Tijana Bogićević (35) was born on November 1, 1981, in Novi Sad. She is best known for her song „Tražim“ (Searching) she recorded in 2010. This song has since become a big hit. From the early age Tijana has displayed remarkable aptitude for music and it is no wonder she has chosen it as her career path. She says that meeting Vlado Georgiev in 2001 was the turning point in her professional career because that year she joined his band as a backing vocal. While cooperating with Georgiev, she sang as a backup singer for his studio recordings and performed in concerts throughout the region. At the same time she was working with her own band that has become one of the most popular on the club scene.
Although she become recognized as an excellent backing vocal, Tijana points out that she always wanted to pursue a career of a solo artist.
Tijana attempted to represent Serbia in 2009 when she participated in Beovizija 2009 with the song „Pazi šta radiš“ (Watch what you’re doing). In 2010 she recorded the song „Tražim“ which was particularly popular in different Talent show programs that have been mushrooming in recent years.
In 2011 she participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocal representing Serbia with Nina and the song „Čaroban“ (Magical). Tijana considers this experience an invaluable one and says that since then her great wish was to take part in the contest again.
Other songs that have received a lot of attention are Tijana’s duets with the band „Flamingosi“ and Aleksa Jelić, as well as the touching ballad „Čudo“ (Miracle) composed and produced by Dušan Alagić. She has just finished recording the album with the same producer and it is expected to come out this autumn.
Things you should know about Tijana…
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
- It’s an modern song, full of energy, something different and unexpected from Serbia.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
- I don’t have lucky routines, I don’t like to be controlled by anything.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
- It is important for a few reasons. Firstly, in Serbia we are traditionally big Eurovision fans and representing Serbia was my childhood dream. Secondly, it’s a big honour to represent my country, and last but not least, it’s just soooo much fun!
Tijana Bogićević In Too Deep
Music and lyrics by: Borislav Milanov, Joacim Persson, Lisa Desmond & Johan Alkenäs
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THE MEMBERS OF SERBIA’S TEAM
The authors of the song „In the Deep“ are music producers, composers and founders of the SYMPHONIX INTERNATIONAL: Borislav Milanov, Joacim Bo Persson, Lisa Ann-Mari Desmond Linder and Johan Alkenäs.
Besides the Eurovision Song Contest project where they have achieved significant success and acquired great experience they have worked on many other projects.
With regard to the ESC, they were part of a number of successful projects: along with David Bronner and Dorothee Freiberger they produced the composition „Rise Like a Phoenix“ performed by Conchita Wurst that won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and was in the Top 10 chart lists across Europe. The winning team of author has participated in composing and creating the debut album entitled „Conchita“. The album has achieved international fame, and has made Conchita a pop icon.
Over the years they have worked together or separately as a part of the team of authors on many albums for the artists such as Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Jonas Brothers, Tokio Hotel, Mary J. Blige, Willow Smith, Iyaz, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Armin Van Buuren, Charice, Ashley, Conchita Wurst, Alexandra Stan, lariss, Alex Vargas, Robin and Jamiroquai.
Jelena Đurić was born on November 10, 1981 in Belgrade. As a child she showed talent for singing. She was a soloist in two choirs in elementary school, where she started performing and contesting. She also sang in the church choir „Sveti Sava“. She went to the „Super voice“ singing school. Since she turned eighteen, she works as a professional singer and has been a soloist in many famous Belgrade bands, as well as a backing singer for many famous performers in the region, as well as at the music contest „Operacija Trijumf“.
In the years 2008, 2013 and 2016 she sang the back vocals for Serbia’s Eurovision song with Jelena Tomašević, „Moje 3″ and Sanja Vučić ZAA. She also made it to the finals in „X Factor“. She won first prize at the „Ohrid Festival“ in Macedonia in 2015, where she performed a duet with Vlatko Ilievski that won that two first prizes – both from the jury and the audience.
Sanja Bogosavljević was born on June 28, 1979 in Belgrade. After she completed music high school, she studied Piano at the Faculty for Music in Belgrade. For years now she is active on the music scene in Belgrade as a vocalist in Serbian and cover bands. This is the fourth time Sanja’s voice is to be heard on Eurosong.
She has previously performed there in 2007 with Marija Šerifović, in 2011 with Nina and in 2015 with Bojana Stamenov. She had many performances with the band Beauty Queens which was formed after the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. From this collaboration, an album named „Ne mogu te naći“ (I can not find you) came to exist.
Jelena Pajić was born on May 26, 1984 in Gornji Milanovac. She expressed great talent for music since a very young age, espetially talent for singing. She had her first singing experience at the age of twelve, performing with her father, Zoran’s band, who played the guitar. At the age of seventeen she sang as a back vocal on tour with Hari Mata Hari. She was a member of the group Frenky, The Scandal Band and the band Rotacija. She sang back vocals on tour and on live performances with Željko Joksimović, Saša Matić, Aca Lukas. Ana Stanić, Kemal Monten and others. She sang over two hundred songs in studio and her vocal was heard backing many of our famous artists such as Aleksandra Radović, Marija Šerifović, the Lexington band, Lepa Brena and many others.
In 2015. as one of the five back vocals, she performed at Eurosong with Knez, the contestant from Montenegro. She received a degree in management from the Quincy College in Boston, USA. She worked as a front desk mannager in one of the most famous studios in New York, the Quad Recording Studios.
Boris Vidaković was born on March 11, 1992 in Niš. He has been in dancing since the age of seventeen. He started with hip hop and break dance. He studies contemporary dance at the Institute for Artistic dance in Belgrade.
He is a member of the dance club Dance Factory, with which he won first place in the category contemporary dance – formations at the European championship in Poland in 2016. He sometimes performs in the Terazije and Bitef Theatre.