Warming up has already started for “Serbia in the rhythm of Europe” contest due to be held in Sombor in June.
Gornji Milanovac is one out of 20 Serbian towns due to take part in this prestigious competition also known as children’s Eurovision. Its Mina Nedeljkovic from the 7th grade and Aleksandra Verbic from the 8th grade of elementary school have been selected to represent Norway.
Their choice fell on the Norwegian song Dreamland. They have really taken it all seriously and have dancing and singing teachers coming once a week to practice choreography and singing techniques.
Although coming from a family of singers, Aleksandra admits that she has a stage fright but will do her best to present Norway and her hometown the best. According to her, the stage fright comes due to live broadcast and the fact that many people will be watching them in Sombor hall.
Mina, however, is not facing this problem as she already participated in the contest four years ago and will now again her solo performance with school choir in the center of Gornji Milanovac for the World Music Festival. “We will try to present our town the best way possible, but also to win,“ Mina admits.
If this comes true, Mina and Aleksandra will travel to Norway but also win a financial award to be able to make a change in their hometown. “We would give money to a hospital or school,” Mina added.
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.