• ZAA Sanja Vučić: Serbia's 2016 Eurovision entry (Source Eurovision.tv) (Eurovision)Source: Eurovision
Serbia's ZAA Sanja Vučić will sing 'Goodbye (Shelter)' at SEMI-FINAL 2 of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
By
Chris Zeiher

7 Apr 2016 - 5:06 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 2:47 PM

An ethno-infused and dramatic anthem delivered by a powerhouse chanteuse sets this entry apart from most of the others in Semi Final 2.

Serbia’s Sanja Vučić ZAA oozes stage presence and her confident delivery of “Goodbye (Shelter)” should see her safely through to the Grand Final but only by a stylish feather.

The downfall of the song is that it’s a bit “heard it all before” so Sanja will need to sing her heart out on stage to guarantee that glittery ticket to the final.  

Watch ZAA Sanja Vučić's official video for 'Goodbye (Shelter)':

Four Questions with ZAA Sanja Vučić

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

The first thing would be that I've been chosen to represent my country in the Eurovision Song Contest, without being a well-known artist. Also the music I create is somewhat non commercial, and in spite that fact, the organizers have seen the potential and given a chance to a young and perspective artist, and I hope to do so in many years to come.

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

Is there a right way to answer this question without being vain? As a singer, I can "swim" through genres of all kinds. For as long as I can remember, I have been testing my vocal abilities and challenging myself to do the impossible. I get around quite well with my dancing skills too, mainly in dancehall and afrobeat. I have a talent for languages, I speak three languages fluently, and I understand and can achieve a decent conversation with another three as well.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Not really, but I still like to look behind the curtain right before I go on the stage, just to see the crowd. It gives me quite a rush, and while I perform, I like to pick a person from the crowd, and give him or her undivided attention, that creates an incredible synergy, which circulates through the venue and makes a fantastic atmosphere.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It's an excellent opportunity for me to widen my artistic horizons, and to work with people I've been admiring for many years. I hope it will open new doors for me in the music industry, so I can show to the wider audience that alternative music can be inspiring and a hell of fun.

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