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Drip Drop goes Balkan with Zeljko Joksimovic

11 May 2010 at 14:35 CEST

The fans and TV-viewers can remember Zeljko Joksimovic from the 2004 edition of Europe's favourite TV-show when he finished second with his Lane Moje. He was also one of the hosts of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade.

In over 5 years, Zeljko has not participated in any joint musical projects with any other artist in his home country or abroad. Most astonishingly, in his entire musical career he has never recorded a duet for the Eurovision Song Contest.  

However, Zeljko was so deeply impressed with Safura’s song Drip Drop and her talent that he decided to go out of the line and record this duet version of the song.

It took Zeljko Joksimovic and his team of five musicians and arrangers 10 days of hard work in his Belgrade studio to re-create the song into a Balkan ballad. By the way, in Zeljko’s version you can hear not only his vocals but his accordion is playing as well.

“I am especially delighted with the song version that has been made because, I would say, I have succeeded to introduce a Balkan coverage with the flavour of Orient into a Western-style song./--/ I am very pleased with Safura’s voice, with the colour of her voice and expression that she possesses while singing it, being only 17,” he said.

The song will premiere today and you can download it on Safura’s website and on the website of Zeljko Joksimovic.