Mija Martina

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Mija Martina
Born (1985-04-26) 26 April 1985 (age 30)
Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
Occupation(s) singer

Mija Martina Barbaric (born 26 April 1985) is a singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song "Ne brini".[1] She also provided the results of the Bosnia and Herzegovina televote in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. She was born to Bosnian Croat parents in Mostar. Mija Martina has made a terrible decision by enforcing a greeting "Za dom spremni" in 2013, the term means "Ready for the HOME" in an adaptation it could be translated as "Ready for Motherland" a greeting which was used by Ustase (Fascists) in the World War II in Croatia.[2] Mija Martina supported a football player on Facebook who used the greeting in question on a football match.[3] The player has been financially punished by the FIFA for the excess . Mija Martina supported him by claiming that the greeting is in no way related to the Fascists who in a NDH government used the same greeting and in Jasenovac concentration camp in which over 83,000 people have been killed.[4] She currently thinks that she did nothing wrong for supporting the Fascist greeting and thinks that the Bosnia and Herzegovina government is violating her rights for starting disciplinary measures against her and colleagues who support the greeting.


Preceded by
Maja Tatić
with Na jastuku za dvoje
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with In The Disco