Serbian singing star Željko Joksimović is confident of success at this week’s Eurovision Song Contest. Speaking to W!LDRooSTeR on the eve of Tuesday’s first semi final, Željko said the support that he has received from international media and Eurovision fans has been tremendously encouraging: “Every second of our time in Baku I am more confident of how many followers Serbia and the song ‘Nije ljubav stvar’ have in Europe.”
“It is so good to know how popular we are here. I believe that people would enjoy coming to Belgrade once again for the Eurovision Song Contest, next year.”
Of course, if Serbia is to host next year’s contest, Željko first needs to bring home the trophy. Željko has been here before and he knows better than most that he cannot afford to feel complacent.
“The success of the Serbia entry Nije ljubav stvar at the second semi final on Thursday and then the Final on Saturday depends on three things: the quality of the Song, my performance with the Ad Hoc Orchestra and, of course, the number of your votes,’ he said.
His message to supporters was clear: Vote for Serbia. “During the voting process you are in control, so if you like to see us as winners, vote for us, Serbia. Make us number one in the second semi final, on Thursday!”
Željko will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final on Thursday. Check media for international broadcast times or visit the official website for details of how to vote. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday evening.