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ZAA Sanja Vučić

© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameSanja Vučić Born08 August 1993 Nationality🇷🇸 Serbian National SelectionInternal selection 2021Beovizija 2020Internal selection 2016 In Eurovision2021 Rotterdam (Hurricane)2020 Rotterdam (Hurricane, canceled)2016 Stockholm Song2021 Loco Loco2020 Hasta La Vista2016 Goodbye (shelter) Biography Sanja Vučić (Kruševac, August 8, 1993) is a Serbian pop, reggae, ska, jazz, dub, rhythm and blues, and punk rock singer. She was born on August 8, 1993, in Kruševac. She attended the Stefan Hristić Music High School, majoring in solo singing. She wanted to become an opera singer.  During high school, Sanja sang in the Church Choir Knez Lazar and an ethnic ensemble called Bela vila. At the age of 18, she moved to Belgrade and attempted to enroll in music academy but was unsuccessful. Instead, she honed her musical skills with opera diva Katarina Jovanović. In 2012, she enrolled in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, studying Arabic language.  Sanja Vučić was the fourth vocalist of the ZAA group, and they released several singles and the album “What about” in 2014. Ivana Peters offered her the song “Iza osmeha” after seeing her perform with ZAA on the show Tri boje zvuka on RTS. Sanja accepted it. On March 7, 2016, the Radio-Television of Serbia announced that Sanja Vučić would represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest name ZAA (later changed to ZAA Sanja Vučić) with the song “Goodbye (Shelter),” an English version of “Iza osmeha”. The song deals with the issue of violence against women. It was presented in a special program on RTS called “Pesma Srbije za Evropu” on March 12, 2016, and recorded on March 7, 2016. In the Eurovision Song Contest, Sanja reached an 18th place in the Grand Final. In 2017, Sanja became part of the original lineup of the group Hurricane, along with Ksenija Knežević and Ivana “Boom” Nikolić, with the initial goal of recording for the international market. The group released their first songs in English, and they gained popularity in Serbia and the region after releasing their first song in Serbian, “Favorito,” in 2019. Meanwhile, Sanja has appeared several times in the series “Psi laju, vetar nosi” (2017-2019) as a supporting character, a beautiful Roma woman. As a member of Hurricane, Sanja competed at Beovizija 2020 with the song “Hasta la Vista.” The group won Beovizija and earned the right to represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. However, the competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The song “Loco Loco” was selected as Serbia’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. On December 17, it was announced that Hurricane would represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. On March 5, 2021, the song “Loco Loco” was released. In the final, they finished 15th overall. Following the Eurovision contest, Hurricane released a series of singles and collaborated with other artists. However, on May 4, 2022, the group announced their disbandment, with each member deciding to pursue their solo careers. Sanja Vučić, as part of her solo journey, released her debut single titled “Omađijan” on September 20, 2022. This was followed by the release of her second solo single, “Đerdan,” featuring Serbian rapper Nucci, on November 29 of the same year. On February 18, 2023, she released the single “Hanuma” in collaboration with Južni vetar. The song addresses the ongoing issue of violence against women, shedding light on the current situation that many women still face. Sanja has also written lyrics for various songs, including “Hajde” (Tea Tairović), “Hej, srce” (Sandra Afrika), “Voli me, voli me” (Teodora Džehverović and Em-Cee), and “Muni, mani” (Cvija and 2Bone). She has also written songs for the group Hurricane, such as “Avantura,” “Brzi prsti,” “Loco Loco,” “Do neba,” “Legalan,” and “Hasta la Vista.” Entries Loco Loco (Hurricane) Country🇷🇸 Serbia Year2021 LanguageSerbian LyricsSanja Vučić MusicNemanja AntonićDarko Dimitrov BackingsJelena PajićOlga Popović-VulovićMladen Lukić  Results Semi Points: 124Position: 8Running order: 9 Results Finals Points: 102Position: 15Running order: 8 Hasta la vista (Hurricane) Country🇷🇸 Serbia Year2020 LanguageSerbian LyricsSanja VučićKosana Stojić MusicNemanja Antonić Backings– Results Semi Points: –Position: –Running order: – Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – Goodbye (shelter) Country🇷🇸 Serbia Year2016 LanguageEnglish LyricsIvana Peters MusicIvana Peters BackingsJelena Đurić-MitićLena KuzmanovićIva PletikosićDunja VujadinovićMiloš Isailović Results Semi Points: 105Position: 10Running order: 6 Results Finals Points: 115Position: 18Running order: 15

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Hannah Mancini

© Albin Olsson About Quick Facts NameHannah Leah Mancini Born22 Januari 1980 Nationality🇺🇸 American🇸🇮 Slovenian National SelectionInternal selection 2013EMA 2011 In Eurovision2013 Malmö SongStraight Into Love (2013) Biography Hannah Leah Mancini, an American-Slovenian singer, was born on January 22, 1980, in California, USA. She was born in Northern California and grew up in Colorado. At the age of 19, she moved to Los Angeles for her career. Since 2007/08, she has been living and working in Slovenia with her husband Greg Jurkovič. In the US, she gained musical experience by performing on the stages of Radio City Music Hall, Universal Amphitheatre, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She has collaborated on numerous Disney films, worked with renowned music authors and producers (Todd Chapman and Grammy award-winner Larry Klein), and also with the American band Haute Chile. She entered the Slovenian music scene as a singer for the band Xequtifz. They recorded three songs: “Anywhere With You/Daleč stran” (2009), “And We Danced/Bil je ples” (2010), and “Walking Away” (feat. Trkaj, 2011). She is also known for her collaborations with DJs, music producers, and electronic groups (DJ Umek, Sare Havliček, D-Pulse, Mike Vale, Sylvain, Beltek, Vanillaz, Kosta Radman, Saalim). In 2011, she collaborated with Sylvain and Mike Vale and participated at EMA, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Ti si tisti”. Two years later, she was internally chosen to represent Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song “Straight Into Love”, for which she also co-authored the music and lyrics. She did not make it to the final evening and ended up in last place in the semi-final. The following year, she co-authored two Eurovision pre-selections: the Slovenian one (lyrics for the song “Spet/Round and Round” performed by Tinkara Kovač) and the Moldovan one (music and lyrics for the song “One and All” performed by Diana Staver). In 2016, she started working on the Heron project with Croatian producers Marco Grabber and Krešimir Tomac. Their first album, “Momentum”, was released in December 2017, along with a single and video, “Two Lovers”. In 2018, Hannah teamed up with Larry Klein and Tonio K. for a new project: an album called “The girl Hannah”. She also teamed up with Xequtifz again to record new music. They released a new single, “Ti lahko sve/Alone with you” and opened for Angie Stone. In June 2019, the single “Iconic” came out. Since November 2021, Hannah performed along with Sladica. They released an album in 2022. Entries Straight Into Love Country🇸🇮 Slovenia Year2013 LanguageEnglish LyricsHannah ManciniMarko Primužak MusicHannah ManciniGregor ZemljićErik MarganMatija Rodić BackingsLinda AndrewsSusanne Ørum DancersMatic ZadravecAnže ŠkrubePrimož Pavlič Results Semi Points: 8Position: 16Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: –

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