Beta Sudar: “Expect the unexpected hahaahhaha … it definitely won’t be boring”

As Dora approaches, we contacted the participating artists a bit before they perform their songs on stage for a short Q&A for us to get to know them better. This time we have the opportunity to speak to the 2019’s Dora participant, Beta Sudar.

F: The Eurovision stage has seen many young artists performing on it throughout the years with each of them having some kind of a background in music. What is yours?

B: Since my childhood, I won many local singing competitions but the big opportunity came along when I was still in high school and applied for a TV show Supertalent. After the show, I got contacted by a famous Croatian author and producer Predrag Martinjak who offered me a collaboration which resulted in releasing six hit singles.

F: Tell us one thing most people don’t know about you.

B: I played a violin in a music school and I also played women football in my hometown Valpovo.

F: Who is your biggest source of inspiration in life?

B: My parents who I admire for giving me and my 3 siblings (two sisters and a brother) all the support in the world. They are my big inspiration.

F: Did you watch the Eurovision Song Contest before? If yes, do you have a favourite moment?

B: Eurovision had so many remarkable moments that became a part of global entertainment history, but if I have to outline just one, then it would be Loreen’s performance of Euphoria. What a show that was!

F: You’ve competed in Dora back in 2019 with “Don’t Give Up” and finished in the top 10. What pushed you to compete once again?

B: Primary the song which is absolutely made for a big stage promotion. Dora 2019 was a unique experience for me because you don’t too often get a chance to perform in front of so grand audience with such a great production. The whole event made me feel great and I want to experience it again.

F: What is your best memory from Dora 2019?

B: I was really satisfied with my Dora 2019 performance so it brings back a lot of great memories. Prior to Dora, we’ve made some serious preparations which included many wonderful people – vocal coaches, dancers, choreographs and designers who were willing to share their talent with me.

F: Is there a different feeling between your first participation in Dora and now?

B: The excitement is the same, we’ve started to sing and dance rehearsals, but I’m sad that it won’t be held in front of a live audience. The crowd really contributes to maximizing level of good energy.

F: What is the story behind your song?

B: Ma zamisli could be translated as Just imagine and has a catchy lyrics describing an awkward situation where a guy is totally uninterested in a girl who puts all her effort in making him want her. The song is upbeat, so I’m preparing an interesting performance.

F: What shall we expect from your performance?

B: Expect the unexpected hahaahhaha…it definitely won’t be boring.

F: You recently released a new song – “Dovidjenja tugo”, which was also written by Predrag Martinjak. Is that the style we can expect from your Dora entry as well?

B: I’ve been working with Peggy who is among top 10 authors and producers in Croatia since my first single “U mislima” and till now we’ve released 6 singles that all reached Croatian airplay charts. What they all have in common are catchy rhymes, upbeat music, modern production and that special energy that suits my vocal. We’re planning a debut album release soon and I’m super excited about that.

F: What do you do in order to be the best version of yourself on stage?

B: I will do my best to make a great show on stage and to do that, a lot of preparation is required – vocal trainings and dance lessons, but also regular workout and a healthy diet that keeps me fit and strong.

F: Thank you very much Beta! Good luck in the competition!

You can listen to the 1 minute clip of Beta’s song “Ma zamisli” right here:

If Beta is your personal favorite, make sure you cast your vote for her, and for up to four more acts in our poll right here:

Based on the 1 minute snippets, vote for your favorites in Dora 2021! You can vote for up to five songs!
  • Mia Negovetić – She’s Like Dream 18%, 508 votes
    508 votes 18%
    508 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Albina – Tick-Tock 16%, 471 vote
    471 vote 16%
    471 vote - 16% of all votes
  • Alkonost of Balkan (Nina Kraljić) – Rijeka 13%, 383 votes
    383 votes 13%
    383 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Cambi – Zaljubljen 10%, 299 votes
    299 votes 10%
    299 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Bernarda – Colors 9%, 257 votes
    257 votes 9%
    257 votes - 9% of all votes
  • ToMa – Ocean of Love 7%, 190 votes
    190 votes 7%
    190 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Filip Rudan – Blind 6%, 168 votes
    168 votes 6%
    168 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Beta Sudar – Ma zamisli 5%, 153 votes
    153 votes 5%
    153 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Ella Orešković – Come This Way 5%, 146 votes
    146 votes 5%
    146 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Tony Cetinski & Kiki Rahimovski – Zapjevaj, sloboda je! 4%, 112 votes
    112 votes 4%
    112 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Sandi Cenov – Kriv 3%, 91 vote
    91 vote 3%
    91 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Eric – Reci mi 2%, 64 votes
    64 votes 2%
    64 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Brigita Vuco – Noći pijane 1%, 35 votes
    35 votes 1%
    35 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley Colburn & Bojan Jambrošić – Share the Love 0%, 14 votes
    14 votes
    14 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 2891
Voters: 1517
February 6, 2021 - February 13, 2021
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1 Comment
  1. Michael McChill says

    I am probably the only one, but I am actually very curious about Pjerino Ružević’s Soldier. It is sad that no back up artist song snippets were revealed.

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