Tijana Bogićević will represent Serbia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song In Too Deep.
Tijana Bogićević is a Serbian pop singer, best known for her song Tražim (Searching) that she recorded in 2010 and has since become a big hit. From an early age Tijana displayed a remarkable aptitude for music and it is no wonder she has chosen it as her career path. She says that meeting musician Vlado Georgiev in 2001 was the turning point in her professional career because that year she joined his band as a backing vocalist. While cooperating with Georgiev, she sang as a backup singer for his studio recordings and performed in concerts throughout the region. At the same time she was working with her own band which has become one of the most popular on the club scene in Serbia.
Although she is recognised as an excellent backing vocalist, Tijana points out that she always wanted to pursue a career as a solo artist. Since her breakthrough with Tražim in 2010, Tijana has participated in several TV talent shows. Other songs that have received a lot of attention are Tijana's duets with the band Flamingosi and Aleksa Jelić, as well as the touching ballad Čudo (Miracle), composed and produced by Dušan Alagić. She has just finished recording an album with the same producer and it is expected to be released in autumn.
In 2011 Tijana participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocalist representing Serbia with Nina and the song Čaroban (Magical), an experience that she considers invaluable. It was her great wish to participate in the contest again and in May her wish will come true when she takes to the stage in Kyiv.
Things you should know about Tijana
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
It's an modern song, full of energy, something different and unexpected from Serbia.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I don't have lucky routines, I don't like to be controlled by anything.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
It is important for a few reasons. Firstly, in Serbia we are traditionally big Eurovision fans and representing Serbia was my childhood dream. Secondly, it's a big honour to represent my country, and last but not least, it's just soooo much fun!
About the song writers & composers
The authors of the music and lyrics of the song, In Too Deep, are Borislav Milanov, Bo Persson, Johan Alkenaes and Lisa Desmond, producers, composers and founders of Symphonics International. They have achieved significant success and acquired great experience with a number of Eurovision songs while pursuing many others projects. Over the years they have worked together, as well as separately and written material for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Lady Gaga, Jonas Brothers, Tokio Hotel, Mary J. Blige, Iyaz, Selena Gomez, Armin Van Buren, Alexandra Stan and Lariss to name just a few.