Sanja Vučić

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Sanja Vučić
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Background information
Born (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 26)
Kruševac, FR Yugoslavia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
Associated actsZAA, Hurricane

Sanja Vučić (Serbian Cyrillic: Сања Вучић; Serbian pronunciation: [sâɲa ʋûtʃitɕ], born 8 August 1993) is a Serbian singer. Initially recognised as the lead vocalist of the Serbian crossover band ZAA, she became best known for represented Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Goodbye" and since 2017 as member of R&B girl group Hurricane.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Early career[edit]

She finished both primary and secondary music school in Kruševac, at the department of opera singing. During her studies, she sang in various ensembles, ranging from the band performing ethno music Bele vile, to the town jazz orchestra, and in the church choir Saint Prince Lazar.[2]

ZAA[edit]

The band ZAA was founded in Kruševac in 2008 and Vučić joined in April 2012. Their music is a mix of styles from ska music and dub, to post-rock, jazz and punk. They have performed in over 200 cities throughout the former Yugoslavia, and also performed in Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary. The band has participated in numerous festivals, like Exit, Nišville, and Reggae Serbia fest.[3] As a member of ZAA, Vučić has made one album called "What About" (2014).

Hurricane[edit]

In 2017 Sanja joined a R&B girl group called Hurricane and so far they released three songs called "Irma, Maria", "Feel right" and "Personal", as well as one song called "Favorito" in Serbian.[4]

Personal life[edit]

She currently lives in Belgrade, where she attends the Faculty of Philology, Department of Arabic Language and Literature. She speaks Serbian, English, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist, ZAA[edit]

Year Title Album
2016 "Goodbye (Shelter) / Iza osmeha"
(as "ZAA" Sanja Vučić)[5]
Non-album single

As lead artist, Hurricane[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Underground Riot"
(Y.O.X feat. Sanja)
Non-album singles
"Želje"
(Mr.Rabbit feat. Sanja)
2016 "Kuća heroja"
(Anthem of the Serbian Olympic team)
Non-album single
2017 "Genesis"
(Meta feat. Sanja)
Non-album singles
"Rezervisano"
(Djexon feat. Sanja)
2018 "Šuška Se, Šuška"
(Dejan Petrović feat. Sanja)
Non-album single

Television[edit]

Title Year Notes
Eurovision Song CZ[6] 2018 International jury member
Destination Eurovision 2019 International jury member

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leon, Jakov I. (7 March 2016). "ZAA to represent Serbia with "Goodbye"". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Sanja Vučić – biography" (PDF). rts.rs. 5 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ZAA Bio". ZAA Official Site. 5 March 2016.
  4. ^ https://www.blic.rs/zabava/vesti/pesmom-protiv-uragana-tri-nase-devojke-pevaju-na-engleskom-a-jedna-od-njih-je-cerka/3zqwdrz
  5. ^ ""ZAA" Sanja Vučić* - Goodbye (Shelter)". Discogs. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  6. ^ Weaver, Jessica (22 January 2018). "Czech Republic: ČT reveals international jury members for 2018 national final". esctoday.com. ESCtoday. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bojana Stamenov
with "Beauty Never Lies"
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Tijana Bogićević
with "In Too Deep"