Dim lights and classic setting for Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dim lights and classic setting for Bosnia & Herzegovina
Maya Sar of Bosnia & Herzegovina.Photo:Elke Roels (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

Maya Sar is no stranger to Europe's Favourite TV Show, having had experiences in both 2004 and 2011 as a performer with Deen and Dino Merlin. Today, she gave her second rehearsal of Korake Ti Znam for Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Backstage, Maya told Eurovision.tv about the outfit she is wearing, and said "I am wearing some jewellery from the middle ages, it is traditional old style jewellery from Bosnia & Herzegovina. I'm really proud to wear this and I think it looks really nice"

She also spoke about the first rehearsal saying "In general, we were staisfied but we did decide to change some of the imagery on the LED screens for today's rehearsal."

On stage, Maya begins her performance sat at the piano. The setting is dark, with light shining down on Maya. She wears an elegant black dress with raised shoulder pads. It is a classy performance and the backdrop changes colour to a sunset style colour mid way through the song.

Maya gets up from the piano towards the end of the song and finishes her performance at the front of the stage.

A connection between east and west in the song

Maya was asked how she reached the decision to send this particular song to the Eurovision Song Contest. She explained "Everybody asks how I decided to present this song. It's something that came from my heart, and I like to do things in life generally which are true to me."

The song Korake Ti Znam was not fully recorded in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Maya adds "We wanted to make something special with this song, as you know Bosnia & Herzegovina has crosses of culture. We make connection with the east and west, we went to Istanbul to record the particular instrument during the middle of the song. We also went to Italy to master the sound for the song."

Maya was asked about her outfit that she will wear. She told the press "Everything about my performance is made in the way to support the emotion the song has. My fashion designer and stylist came from New York two months ago to work with me on the design of what i'm wearing on stage."

A pleasure to work with Deen and Dino Merlin

Commenting on her official preview video, Maya said "Privately I like the video very much, the director is a winner of many prizes. It was recorded in Bosnia & Herzegovina."

Maya reflected on her two previous experiences at Europe's Favourite TV Show"Both of my previous experiences were great, it was my pleasure to work with Deen and Dino Merlin, I was delighted to be part of those teams, it has really helped me in readiness for my solo performance this year."


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  • Posted on 21/May 2012 at 22:55
    The best I Think ... Good luck Maya report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/May 2012 at 13:07
    Good luck Maya, Good luck Bosnia. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/May 2012 at 11:01
    I don’t like her dress and the LED screens, but I love Maya! I hope to see you in the final! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/May 2012 at 00:44
    She is pregnant, but she came here again.
    Elle est enceinte, mais elle est venue ici à nouveau. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21/May 2012 at 00:15
    I love Maya and I love her voice. But this song is not good :/ she could be better. But i hope she will be successful report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 23:04
    Elegant dress! Fabulous performance! Adorable jewelry! you were simply amazing draga! Can't wait to see you at grand final!!

    all Bosnian around the world support you! pozz from Jordan :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 19:52
    Good Luck Maya :) I'm looking forward to see you in the Grand final! Od mene ces dobiti sigurno 12 bodova ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 17:37
    Good luck Maya <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 16:46
    Maya has a beautiful voice .. Bosnia and Herzegovina with you .. You're already a winner for me .. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 15:45
    clearly one of the favorites report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 15:09
    this dress looks like from the stepmother of snow white, can not help, doesn t fit the song :(
    so great song, so great voice, so bad dress for this song :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 14:23
    Lovely and cute singer with so touching song..one of my faves....Well Done B&H.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 14:16
    What a beautiful dress, and nice jewlery =)

    GO MAYA! You have an amazing voice! ♥
    Good Luck Bosnia & Herzegovina! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 12:55
    I love her, maybe I will vote for her:) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/May 2012 at 12:45
    Extremely emotional ballad... What a voice and what a performer... :) report to the moderator