Željko will be writing his own blog, which will be updated regularly with news on the progress of the song and his promotional campaign in the lead up to Baku. Information will also be updated in English so that as many followers can use the site as possible.
Song has been created
Commenting about his fourth participation in Europe's Favourite TV Show, Željko remarks "For the first time I have enough time, I have short deadlines and time to really enjoy it. I feel fantastic. I have passed the first great wave of excitement, and reactions of my friends from all around the world."
The Serbian entry for 2012 has not yet been finished, but Željko does drop a few hints in his blog saying "This is a song for all of us. I am aware of the responsibility I have as a representative of Serbia at the next Eurovision Song Contest, and I am very dedicated. The song was already created and are now working on the text. The song has to be strong, in terms of both emotion and sound."
Major tour for Željko
Željko is currently embarking upon a tour, which will not finish until February 14th. The tour is mainly around the Balkan regions, however there was a concert in Germany in December also. Last week, when in Croatia, Željko was a special guest at the concert of Boris Novković in the crowded sport hall Cibona Centre.
After Croatia, he went on to Skopje and gave a concert there that will be remembered for a long time. The atmosphere was reported to be fantastic with more than 13.000 fans who enjoyed their time at the concert for almost three hours. Kaliopi, the FYR Macedonian representative in Baku next year and Hari Varesanović, who sang Željko's composition Lejla to third place in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest for Bosnia & Herzegovina were also guests at the concert.
Strong Eurovision pedigree
Željko Joksimović finished in second place in the Final of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest for Serbia & Montenegro with Lane Moje. He returned in 2006 as composer for Bosnia & Herzegovina when Hari Mata Hari achieved third place in the Final.
He was co-presenter of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, and also composer of the Serbian entry Oro by Jelena Tomasević which gained sixth place in the Final.