In a one hour special TV show “Pesma Srbije za Evropu” (Eng. Serbia’s song for Europe), Sanja Vucic has presented Serbia’s Eurovision song for Stockholm, titled “Goodbye”.
During the show, Sanja said that her idols are energetic people, especially Seka Sabljic – a famous Serbian actress, who was also a special guest in this show and surprised Sanja. Seka wished her the best of luck in Stockholm, and told her that she is already a winner just by being here, and to live every single moment of the Eurovision bubble.
Sanja is a student of Arabic language, and she mentioned in the show that she also speaks Portuguese. This was then followed by her performing a Portuguese song “Meu fado meu”, and then also Amr Diab’s “Tamally Maak” (in Arabic). She was then asked to sing in French as well, so she performed Edith Piaf’s “Non, je ne regrette rien”, and in the end in Italian – Nek’s “Laura non c’e”.
Ivana Peters (the composer and lyricist of the song) and Ivan Ilic (who did the arrangements) were also guests in this show. Ivana said that when she started writing lyrics, it was about love. But due to many bad news, statistics about violence against women, her lyrics started being about this subject. The Serbian version of the song is called “Iza osmeha” (Eng. Behind the smile), and she says she didn’t want to translate the song. She wrote completely different lyrics in Serbian, but they are about the same subject.
Sanja presented her Eurovision song both in English, and in Serbian. Give a listen to “Goodbye” (in English), as it will be performed at Eurovision 2016 in Sweden: