Cuprija sang and danced in the rhythm of Norway

Photo credit: Serbia in the Rhythm of Europe
Photo credit: Serbia in the Rhythm of Europe

For the second year in a row, Norway had its representative in the children’s Eurovision contest held in Nis on 16 June.

By singing Fairytale, Aleksandra Trajkovic from the town of Cuprija has represented Norway in the "Serbia in the Rhythm of Europe" competition.

It is a song written and composed by Belarusian-Norwegian violinist/singer Alexander Rybak, and the first single from Rybak's debut album Fairytales. This song was the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia.

Despite many fans cheering for her, Aleksandra did not win this year’s competition in Serbia, but has left a mark as a great vocalist. Cuprija was thus one out of 22 Serbian towns that took part in this prestigious competition also known as children’s Eurovision. 

This year, its live broadcast was watched by 2.5 million people on Prva TV, while more than three thousand people attended the event cheering for their favourites.

The organisers said that the are grateful to the Norwegian Embassy for all the support which is further strengthening already friendly ties between the countries. “His Excellency is a true friend to the children of Serbia, and we are thankful for that. With united forces we will continue to promote Kingdom of Norway, multiculturalism, tolerance, gender equality, diversity, all under the coverage of the idea of a project called the European Union,” the organisers said. 

The event “Serbia in the Rhythm of Europe” is aimed for children in primary and secondary schools and is designed in accordance with the European charter on youth participation in the life on the local and regional level as well as with the EU White Paper on Youth. The goal of this competition, the largest of its kind in Serbia, is to present the countries of Europe and the European Union, ambassadors of these countries with children singing in the language of the European country they got.