Two popular artists, one younger, one older, both extremely talented - this is what Serbia decided to send to the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
Milan Stanković shot to fame from a Pop Idol-like contest in Serbia. The 22-year-old star achieved victory at almost every stage of the contest back in 2007. Since that year he's become very successful, known for his eccentric dressing style and distinctive looks.
His debut album, Solo, sold quickly 50,000 copies and brought him a lot of fans. He leaves no one indifferent - some love him, others challenge his fame. But one thing is certain - the media and the fans follow closely his every step.
His song was written by the renowned composer Goran Bregović. He's been called the founding father of Yogoslav rock scene. Besides being very successful in music, he's also a famous film director, having received many prestigious awards. His song Djurdjevdan, as well as some other of his compositions, are known in the history of film as a light motive from the cult film "Borat".
He's also composed music for theatre and has even written an opera, called "Karmen with a Happy Ending". Until now it has been performed more than 150 times in metropolis all over the world.
Goran Bregović is an honorary citizen of Buenos Aires, Athens and Tirana. He was also granted an honorary doctorate by the British University of Sheffield.