Participant: Marija Å ERIFOVIÄ†
Writer: SaÅ¡a MILOÅ EVIÄ† MARE
Composer: Vladimir GRAIÄ†
Video and mp3:
Ni oka da sklopim,
postelja prazna tera san,
a Å¾ivot se topi
i nestaje brzo, k’o dlanom o dlan.
K’o razum da gubim,
jer stvarnost i ne primeÄ‡ujem,
joÅ¡ uvek te ljubim,
joÅ¡ uvek ti slepo verujem.
K’o luda, ne znam kuda,
ljubavi se nove bojim,
a dane, Å¾ive rane,
viÅ¡e ne brojim.
Molitva, kao Å¾ar na mojim usnama je,
molitva, mesto reÄi samo ime tvoje.
(I) Nebo zna, kao ja,
koliko puta sam ponovila,
to nebo zna, baÅ¡ kao ja,
da je ime tvoje moja jedina
Al Bogu ne mogu
lagati sve dok se molim,
a laÅ¾em ako kaÅ¾em
da te ne volim
Marija Å erifoviÄ‡
Marija Å erifoviÄ‡ 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 MiloseviÄ‡ 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 MilenkoviÄ‡ 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 BogosavljeviÄ‡ 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 DiniÄ‡ 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.
Znaci ne dam da mi dirate Mariju,da govorite kako je pobeda politicka kompenzacija za sva desavanja na Balkanu i da umanjujete vrednost Eurosonga. Dovoljno je to sto ce sledeci Eurosong 2008 biti odrzan u nasoj Areni i mislim da ce pojedini ljudi tek tada shvatiti vrednost ovog naseg srpskog trijumfa. Sto je tice pesme,definitivno je tekst dirljiv i tera te da se zamislis i najezis,nastup i devojke(vokali) su bili fantasticni,potpuno uklopljeni u tekst pesme i ambijent.Posebno bih pohvalila garderobu odabranu,kao i snazne pokrete pune emocija,u stvari citav performans, koji je upravo zbog svoje jednostavnosti i elegantnosti, bio efektan. Kome srce u trenutku proglasenja pobede nije zaigralo,treba da se zapita da li je Srbin, i u krajnjem slucaju covek. Ja samo mogu da kazem da sam nepomicno stajala 10 min ispred TV-a i osecala takav ponos i za to HVALA ti MARIJA OD SRCA. Nasa molitva je uslisena!
co tu duzo mowiÄ‡..piosenka bardzo fajna… rozni siÄ™ od wszystkich ”zwyklych”piosenek…… POLSKA POLSKA
First time i see the really best song win on a Evrovision. Marija best singer! This voice touched my heart. I heard this in Russian. Wonderfully!!! Good Luck!!
fuck you all jealous people!!! MARIJA IS THE BEST!!! Yeah,Ukraina realy showed their potential! 🙂 and Bulgaria too! The girls and Marija were great!
Jebem vam majku siptarsku.Picke smrljive i ciganske.Samo da vas cujem jos jedanput da dirate Srbiju majke vam ga nabijem.
f… you all jealous people!!! MARIJA IS THE BEST! Well,Ukraina had shown as a great potential,I wonder why didn’t took the 1st place?! …maybe ’cause it’s STUPID?!?! Jasmina,tu es una stupida muerta de hambre!puedes besarme en mi …..! ricky martin is also gay,but that seems that bothers no one! BRAVO MARIJA!NAJBOLJA SI! And Turkey…we herd that ‘shaking’ in 2004 from greece,nothing new,nothing good!
I’m glad that you think that we won due to politic.That means we wort something in Europe!Thank you very much! And you Alberto Corleone eat your spaghetti and when your country get in this competition than you can comment!Pusite ga siptari!Srbija is the best! Marija najjaca si!
i love her and her song wery much, and i dont understand, why other peoples from my country don’t like her…?
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hey yo Mert! Yeah,ex-Yugoslavia vote for us,but that doesn’t make us winners. 50 countries vote for us,that is something and that made us winners!Turkey far better?!…i don’t think so! Finland gave us 12 points too! They could vote their neighbors! GO MARIJA!!!