Bosnia: Press conference this Tuesday

by Stella Floras 105 views

Public Broadcasting Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina (PBS BIH) have announced that a Press Conference will be held on Tuesday 16th January at RTV DOM to announce the country's representative at the next Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki. The event is set to begin at noon local time.

For quite sometime now local media have been tipping Marija Sestic as the one to succeed Hari Mata Hari as the country's representative, indeed it would be a shock if she was not named as the performer at this stage.

Marija was born in 1987, daughter of Dusan Sestic composer of the Bosnian national anthem. She is currently studying the piano at the Art Academy in her hometown, Banja Luka. She has won an impressive number of Awards so far, starting at the tender age of 8. When she was 13 years old, Marija was the first ex Yugoslavian solo singer to be invited by MTV Berlin.

The year 2000 was a very important year for the child star. Apartt from releasing her first CD, she was chosen to perform in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) elections' song and music video Zgrabi svoju srecu. Marija also participated in the Bosnian national final in 2005, when she came 4th with the song In this world. You can see her performance by clicking the 'play' icon below.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.