In A Healthy Body” in Latin.

While at first glance the repeated hand-washing, towel whipping and referencing of Meghan Markle might seem bizarre, Konstrakta’s song carries a plethora of deep critiques towards social norms, politics, as well as her country’s health system. With all this in mind, let’s dive into the lyrics and messages that Konstrakta is conveying in Eurovision 2022 entry.

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Serbia in Eurovision 2022: Konsktrakta – “In Corpore Sano”

Ana Ðurić, better known as Konstrakta, debuted in the Serbian music scene as a member of a group entitled Mistakemistake. However, she first gained some prominence performing with the Belgrade-based band Zemlja Gruvaeven competing in the 2008 and 2009 editions of the former Serbian national selection, Beovizija. Following on from that, she and her band released several studio albums between 2010 and 2016. Then in 2019 she decided to start her solo career.

Having released a couple of songs as a solo artist, Konstrakta applied to represent her home country at Eurovision 2022 with In Corpore Sano”, thus requiring her to partake in Serbia’s revamped national final, Pesma za Evroviziju. Despite containing a star-studded line-up of established artists, such as Sara Jo, as well as rising stars Zorja and Angellina, Konstrakta generated a tsunami of hype following her semi-final performance that, ultimately, carried her to victory and a ticket to Turin in May. 

What do the “In Corpore Sano” lyrics mean?

While many of us were transfixed by the arresting staging Konstrakta brought to Serbia’s national final, the deep, hidden messages behind her song might have slipped past some at first listen. According to Konstrakta herself, she wants to refrain from attributing a single meaning to her song, and allow the listener to find something within the song that resonates with them. To lend a helping hand, let’s dive into some possible interpretations of Konstrakta’s “In Corpore Sano”.

The song opens with a peculiar inquiry into the secrets behind the healthy hair of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. This is quickly followed by a remark saying that one’s skin and hair can reveal everything about a person. Essentially, the mantra that one lives by is: “as long as one has a healthy body, that is all that matters”. This could comment towards the superficial nature of today’s society and media, which constantly tends to fixate on one’s external features as a measure of how healthy one is. This leads to the first chorus: “an artist must be healthy” on the outside, in the public eye, otherwise people will begin to make assumptions and judgements that are completely wrong.

Konstrakta builds on this notion with her climactic chant in Latin, highlighting how society has completely forgotten to register one’s mental health as a marker for how healthy we are. She sings how the body is healthy, but the mind is sick, sad, frightened, and desperate; yet this all means nothing as long as we appear well on the outside.

Aside from this, Konstrakta also brings up the issue of health insurance, or lack thereof, not just for many in Serbia, but across the entire world. In many interviews, Konstrakta has been asked whether she has health insurance, to which she simply states: “No, much like many others”. Such is a big issue within the scene of independent artists, who are not part of the mainstream media machine, and cannot afford to pay for health insurance, thus putting themselves at risk in the name of promoting their art. This explains the constant hand-washing we saw in Konstrakta’s national final performance, as well as the lyric: “we’re lucky that the autonomic nervous system exists to maintain our heartbeat.”, since, without health insurance, many artists have to worry about falling ill, but, sarcastically, at least we do not have to control our heartbeat. 

Finally, one could also interpret Konstrakta’s “In Corpore Sano” in a political manner, emphasising the issues of both conformity and identity.  Seeing her wash her hands during her performance and Konstrakta’s position as an independent artist, one could begin to understand how the media treats such artists who do not conform to the mainstream, as well as how governments all across the world handle those who do not align themselves with their ideals – washing them away. All of these points are nicely concluded at the end of the song: “So, now what?”; how do we, as humans, proceed knowing the state of the society in which we live? Well, that’s up to us to figure out.

“In Corpore Sano” lyrics – Konstrakta (Serbia ESC 2022)

Written and composed by: Ana Ðurić (Konstrakta) and Milovan Bošković

Original lyrics

Onas eroproc ni amrifni snem
 
 
Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?
Koja li je tajna?
Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?
Koja li je tajna?
(Koja li je tajna?)
 
 
Mislim da u pitanju je duboka hidratacija
Kažu da na koži i kosi se jasno vidi sve
Recimo, tamni kolutovi oko očiju
Ukazuju na probleme s jetrom
Fleke oko usana možda uvećana slezina
Uvećana slezina nije dobra, nije lepa
A umetnica mora biti zdrava
 
 
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, bi-bi-bi-biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, mora, mora, mora
 
Velika je sreća što postoji
Autonomni nervni sistem
Ne moram kontrolisati otkucaje srca
Srce kuca, srce samo kuca
 
Letnji dani, jarke boje
Suknje moje na mom telu
Suknje moje, pas i ja
Šetamo nas dvoje
Brojimo korake,
Suknja ide oko noge moje,
Mi šetamo i to je sve
 
 
I ne mora bolje
Srce samo kuca
Dajem poverenje
Neka samo kuca
Dajem poverenje
eka kuca, neka dišem
Bože zdravlja, Bože zdravlja, Bože zdravlja
(Bože zdravlja)
Nemam knjižicu
 
 
O kako da me prate
(U ime zdravlja)
Da o meni brinu (U ime zdravlja)
Umetnica je nevidljiva (U ime zdravlja)
Ne vidiš me, to je magija (U ime zdravlja)
Umetnica može biti zdrava
 
 
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, bi-bi-bi-biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, može, može, može
 
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
Corpus je sanus
I šta ćemo sad?
 
Mens infirma in corpore sano
Animus tristis in corpore sano
Mens desperata in corpore sano
Mens conterrita in corpore sano
 
I šta ćemo sad?

English translation

Onas eroproc ni amrifni snem*

I wonder what’s the secret
Behind Meghan Markle’s healthy hair?
I wonder what’s the secret?
I wonder what’s the secret
Behind Meghan Markle’s healthy hair?
I wonder what’s the secret? (I wonder what’s the secret?)
 
I think that deep hydration is what it is
They say that one’s skin and hair show everything clearly
For example, dark circles around the eyes
Could indicate liver problems
Blemishes around the lips, enlarged spleen perhaps?
Enlarged spleen is not good, it’s not pretty
And the artist, she needs to be healthy
 
Be healthy, be healthy, be healthy
B-b-b be healthy
Be healthy, be healthy, be healthy
She must be, she must be, she must be
 
We’re incredibly lucky
That there’s such a thing as the autonomic nervous system
I don’t need to control my own heart beats
The heart beats, the heart beats on its own
 
Bright colours of a summer day
My skirt is on my body,
My skirt, the dog and I
The two of us are talking a walk
We’re counting the steps
The skirt flows around my leg
We are taking a walk, and that’s it
 
And it doesn’t need to get any better than this
The heart beats on its own
I put my trust in it
Let it beat on its own
I put my trust in it
Let it beat, let me breathe
God, give me health, God, give me health, God, give me health
(God, give me health)
I don’t have health insurance
 
How will they be able to keep track of me?
(In the name of health)
To care for me? (In the name of health)
The artist, she is invisible (In the name of health)
You don’t see me, it’s magic (In the name of health)
The artist, she can be healthy
 
Be healthy, be healthy, be healthy
B-b-b be healthy
Be healthy, be healthy, be healthy
She can be, she can be, she can be
 
In a healthy body, in a healthy body
In a healthy body, in a healthy body
In a healthy body, in a healthy body
The body is healthy
So now what?
 
A sick mind in a healthy body
A sad soul in a healthy body
A desperate mind in a healthy body
A terrified mind in a healthy body
So now what?

 

*”Onas eroproc ni amrifni snem” is a Latin saying “Mens infirma in corpore sano” said in reverse (“A sick mind in a healthy body”).

So what do you think of Konstrakta’s “In Corpore San”? Do you like the song’s message? Do you predict success for Serbia in Turin? Let us know below!

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Michael
Michael
2 months ago

Konstrakta’s song is part two out of three that form a piece called “Triptih”. Her performance has nothing to do with Megan Markle, hydration, politics or covid, it’s performance art that is intelligent, quirky and constructed from top to bottom to perfection. It’s not weird nor funny, it’s art. It’s created to make people stop and think about life for a second, it’s there to provoke, not to soothe or kill time. In those three songs she’s describing a life of grown woman in Serbia, and likely in this World. First part “Noble” is talking about society labels as “be… Read more »

Maja K.
2 months ago

Love how you explained it! I’m embarrassed to say I wasn’t sure what the song was completely about, but now I know. Thank you for the AMAZING explanation. I think it is a great timing for it seeing that the world is under… pressure… filled with tension due to covid, finances, media, politics and her song just hints at it all. In the end, we should focus on being healthy, in our minds and our lives as much as we can.

Vivian
Vivian
3 months ago

As a Dutchie, I keep hearing misheard lyrics. When she sings “Neka samo kuca” it sounds like she’s singing “Lekker samen poetsen” which roughly means ‘Nicely cleaning together’ xD

Anne
Anne
2 months ago
Reply to  Vivian

past bij het liedje ook, bij het handwassen xD

Eglutt
Eglutt
3 months ago

after all these months this songs still makes no sense. Nobody gives 2 sh*ts about “healthy” bodies. Media care only about “beautiful” bodies. You can be with a deadly desease, feel pain by breathing alone – but if you’re “hot” brands basically offer you free sh*t for being hot

alex
alex
2 months ago
Reply to  Eglutt

That’s… That’s what it’s about… Did you not read the article?

Margo
Margo
4 months ago

Another missed point is when she says: I do not have a “booklet” (which in Serbian means health insurance) it can also refer to belonging to a certain political party, mainstream media, ideology, music, etc.

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  Margo

Big mistake indeed!
She’s icon, she’s queen she is the moment
??????

Nek je prokleto mekano! ;)
Nek je prokleto mekano! ;)
4 months ago

So proud of our Konstrakta <3 I wanted to share one more possible read of this song to try to explain why it’s so meaningful to us ExYU slavs 🙂 Disclaimer – there is no confirmation that this was the message that Konstrakta wanted to send, but nonetheless, this is what many of us think about when hearing her song. Here in Serbia we have a huge problem with censorship, almost all of our media is owned by the ruling party, and the only message that gets through the general public is theirs. And this is a very superficial message… Read more »

Olja
Olja
4 months ago

Pure art! Konstrakta (Ana) ante portas – veni, vidi, vici!

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  Olja

Amazing!

Daniela
Daniela
4 months ago

One important point of performance seems to be missed by everyone.
When Constracta claims not to have health insurance, you can feel sense of paranoia in the air- you can see it in her performance, as well- she looks behind her in some suspicious way saying: i don’t have health insurance because I don’t want Them to follow me in the name of health. I’m magically invisible to Them.
She raises question about conspirancy theories which are welcomed by many people all over the world, especially in the time of pandemics.

kljjl
kljjl
4 months ago

this song is amazing and should win. good luck from poland!

DALTH
DALTH
4 months ago

Have a feeling this could go top 10, not going to be for everyone but it is going to stand out. In my top five for Turin, back to the good old days when Serbia were regularly mixing it up with their entries. Only worry it may get dismissed as novelty and get lost on the casual viewer. It’s an easy gag for Norton you just know he will take the piss unfortunately.

ogi
ogi
4 months ago
Reply to  DALTH

he knows better than that i think

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  DALTH

He can only try, but he is cleaver man, so hope for the best!

Neky
Neky
4 months ago

god I feel like this has so many layers, almost takes me back to high school and the analysis of some literature masterpieces. and thats what it is-musical and lyrical masterpiece. Well done, Konstrakta!

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  Neky

I feel the same, so proud of her??????

pia
pia
4 months ago

Sooo many layers and references. Konstrakta is already an icon and an earthquake in ESC.

One very important reference for me, is that the choir sings “Boze zdravlja” in the melody of Serbian national anthem “Boze pravde”. This line is directly followed by the “Nemam knjizicu”, which someone correctly pointed can mean no health insurance but also no membership in the ruling party. This thing alone gives another layer that can be interpreted in million ways. Konstrakta is a lyrical genius

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Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

She´s absolutely gorgeous !

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Queen ?

dragan
dragan
4 months ago

No need to win, she is already won. Message is sent.

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  dragan

That is exactly what i tweeted ?????????????

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
4 months ago

I hope she doesn’t get booed in Torino, because of how Serbia’s government but also many citizens are pro-Russia.
Apart from that, I must say, that this song is one of the rare examples of pure art at ESC. So I don’t agree with some people who say that this is a wannabe-artsy entry. it is pure art and doesn’t pretend to be artsy for the sake of being mainstream.

Marko
Marko
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

What?? Serbia literally condemned Russia’s aggression and respects Ukraine’s borders and sovereignty. And that was official during UN’s conference.
Yes, people are mostly pro russian, but in other things. In this situation almost everyone is against the aggression, simple because we experienced one in 1999. So no, we are not pro russian in this case, but neither pro Ukraine, and we stand by it. We have a lot to lose if we dare to choose either side, so we did it like that.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
4 months ago
Reply to  Marko

Girl, if you are not pro-ukraine, you are for the war. Serbia should choose a side, you can’t have it both ways. 😉
The NATO bombing is in no way the same as the Ukraine-Russia war. Very disrespectful to compare the both.

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Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Hope you get better soon because your comments are absurd. Good luck.

jojo
jojo
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

NATO bombing went after civilians and civilian infrastructure the most, while Russia is targeting Ukraine’s military infrastructure. They just hit a huge base with many mercenaries in western Ukraine. They killed some British, Brazilian and injured Dutch mercenaries, among others.
Meanwhile Ukraine replied with a cluster bomb missile in the middle of the Donbass area which was pure civilian, and they have killed 26 civilians, including children.
Ukraine’s been attacking the Donbass people in Southeastern Ukraine for 8 years and has killed 14,000 who are mostly Donbass civilians.

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Margo
Margo
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

“Girl”, you see, we could not care less if she qualifies – we chose this song with a majority of votes and we have had a good reason. Don’t think anyone would boo any song at ESC.

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  Marko

Thank you.
Explained everything!
No more to say.

ga89
ga89
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

It is irrelevant what Serbian politicians think about Russia or if they love Putin or not. Serbia is not taking part in this war. I am not trying to defend Serbia in any way (and as a Bosnian I know what aggressive politics means, particularly from Serbia), but it is ridiculous to put pro-Putin stamp on Serbia in this case.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
4 months ago
Reply to  ga89

As a Bosnian you should know better.

gea
gea
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Again, Serbia is not taking part in the conflict in Ukraine. I cannot care less about what an ordinary Serb might think about Russia or Ukraine, but trying to put Serbia into all this drama is simply not ok and fair.

Andzly
Andzly
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

No, just don’t generalize a whole country

jojo
jojo
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Bosnia and Herzegovina was a 4-way civil war. The Bosnian Muslims and Croats turned against each other only 6 months into that war and had some of the most intense fighting. They left Mostar the most damaged city in BiH. There was also some independent Bosnian Muslims in the Northwest who were allied to the Serbs. They were eventually attacked by Sarajevo government forces and pushed into Croatia. Croatia blocked them from going further and they were in impoverished camps until they were allowed to migrate to other countries. Meanwhile Croatia was allowed to send in its forces who were… Read more »

gea
gea
4 months ago

When she says “Ne’am knjižicu” it hits very hard and from that moment the song takes me to another dimension. For those of you from the Balkans you know what I am talking about. “Knjižica” is a symbol of everything wrong here. I just hope non-Balkans people get this. Serbia has a serious job in making this easy to understand to non south-Slavic speakers, but still to keep the concept seen in Serbian selection.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  gea

I always assumed that by ”knjižica” she was referring to ”zdravstvena knjižica” (a health document), but thinking more about it, this might be a double meaning, also referring to ”partijska knjižica” (a membership within the ruling political party), as both could mean an advantage in getting help. Under all the humor, it’s a very layered entry.

Dusan
Dusan
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I agree, Colin.

Oliver Rainbird
Oliver Rainbird
4 months ago
Reply to  gea

I’m so glad you brought up the political connotation behind the “knjižica”. I was debating whether to delve into that interpretation as well, but the article really would have gone on for too long. One way or another, there are definitely some critiques of the political system there; thanks for the addition!

gea
gea
4 months ago

You are probably right, there are some elements in the song that could be understood as anti-regime and having in mind who is in charge in Serbia at the moment it totally makes sense.

Aeria
Aeria
4 months ago

It’s an intriguing song but I don’t think first-time viewers will get the message and will instead be creeped out by her. I don’t really think this is as ‘safe’ of a qualifier as many suggest. I do kinda like it myself though.

gea
gea
4 months ago
Reply to  Aeria

Well, that is what people said prior to the show in Serbia and see what happened… I think Serbia is a serious threat. And let’s not forget, people will get a chance to see the song in the semi so it won’t freak out people that much by Saturday evening. And yes, I see no universe where this fails to advance.

Benji
Benji
4 months ago
Reply to  gea

And you are 100% sure that Serbia will bi among the finalists so the song will be performed twice?

ga89
ga89
4 months ago
Reply to  Benji

For me that is not even a question.

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  Benji

Was positive 100%

sam
sam
4 months ago
Reply to  Aeria

keep in mind konstrakta had more televotes than both zorja and sara jo combined

Danilo
Danilo
4 months ago
Reply to  sam

And that happened for the first time in history in Serbia! First time that jury and televote have same winer, first time double televote votes than second song, and Sara Jo has very very good performance

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

Is anyone else even slightly uncomfortable in how this song exposes how artificial and overblown the entire Eurovision Song Contest is? I admire Konstrakta for pointing out how our priorities as a society are all wrong, but yet I’m still interested in what outfits the contestants will wear and can’t wait to see what image the contestants will present on stage in Turin. I will also watch with interest as the winner’s career explodes internationally and will be sad when one of them has a nervous breakdown when they struggle with fame, but will be pleased that they have access… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

No, because the song is about mental health. Music is crucial for that, try and imagine a world without it. It also gives a lot of people something to look forward to.

Culture is important.

sam
sam
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

honestly that’s a great interpretation of the song. it’s what is so artistic and brilliant about it because there are so many conclusions you can gather from it. i can’t really think of a eurovision act in the history of the contest that has that effect on people, in corpore sano and konstrakta are both such gems

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mio
mio
4 months ago

This is my favorite song of the year. It makes me think, feel, and move. The lyrics, composition, performance, and staging are all excellent.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

Everything about this is just perfect. The line “Nemam knjizicu” which describes in two simple words every corruptive society, praying to God for health, washing hands in the washbowl, being thankful for nervous autonomous system and heart beating out of itself, those people around her with towels, and then those Latin lines in the end which could perfectly be relatable to pandemic; We will wash our hands, we will wear the masks and we will get the vaccine, but what about our mental health? Fans are still unsure about this and some still do not want to accept it, but… Read more »

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Sasha
Sasha
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Finally someone gets it! Thank you. It’s a subtle slap in the face to the overreacted lockdown measures worldwide, a complete shift towards healthy body narrative with a complete disregard to the fact that world population is becoming mental patients because of this fear tactics and cancel culture. Konstrakta is smart not to say it out loud, why creating unnecessary backlash before the Eurovision, but people will get it more and more as the time goes by. Brilliant.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

I’m very curious how juries will respond and play in this song.
The topic and message should resonate with them but again this is artsy and original at the same time.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t see a more worthy jury winner in the second semifinal than what Serbia is serving.

Dahe
4 months ago

I really became obsessed with this song.. after read the lyrics translation, the first thing in my mind was this song is so an architect’s vibe.. even the lyrics, as we usually hard maintaining our health..haha and only architects or s/o who has such a sense of art can write and compose this kind of music.. and turns out Konstrakta herself is an architect! No wonder!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

On Thursday night, I thought this was interesting but wasn’t expecting it to do well. On Friday night, I asked myself if this shouldn’t win the Serbian selection. On Saturday night, I was happy that Konstrakta won, but still didn’t know how much I loved it. Sunday night I listened to most of the selected entries and noticed this was already in my top 10. By Monday, it was already in my top 5, joining the group of entries I really love. Quite a journey! Great article, Oliver! It added another a new layer I haven’t read yet, the “washing… Read more »

Karl
Karl
4 months ago

We stan our Hygiene Queen! <3

This is my #1

Boy from Germany
Boy from Germany
4 months ago

For me this is art. And Konstrakta is an real artist. She will never change her style, she will never acting like someone ellse, she will never smile if conversation is not funy to her. And she don’t care what other people thinking about her. She is strong personality and talented women. I’m allso opsesed with her first song in triology named “triptih”. Song name is Nobl and is geniusly funny.

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago

my favorite song of 2022 and i doubt that’s changing at this point. so many layers to it. and the performance is really perfect.

DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

As a Serbian it’s so difficult waiting for May to see the outcome of ICS…
On one hand I am so glad we are sending something so unique but then I remember Telemoveis…

Nicomro
4 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

This is way more accessible than telemoveis i think ! The beat is so nice (while it was very unique in telemoveis) and the staging is so far less… Weird than telemoveis, but still singular and captivating.
I would bet on a top 10 minimum imo 😀 (i’m french)

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

telemoveis came off as pretentious and artsy-fartsy due to how it was performed. i don’t think this will have that effect at all. this is more theatrical and the song is more accessible.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
4 months ago

I really don’t get why some people like the song and performance. It just comes across as bizarre to me.
Most Eurovision viewers don’t speak Serbian and won’t get the message. They’ll see a woman washing her hands on stage singing about Meghan Markle and will be thinking WTF.
Quite frankly I’ll be very shocked if this manages to qualify for the grand final.

I care
I care
4 months ago

I would add something that Konstrakta said in one interview – when she says “zdrava” – healthy, she means pretty bc all the sympthoms that she counted are making an artist ugly. If an artist isn’t pretty, their art isn’t pretty too

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago

Slowly, this is creeping into my top 10, top FIVE even!

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

Potential televoting winner

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

I’m worried if it stays in Serbian, most people watching will just assume it is about Covid. Hopefully the commentators will do their job properly.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I do, of course, want it to stay in Serbian.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Just throw the english lyrics on the backscreen.

Steven
Steven
4 months ago

I actually wouldn’t want to see the english lyrics on the backscreen, because then we would miss seeing Konstrakta’s hypnotic stare …

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Steven

I agree, but as some of the lyrics (the chorus, at least) repeat, they could have a glimpse or two with the translation, with the majority of time being focused on Konstrakta. In fact, if her performance remains similar as it was in the NF, I’d be happy.

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  Steven

i totally agree, subtitles are the way to go

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Put them up on your TV for hard.of hearing

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  Steven

they are on TVs. I have subtitles come up and there was when I watched the video. The song seems a bit Eurythmics/Pet Shop Boys beat and with another act I can’t think of their name..It’s very British! and again American people mentoned in it…oh dear American song contest

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

that would be something we all can relate to, since covid response was pretty awful in almost every country

okanial
okanial
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I hope they will do straight up subtitles

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  okanial

Having embedded subtitles for every entry not in English would be a great addition to Eurovision in general. Much more people would know what’s the content of the songs they are voting for. It has to be subtle and not very distracting, though, so that one may choose looking at it or ignoring it. Much like in a film.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

That would only be good if it was optional. Every broadcaster should get a translation in their own language, and the commentators tell us to press some button if we want it.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree. That would be the ideal option. 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Maybe even more importantly, every jury should be given a translation. They need to know exactly what they are voting for.. or not voting for. Especially when the juries don’t have a commentator to explain. Italy 2018.

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

We did in the UK

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

They do on the BBC and I had them on my TV the foreign songs came up in English!!!

Jay
Jay
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Ridiculous concept

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  okanial

No go to your television settings and the video lyrics can be printed online

gea
gea
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It will stay in Serbian, she confirmed for one Serbian web portal.

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It is a bit as COVID affected.mental health but largely about celebrity and social media the affects on emtal health and the body. The system of provision I think I picked up. The English lyrics on my subtitles!

Collette
4 months ago
Reply to  Collette

and Meghan Markle is actually Duchess of Sussex and chose to leave the Royal Family in the UK to return to America over being photographed…her image.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
4 months ago

My winner thus far. Is it just me or does this feel like a spiritual successor to PIN’s Lolita Zero, but more polished? Still, I’m really hoping she can sell the message more on stage since most voters don’t understand serbian.

Giorgio
Giorgio
4 months ago

To quote Björk, this is a classic example of “bed for words”. Yeah it’s an interesting and thought provoking message (a bit on the nose), but Eurovision is a song contest, first and foremost. I struggle to see the merits of this artistic endeavour from a musical standpoint. It’s a resounding no from me.

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Giorgio

I feel like we should not be attempting to define the Eurovision, as its definition has evolved over time….

I care
I care
4 months ago
Reply to  Giorgio

The truth is that the Eurovision does not deserve this song

ogi
ogi
4 months ago
Reply to  Giorgio

what is your definition of a song?

sam
sam
4 months ago

one of my favorite eurovision songs of all time. its my winner right now and it’s very likely serbia will remain my winner for the rest of the season just based on how much i love this song. every place i go since i first heard it i have been singing bit bit bit biti zdrava… konstrakta is a genius and eurovision must reward her kindly for blessing us with this amazing song

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beccaboo1212
4 months ago

“In corpore sano” music video when?

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

it doesnt need a music video.

Escfan122
Escfan122
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

It already has a video as a part of Konstrakta’s music project “Triptih”

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

“In corpore sano” is a part of the “Triptih,” so if you visit the following link you will see the music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfU63CHL4wo

Last edited 4 months ago by Steven
Oliver Rainbird
Oliver Rainbird
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

You can find the music video to “In Corpore Sano” in her video entitled “TRIPITH” (starting around 4:30)! 🙂

Kristina
Kristina
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Check out her video “Triptih”. It’s a trilogy which includes an official video of “In corpore sano”.

I care
I care
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

There is “triology” named Triptih where second song is this, and video as well

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

It’s already out there.

ogi
ogi
4 months ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

it’s been out a few weeks

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago

Well done Oliver, very interesting article for a thought provocative art piece. It is a bold move to send something that artistic and open to interpretation in such a big platform because many people will just focus on the performance, but the lyrics are such a smart social commentary without pushing an agenda but making the receiver think and interpret. Thats what art is about.

Vanja
4 months ago

It’s an absolute masterpiece!

ogi
ogi
4 months ago

it’s “in a healthy body” not “healthy body” also, a smaller detail, “boze zdravlja” doean’t quite mean “god give me health” – it’s word-for-word translation. “boze zdravlja” is similar to “insallah” or another serbian phrase “ako bog da”, and it really means “god willing” in the sense “it will happen if the god provides health” – she’s saying basically that all these tenets of a healthy body are up to god because she doesn’t have health insurance. it’s kinda a play on words… obsessive hand washing can have another meaning – our OCD obsession with a healthy body (this is… Read more »

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Oliver Rainbird
Oliver Rainbird
4 months ago
Reply to  ogi

Thank you for the added interpretations! This song is filled with meaning and purpose that everyone can find something new every time one reads the lyrics. I could only give a couple of ideas to give a general overview, and hopefully encourage discussions like yours to add their own interpretation to the pile :D.

pia
pia
4 months ago
Reply to  ogi

A very important reference is that the choir sings “Boze zdravlja” in the melody of Serbian national anthem “Boze pravde”. This line is directly followed by the “Nemam knjizicu”, which someone correctly pointed can mean no health insurance but also no membership in the ruling party. This thing alone gives another layer that can be interpreted. Konstrakta is a lyrical genius

Last edited 4 months ago by pia
ogi
ogi
4 months ago
Reply to  pia

i wouldn’t go that far. i’d stick to what’s in the actual lyrics. personally i don’t think there’s any politics, it’s just an observation.

pia
pia
4 months ago
Reply to  ogi

It is literally sung in the melody of the anthem though, and I don’t think anything in this song is a coincidence.

Last edited 4 months ago by pia