Serbia: Željko Joksimović to perform in Croatia

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Serbian superstar Željko Joksimović will be on stage in Croatia later this month, and those attending his concerts will be treated to something very special…

The Eurovision Song Contest veteran and celebrated musician from Serbia will be performing his Balkan Bazaar project in Zagreb on 21 and 22 December.  Showcasing traditional songs from the Balkans, using unique new arrangements, Željko’s Balkan Bazaar, which premiered in Istanbul, Turkey in March this year, is a creative and enchanting mix of various musical compositions dear to the singer’s heart.

Taking place at the Croatian capital’s impressive Lisinski Concert Hall, Željko will be joined on stage by the Ad Hoc Orchestra and Jelena Tomašević.  Željko and Jelena have worked together in a professional capacity since 2005, and Željko composed Oro, Jelena’s Eurovision Song Contest entry of 2008, which finished in sixth place at the Grand Final, held in Belgrade, Serbia, with a total of 160 points.

Balkan Bazaar ticket information and availability can be found at the following link.

Željko Joksimović’s Eurovision Song Contest journey started in 2004.  Lane Moje was the debut entry for Serbia and Montenegro, and the song finished in second place with a Grand Final total of 263 points.  Watch Željko and the Ad Hoc Orchestra perform Lane Moje below:

Željko Joksimović then composed Lejla for Hari Mata Hari, which accomplished a third placing at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2006, securing a best result to date at the competition for Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Željko, who together with Jovana Janković hosted the Eurovision Song Contest of 2008, last represented Serbia as a performer in 2012.  Nije ljubav stvar finished in third place of the Baku, Azerbaijan hosted competition, with a Grand Final total of 214 points.

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