BELGRADE, SERBIA – Željko Joksimović performed twice at Eurovision, representing Serbia & Montenegro and Serbia in 2004 & 2012 respectively and twice as a composer of Hari Mata Hari’s Lejla in 2006 and Jelena Tomašević’s Oro in 2008. He also served as a judge in first two seasons of X Factor Adria for Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, FYR Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
On Sunday night it was the big finale of the second season and he opened the show with his brand new song Ranjena Zver (Wounded beast) that is a prelude to his upcoming, double album. As he said for a long time he didn’t publish an album and he has a lot of material and he doesn’t want to exclude anything.
Besides himself, among the authors are Marina Tucaković, who also wrote the lyrics for this song and his 2012 Eurovision entry, Leontina Vukomanović, who wrote the lyrics for his 2004 entry, and localy known Dejan Ivanović and Luka Bulić. Here is his first performance of Ranjena Zver.