Participant: Marija ŠERIFOVIĆ
Writer: Saša MILOŠEVIĆ MARE
Composer: Vladimir GRAIĆ
Video and mp3:
Ni oka da sklopim,
postelja prazna tera san,
a život se topi
i nestaje brzo, k’o dlanom o dlan.
K’o razum da gubim,
jer stvarnost i ne primećujem,
još uvek te ljubim,
još uvek ti slepo verujem.
K’o luda, ne znam kuda,
ljubavi se nove bojim,
a dane, žive rane,
više ne brojim.
Molitva, kao žar na mojim usnama je,
molitva, mesto reči samo ime tvoje.
(I) Nebo zna, kao ja,
koliko puta sam ponovila,
to nebo zna, baš kao ja,
da je ime tvoje moja jedina
Al Bogu ne mogu
lagati sve dok se molim,
a lažem ako kažem
da te ne volim
Marija Šerifović was born on November 14, 1984, in Kragujevac. Her family has been devoted to music for generations. Marija’s mother Verica Serifovic is a famous ethno-singer and her grandparents have performed the songs of the old city all their lives.
Marija dreamed of entering the world of music as a child. She knew that music would be her only occupation. She finished high school and music schools and studied management.
She made her first public performance at the age of 12 and attracted great attention due to her equisite voice and a song unusual for a girl of that age. To everyone’s surprise, she decided to sing a very demanding song – Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”.
In 2003, her first solo album “Naj, najbolja” (“Simply the Best”) was released and that was the beginning of her music career. In 2003, she participated in the Budva Festival with the song “Gorka cokolada” (“Bitter Chocolate”) and in 2004 with the song “Bol do ludila” (“Unbearable pain”) which brought her the first prize. She is considered to be one of the most talented singers in this part of the world.
In 2005, she won the first prize at the Radio Festival with the song “U nedelju” (“On Sunday”). She has received a hatful of awards from juries, journalists and colleagues, the best interpretation awards and numerous special prizes in the neighbouring countries.
After these great accomplishments, Marija released the second album “Bez ljubavi” (“Without Love”). Her first solo concert held at the Sava Centre in Belgrade showed that she had become a real music star.
Marija Serifovic won the Serbian national final – Beovizija 2007. She received the highest score both in the semi-final and the final. She is one of the best female singers in Serbia. Her voice is filled with strong emotions and has an amazing range of expression.
Music is her life. Whenever she is on the stage, she feels immense love and happiness. Undoubtedly, that is the key to her success.
Ivana Selakov was born in Belgrade, on November 8, 1978. She grew up in Sombor where she was introduced to the world of music. She finished Lower Music School, participated in numerous singing competitions, performed at jazz and rock’n’roll clubs. In 1997, she started studying biology in Belgrade, but very soon she devoted herself to music. She has appeared as a soloist at several festivals – Radio Festival, Beovizija 2006, etc. She did vocal back-up for many popular artists.
Ksenija Milosević was born in Belgrade in 1982. She studied the violin in the class of professor Dejan Mihailovic and graduated from the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade. In 2005, she received the M.A. degree. Ksenija has won many awards and performed as a soloist with prominent Serbian orchestras. Since 2001, she has been a deputy concertmaster of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. She has held the position of a concertmaster for two seasons. She participated in many international festivals with the ethno band “Ognjen and Friends”. In 2006, she sang the back vocals on Hari Mata Hari’s song which represented Bosnia& Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Ana Milenković was born in Belgrade, on April 19, 1980. She has appeared as a soloist at many festivals – Belgrade Spring (2000), Budva Festival (2001), Eurosong (2004) and Zrenjanin Festival (2004). In 2005, she joined the Blah Blah Band. They successfully participated in the Beovizija 2006 and 2007. In 2006, the band won the best newcomer award. She has worked with prominent musicians from Serbia and Montenegro. She did vocal back-up for the big pop star Zdravko Colic and a very popular singer Vlado Georgiev.
Sanja Bogosavljević was born in Belgrade, on June 28, 1979. She is an advanced student at the Faculty of Music Arts (Piano Class). At the age of ten, she participated in the festival “Children are singing hits” and finished second. She sang in the RTB Children’s Choir for a long time. Sanja was the member of the band “Divas” which took part in the Belgrade Spring Festival. She did vocal back-up for famous musicians. Sanja has been performing at various clubs in Belgrade with the Blah Blah Band for eight years. In 2006 and 2007, they successfully participated in the Beovizija Festival. They won the best newcomer award in 2006.
Suzana Dinić was born on June 1, 1986. At the age of 16, she enrolled in the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade and studied the piano. She performed her first solo concert when she was ten. At the concert in Ukraine, she was accompanied by the Lavovski Philharmonic Orchestra. She has won many awards at the national and international piano and singing competitions. Since 2003, she has been singing in the choir “Collegium Musicum” conducted by Darinka Matic Marovic.