Nevena Božović has revealed the three songs that she will be performing next month at the 26th edition of Slavianski Bazaar.
Former Eurovision and Junior Eurovision participant, Nevena Božović has revealed the three songs that she will be performing in stage at Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Vibetsk, Belarus. Nevena will not be performing any of her own songs, instead she will perform covers of well known hits. In the semi final she will perform Jelena Tomašević’s 2005 single “Jutro”. While in the final she will perform “Melanholija” also by Jelena Tomašević as well as “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera. In an interview with Hello Magazine she added that she had yet to decide on her outfit but is sure it will be a long and elegant dress.
Nevena Božović has represented Serbia internationally on two previous occasions. In 2007 she was selected to represent Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Cyprus. At the contest she performed “Pisi Mi” finishing third with 120 points, the best result to date for Serbia in the competition. Six years later she would become the first singer from Junior Eurovision to participate in Eurovision as a lead singer. In Malmo she was part of the group Moje 3 with “Ljubav je Svuda”, they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final.
Nevena has previously covered “Jutro” on Serbian television, you can watch her previous performance of the song below,
Serbia has a long history of participating in Slavianski Bazaar, with a number of well known performers having competed in the 1990s under the name Yugoslavia. In total Yugoslavia won the competition on four occasions, including in 2000 when they were represented by Balkan music star Zeljko Joksimovic. Since their break up with Montenegro in 2006, Serbia has only once made it into the top four places, in 2007 Ana Milenković finished fourth in the final.
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Slavianski Bazaar has been held annually in Vibetsk, Belarus since 1992. The event consists of two competitive contests, the International Pop Song Performers Contest for singers age 18 to 31, and the Children’s Contest for those age between 7 and 12. The competition is popular in the former Soviet Union, Baltic States and the Balkans. Winners include Ruslana, Zeljko Joksimovic, Donny Montell and Alyona Lanskaya. The Children’s Contest has been held since 2003 and former winners include singers who have gone on to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes former winner Ksenia Sitnik who won for Belarus in 2005.