Konstrakta will represent Serbia in the Eurovison 2022 Song Contest with the song ‘In Corpore Sano’, which translates to ‘In Healthy Body’ and has gone viral across Europe.
The singer’s real name is Ana Đurić but goes by her stage name Konstrakta, when performing. The 43-year-old was born in Belgrade.
She rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the indie-pop band Zemlja gruva! which was founded in 2007 but went solo in 2019.
Serbia’s Eurovision 2022 song and its royal link
Konstrakta will perform ‘In Corpore Sano’ at the contest, which went viral on YouTube, trending at number one in seven countries and picking up traction on social media platforms, TikTok and Twitter.
The singer recently left fans baffled with a strange reference to Meghan Markle’s “deeply hydrated” hair. The song begins with the line: “What could be the secret of Meghan Markle’s healthy hair?”
But Meghan is not the only inspiration to the sone as Konstrakta goes on to address topics such as Serbia’s health system, politics and social norms.
Speaking on the royal mention she said: “Meghan Markle isn’t that important here, but she’s representative of all those people in the media that we’re focused on. She hasn’t contacted me yet, but I’d like for her to hear it!”
How many times has Serbia won Eurovision Song Contest?
Serbia first entered Eurovision in 2007 after having previously competed as part of Yugoslavia and also Serbia and Montenegro.
Serbia won in its debut year with Marija Šerifović’s song Molitva. This made Serbia the second country ever at the time to have won the competition with a debut entry, after Switzerland’s victory at the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.