Tinka scoops second at festival

by Richard West-Soley 160 views

Tinka Milinovic, one sixth of the Swiss entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, continues to win acclaim across the Balkan region by scooping second place at the Serbian music festival Stari grad.

Held over two days from 22nd July, 30 international competitors assembled in Novi Pazar to perform in this year's festival, one of many musical events in a region famous for them. Tinka sang her song Nemam suza (No tears), and impressed judges enough to walk away with the runner-up prize of 2,000 Euros. Not only that, but she was also given the separate award for best stage performance at the festival.

Tight schedule
It is a busy time for the former Six4One member, who has also been invited to perform at the Sunflower music festival in Serbia later this month. Whether or not she will accept the invitation for 25th-27th Auguest depends on her very tight schedule, but Tinka and her team are hoping to compete, and repeat or better the success of the Stari grad festival.

This Saturday, you can see Tinka perform live in the open air if you happen to be by the old bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as she takes part in celebrations honouring the famous free-dive competition. The event will also be televised on TV Hayat.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.