Eurovision » Evrovizija | 29 T he whol e count ry i s groov i ng abou t Konst r akta What’s the secret of AnaĐurić’s great song? Serbiawill be represented at the upcoming Eurovision SongContest in Turin by a song that’s already taken the region and Europe by storm, so it isn’t difficult to believe that In Corpore Sano could bring this famous music contest back to Belgrade Althoughmany reacted as if seeing her for the first time, AnaĐurić, akaKonstrakta, didn’t appear on the scene yesterday. TogetherwithZoeKida and the band Zemlja Gruva, she performed as a support act at the 2011 Amy Winehouse concert inBelgrade that would, unfortunately, turnout tobe her last. Konstrakta has traversed a well-trodden path in funk, soul and pop, and her winning song, In Corpore Sano, is a provocative and attractive continuation of the original work of a healthy artist. In the song that will represent our country in Turin, Konstrakta managed to incorporate rumours emanating from the British court, the general obsession with health and the position of musicians, and these are just a few of the endless layers contained in just the three minutes of an infectious song that’s being sung constantly. The artist must be healthy, sings Ana while sitting andwashingher hands (of everything?), talking about the nervous system, spleen and hydration, watching without emotion, as if preparing to operate on our unhealthy ‘sano’. “I avoid interpreting the song; the richness of this song is that it is layered, everyone can interpret it in their ownway,” says Konstrakta. Immediately prior to competing for inclusion in the Eurovision SongContest, shepresentedher impressive “Triptych” videowith three songs. In Corpore Sano is one of them, and it is understood much better when heard in the full context together with the songs Nobl andMekano, which together forma culturally relevant, provocative, exciting and original collective. There’s no doubt that the winning song has already become a kind of phenomenon, as it leaps out of the framework of the established notion of how a Eurovision song should sound and look, and it seems to have won over the Europeanpublic uponfirst hearing. Following the qualifying competition, it rankednumberone (Youtube Music Trending) in all countries of the former Yugoslavia, but also in Austria. Testifying to the claimthat Konstrakta is more than a regional phenomenon is the song’s second place ranking among trending music in Malta and Norway, third in Sweden, fourth in Switzerland and ninth in Germany. The most famous portals linked to the Eurovision Song Contest also reacted to the song that will represent Serbia, and they are wondering – among other things – why it mentions Meghan Markle, saying that they’ve never been so confused by a Eurovisionsongand that they translated it with Google and it seems to them that they heard 20 different compositions in one. The reactions serve to prove that a good song knows no boundaries, even one that’s in Serbian and Latin, and we will be wholeheartedly supporting Konstrakta in Turin thisMay, in the belief –without false modesty – that few countries will be able to rival her. And what will we do now?