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Sanja Vučić ZAA
Sanja Vučić ZAA
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Sanja (Serbia): "Eurovision brings joy to my heart"

There are at least two things Sanja Vučić ZAA from Serbia is crazy about, and those are foreign languages and music. She is fluent in Arabic, Spanish, Italian, English, and quite determined to learn Portuguese as well. When it comes to music, Serbian representative in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest feels comfortable in almost any music genre. Besides pop, Sanja enjoys singing traditional Serbian folk songs, but also jazz, reggae, dub and post-rock. How's Sanja preparing for the Eurovision euphoria in May in Sweden? Any special routines?

Sanja ZAA: To be honest, I don't have any special preparation's or any special routines and exercises, but what I'm planning to do is to get on stage before my performance (as I can't really peek through the curtain can I?), and see how big is the crowd at the venue. Anyway, that's something that gives me adrenaline.

There are 43 Eurovision entries competing this year, what makes your song different, better, special...?

Well, I wouldn't say that my song is better. But it's a powerful song that's for sure, and it tackles an important social issue, which is women abuse. It is important for the message to come across, and to raise the awareness.

Is there any Eurovision entry you could imagine yourself singing? Doing a cover? Not necessarily from this year.

In matter of fact there is. I do want to do a cover of one really great Eurovision song, It's the last year's entry from Georgia, Warrior performed by Nina Sublati.

What do you like about the Eurovision Song Contest the most and is there anything you would you like it to be different?

The thing I like the most about the Eurovision is the diversity of the songs. Every year this contest brings a diverse choice of music and talented people and performances, and it's something that brings joy to me as a musician and artist.

Here's a tricky one: if you win the Eurovision Song Contest, what would be the first thing you would do and why?

Well, I don't want to prejudge, but the first thing I would do is to scream. I have a high-pitched voice, and I think it would be painful for people around me to hear that... I presume that would be the first thing I would do.

How do you like this year's Eurovision entry from Serbia?