ZAGREB, CROATIA – Doris Dragović, the Yugoslav representative at the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest and Croatia’s represenative at the 1999 edition will hold two concerts in Serbia despite vowing never to perform in the country following the breakup of Yugoslavia.
Ms. Dragović will perform in Belgrade’s Kombank Arena on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2014 and Serbia’s second largest city, Novi Sad, at the SPENS Arena on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014 (both dates are huge for concert goers in Serbia).
Ms. Dragović represented Yugoslavia with the song “Željo moja” (My wish), which went on to become a massive hit in Yugoslavia, and Croatia with the song “Marija Magdalena”. Doris was hugely popular in the former Yugoslavia and Serbia itself. However, like many Croatian singers, following the breakup of Yugoslavia, she vowed never to perform in Serbia. As is also the case with many, politics and history has now been left in the past.
Meanwhile, another Croatian Eurostar, Severina, who represented Croatia in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Moja štikla” (My high heel) will perform in a leading role with the country’s 2000 representative Goran Karan in a new musical entitled “Naša bila storija” (Our history).
The musical is similar to the story of Romeo and Juliet of forbidden love. Joining them on stage will be another Eurovision star, Danijela Martinović, who represented the country in 1998.