Izolda Barudžija

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Izolda Barudžija (pronounced [izɔ̌lda barǔdʒija]) is a Yugoslav singer born in Split in 1963.

She represented Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 with her band Aska, and won 14th place. In 1983, she and her sister Eleonora were Daniel Popović's backing vocals. Their song Džuli won the 4th place and became a huge hit. In 1984, she and Vlado Kalember won 18th place with the song "Ciao Amore". The video for "Ciao Amore" was not broadcast on Turkish state television because Barudžija appeared bathing topless.[1]

After her Eurovision duet with Vlado Kalember, Izolda and Eleonora started their professional career as a duo. They released many songs and also, they took part in many music festivals such as Zagrebfest, both solo and as a duo. Thanks to that, they gained popularity.

In 1992, Izolda and her sister participated together in the Jugovizija, trying to represent Yugoslavia with the song "Hej hej, vrati se", which ended in the 12th place. After that, the duo dissolved, and Eleonora started her solo career. Izolda decided to retire from the music industry.


  1. ^ Raykoff, Ivan; Tobin, Robert Deam (2007). A song for Europe: popular music and politics in the Eurovision song contest. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7546-5879-5. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
Preceded by
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Doris Dragović