The participants

Marija ŠERIFOVIĆ

Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (2007).

Serbia

Member of the Jury of the XXIV International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk-2015”

Šerifović was born on November 14, 1984, into a family of musicians. Her mother, Verica Šerifović, is a folklore singer, while her grandparents devoted their lives to city romance.

For the first time Marija performed in public when she was 12 years old with the song from Whitney Houston's repertoire “I Will Always Love You”.

The year 2003 is considered to be the beginning of Marija’s music career. This year her first solo album “The Very, Very Best” was also released.

In 2004, Marija won the 1st Prize at the festival in Budva (Montenegro) with the song “Pain Until Madness”.

 In 2005, she won the 1st Prize with the song “On Sunday” at the Serbian Radio Fest, where she was also awarded a Special Jury Prize, a Prize for the Best Performance, a Journalist’s Prize, a Musician’s Prize and the diploma “Recognition of Region Countries”.

In 2007, Marija won at the “Beovisiya-2007”, gave her first solo concert (Sava-Center, Belgrade) and released the second solo album “Without Love”.

In 2008, Marija Šerifović released the third album “I Am Not an Angel” and in 2009 the fourth album “Angel”.

On May 11, 2010, she gave a solo concert in the Arena Hall in Belgrade. The concert was attended by more than 10 thousand people.

In October 2013, there was the premiere of the documentary “Confession” about Marija Šerifović’s life. In February 2014, her book “Confession” was presented.

Now Marija’s working on her new solo album with the same name.

In 2007, Marija took part in the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”.

She will perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (20.30, July 9, Summer Amphitheatre), the Concert of the XXIV International Pop Song Performers Contest “VITEBSK-2015” and the Gala Concert of the XII International Children Contest “VITEBSK 2015” (17.00, July 13, Concert Hall “Vitebsk”)