Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Serbia – “Goodbye (Shelter)” By Sanja Vučić ZAA

image-1Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The Serbia song is called “Goodbye (Shelter)” and is performed by Sanja Vučić ZAA.

ARTIST

Sanja Vučić ZAA was born on August 8, 1993, in Kruševac. She has received a musical education since childhood as her parents, who are also singers taught her to sing old folk songs when she was a child.

Fifteen years later, she has developed a voice to perform challenging songs of soul artists like Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé.

Nevertheless, Sanja developed her voice further with the opera diva Katarina Jovanović, who said that “it is important for Sanja to remain who she is and retain her distinctiveness”. Besides studying Arabic, Sanja is a lead vocalist in the band ZAA.

Sanja lives in Belgrade, but she adores her hometown of Kruševac. Now she will have the opportunity to get to know Stockholm. Her career is referred to as “a Serbian dream”, since she is a young girl who, thanks to her talent, managed to get the chance of a lifetime.

SONG

The song was written by Ivana Peters. She has been in the music world since she finished both primary and secondary music school. At the age of 15, she started singing in the group named Who Is the Best.

OPINION

The girl has an amazing voice and it’s hard to classify this song but there is something eye/ear catching about it and I do like it.

PREDICTION

I think this will qualify and could be a little bit of a dark horse…

LYRICS

“I wish I could stop it, wish I could fight it
But there’s nothing I can do, mmm
I thought that we were meant for each other
Oh, how I wish I knew you better

I played a fool so many times
Can’t even count it

Every time I say goodbye
You try to hold me by your side
Couldn’t fight my way out of your hands
Find a shelter from the pain

Every time you say your lies
I hide away and close my eyes
I won’t let you tear my world apart
Gonna find a shelter for my heart

I thought that it was supposed to hurt me
I thought that it was love, mmm…
I put my hands up but I won’t surrender
Don’t need what doesn’t serve me anymore

I lick my wounds
So that I can keep on fighting

Every time I say goodbye
You try to hold me by your side
Couldn’t fight my way out of your hands
Find a shelter from the pain

Every time you say your lies
I hide away and close my eyes
I won’t let you tear my world apart
Gonna find a shelter for my heart

(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Every time I said goodbye
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Baby, stay away this time

Every time I say goodbye
(You try to hold me by your side)
I will fight my way out of your hands
(Find a shelter from the pain)

Every time…
(Every time you say your lies)
(I hide away and close my eyes)
Won’t let you tear my world apart
Gonna find a shelter for my heart”

Good luck Sanja!

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