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Meet Konstrakta, Serbia representative in Eurovision 2022

This year Serbia has chosen Konstrakta as its representative on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin this month with the song “In Corpore Sano”. But who is Konstrakta? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about Serbia’s singer for Eurovision 2022.

About Konstrakta

Serbia will bring one of the most peculiar performances of this year’s contest. With “In corpore sano”, Konstrakta claims the importance of health and denounces the situation of artists in her country.

Ana Đurić, known artistically as Konstrakta (which means “to be rationally emotional”, as a reference to her mathematical method of composing), is a Serbian artist as well as an architect. She has developed her musical career as a member of the indie pop group “Zemlja gruva!”, created in 2007, but also as a solo singer and songwriter since 2019, when she released her first song under the name Konstrakta, ‘vake.

Konstrakta will perform the song “In Corpore Sano”, a song in Serbian with some Latin phrases composed by herself together with Milovan Bošković, also a member of the group Zemlja gruva! It is a protest song that criticises the situation of Serbian artists, who do not have access to the same health system as other professionals in the country. The song was composed after the recent death of a member of the group who was suffering from leukaemia.

Serbia has been participating in Eurovision as an independent country since 2007, when it won the contest with Marija Šerifović and her song Molitva. Every year since then, the country has made it to the grand final with places between 10th and 18th, except in 2012, when it won bronze with Željko Joksimović and his song Nije Ljubav Stvar.

In 2020 the female trio Hurricane won the Serbian pre-selection with Hasta la vista and, after the cancellation of Eurovision, they remained as representatives for the following year, finally achieving a 15th place with Loco Loco.

Lyrics

Onas eroproc ni somrefne snem

Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?
Koja li je tajna?
Koja li je tajna zdrave kose Megan Markl?
Koja li je tajna? (Koja li je tajna?)
Mislim da
U pitanju je duboka hidratacija
Kažu da
Na koži i kosi se jasno vidi sve
Recimo, tamni kolutovi oko očiju
Ukazuju na probleme s jetrom
Fleke oko usana, možda uvećana slezina?
Uvećana slezina nije dobra, nije lepa

A umetnica mora biti zdrava

Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti-biti-biti-biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava moram, moram, moram

Velika je sreća što postoji
Autonomni nervni sistem
Ne moram kontrolisati otkucaje srca
Srce kuca, srce samo kuca
Letnjeg dana, jarke boje
Suknje moje na mom telu, suknje moje, pas i ja
Šetamo nas dvoje, brojimo korake

Suknja ide oko noge moje, mi šetamo i to je sve
I ne mora bolje, srce samo kuca
Dajem poverenje, neka samo kuca
Dajem poverenje, neka kuca, neka dišem
Bože zdravlja, Bože zdravlja, Bože zdravlja
(Bože zdravlja) Nemam knjižicu

Pa kako da me prate (U ime zdravlja)
Da o meni brinu (U ime zdravlja)
Umetnica je nevidljiva (U ime zdravlja)
Ne vidiš me, to je magija (U ime zdravlja)

Umetnica može biti zdrava

Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti-biti-biti-biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, biti zdrava
Biti zdrava, može, može, može

In corpore sano, in corpore sano
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
In corpore sano, in corpore sano
Corpus je sanum i šta ćemo sad?
Mens infirma in corpore sano
Animus tristis in corpore sano
Mens desperata in corpore sano
Mens conterrita in corpore sano
I šta ćemo sad?

Serbia in Eurovision

Serbia entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Previously Serbia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia as well as Serbia and Montenegro. The country won with its debut entry in 2007 and hosted the competition in the capital Belgrade the following year.

Serbia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia from 1961-1992 and then entered the contest as Serbia and Montenegro between 2004 and 2006. When Serbia won the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, it became only the second country to win the competition with a debut entry since Switzerland’s victory at the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.

Serbia has enjoyed success in the Contest over the past 10 years although it has only failed to qualify 3 times, missing out on a spot in the Grand Final by a small margin on each occasion. Serbia remains one the most successful country from the former Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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