Serbia: Željko Joksimović Records Entry in RussianWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
Željko Joksimović enters the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the tendency to achieve a strong result and most of the fans of the event expect him to do so especially after presenting his entry Nje Ljubav Stvar in a specially designated show aired on RTS earlier this year featuring a number of tracks which he co-wrote including a number of former entries for the Eurovision Song Contest including those for Serbia & Montenegro in 2004, Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2006 and also Serbia in 2008, the same year in which he had hosted. This time round, he is ready to take the nation back to the top and is receiving ample support for a number of former participants.
In recent weeks, escflashmalta has been working very closely with RTS having presented an exclusive interview with Željko Joksimović, the first which he gave to an online foreign media and honestly it was an honour. We spoke about a number of issues but the idea that struck most is the fact that he is so proud to be doing the event once more with a song which he truly believes in. The language barrier does not seem to be an issue to most people who have now also heard it in English under the title Synonym. Nevertheless, the promotional campaign continues as he has just recorded a brand new version in Russian with the name Lyubov Ne Veshch (Love Is Not a Thing) and also plans to record more versions in the coming days. We would like to wish Serbia and of course Željko the very best of luck as he competes alongside Malta in the second semi-final of this years' Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.