BELGRADE, SERBIA – It was officially confirmed that RTS will send Sanja Vučič aka ZAA to Stockholm for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement came earlier than expected as regional media leaked the name.
The song now is also confirmed as ZAA will sing “Goodbye” in Stockholm. Besides Ivana Peters, who wrote the song (both music and lyrics), Ivan Ilić, a conductor of the RTS Big Band Jazz Orchestra and Uroš Marković, have also been working on the orchestration and programming. The song will ba aired on March 12th at 21:00 CET.
Sanja Vučić ZAA (23) is from Kruševac, Serbia. Since she was a child, Sanja has been expressing talent for music. She finished both primary and secondary music school in her hometown (section: opera singing).
During the studies, Sanja sang in various ensembles, ranging from the band performing ethno music Bele vile (White Fairies), over the jazz orchestra, to the church choir Sveti Knez Lazar (Saint Prince Lazar) with which she toured Hungary, Belarus and Poland.
Furthermore, she attended singing master classes held by the famous opera singer Katarina Jovanović. Sanja also tried enrolling at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, but without success, which she does not consider to be a significant setback because perhaps precisely that's what led her to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Since April 2012, when she joined a crossover band called ZAA, as a permanent member, she has performed at more than 100 concerts in the region (at festivals like Exit, Love Fest, Nishville, Arsenal Fest, Overjam Reggae Festival in Slovenia, Lake Fest in Nikšić, etc.).
As a member of "ZAA", she has had one album called "What About" recorded. Also, she is working with numerous authors and musicians as a studio singer for radio and TV jingles, advertisements and corporate videos.
All available resources that the Serbian public broadcaster had were used to support this year's Serbian representative. (source: eurovision.tv)