Nina Radojčić

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Nina
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Background information
Birth name Danica Radojčić
Born (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 25)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Genres Pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2011–present
Labels PGP RTS
Associated acts Kristina Kovač

Danica Radojčić (Serbian pronunciation: [dǎnitsa nîna rǎdoːjtʃitɕ]; Serbian: Даница Радојчић; born 5 August 1989), professionally known by her nickname Nina (Нина), is a Serbian singer. She represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "Čaroban", composed by Kristina Kovač,[1][2] and placed the fourteenth in the final.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career (1989–2010)[edit]

Nina was born as Danica Radojčić on 5 August 1989 in Belgrade (Yugoslavia then, Serbia now). She has an older brother, Stefan.[4] Nina began playing the piano aged six,[5] and also attended dance classes.[4] She finished both elementary and secondary musical school, but she entered pharmacy at the University of Belgrade.[6] She has performed in various clubs with her band "Legal Sex Department".[7] Nina cites "Duffy, Muse, and other pop and alternative artists" as her major influences.[5]

Eurovision Song Contest and debut album (2011–present)[edit]

On 19 January 2011, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) announced that the three members of the Kovač family — Kornelije, Aleksandra and Kristina — would compose three songs that would compete to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.[8][9] On 16 February, it was confirmed that Kristina Kovač had chosen Nina, then an unknown singer, to perform her song "Čaroban". Kovač discovered Nina thanks to YouTube.[10] On 26 February, Nina was chosen for the Serbian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, with more than 15,000 SMS votes.[1][2]

In March, Nina recorded the English version of the song, called "Magical".[11] On 9 April, she performed at the Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam in order to promote her song, along with 19 other participations.[12][13] At the Eurovision Song Contest, Nina performed sixth in the first semifinal, after Yüksek Sadakat from Turkey and before Alexey Vorobyov from Russia,[14][15] and qualified for the final.[16] She performed the 24th in the final, after Mika Newton from Ukraine and before Eldrine from Georgia,[17] and placed the fourteenth.[3][18][19]

In June 2011, Nina announced she would release her debut studio album through the PGP RTS.[20][21]

Discography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nina ide u Diseldorf". RTS (RTS). 26 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Nina Radojčić predstavnik Srbije na "Evroviziji"". G. Srdanov (Blic). 26 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Nina Radojičić: 10 stvari koje ne znate o meni". Žena. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Danica Radojčić Nina: Biografija". RTS (RTS). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Naša čarobna Nina". RTS (RTS). 4 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nina Radojčić: Nadam se da ću se svideti Evropi". Andrijana Bakić (Blic). 28 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Izabrani kompozitori za Evroviziju". RTS (RTS). 19 January 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Trio Kovač za najbolju pesmu". RTS (RTS). 26 January 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nina Radojčić: Zahvaljujući Jutjubu idem na Evroviziju". N.G. (S Media). 27 February 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nina Radojčić otpevala pesmu za Evrosong na engleskom" S Media (S Media). 15 March 2011. Retrieved: 17 March 2011.
  12. ^ "19 acts confirmed for Eurovision In Concert". Eurovision.tv. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Nina peva u Amsterdamu". RST (RTS). 19 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Srbija peva šesta". RTS (RTS). 15 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Results of the Running Order Draw". Andreas Schacht (Eurovision.tv). 15 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "'We'll do even better in Final', say first qualifiers". Eurovision.tv. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Redosled nastupa finalista". RTS (RTS). 13 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Azerbejdžan pobednik Pesme Evrovizije". RTS (RTS). 14 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Azerbaijan wins 2011 Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Čarolija se nastavlja". Tijana Paunković (RTS). 7 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  21. ^ "Nina Radojičić snima album". Tračara.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Milan Stanković
with Ovo je Balkan
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
Željko Joksimović
with Nije ljubav stvar