Konstrakta

Serbian singer (1978-)

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Konstrakta
Констракта
Konstrakta in 2017
Konstrakta in 2017
Background information
Birth nameAna Ignjatović
Born (1978-10-12) 12 October 1978 (age 43)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active1997–present
Labels
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Ana Đurić (née Ignjatović; Serbian Cyrillic: Ана Ђурић, née Игњатовић; pronounced [âna dʑǔːritɕ], née [iɡɲǎːtoʋitɕ]; born 12 October 1978), known professionally as Konstrakta (Serbian Cyrillic: Констракта), is a Serbian singer and songwriter.[1] Before pursuing a solo career in 2019, she rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the indie pop band Zemlja gruva!, which was founded in 2007.

She represented Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with "In corpore sano", where she placed 5th out of 40 competing entries.[2]

Career

Zemlja gruva!

She debuted as a member of the lesser-known group called Mistakemistake, but gained initial recognition as the lead singer of the Belgrade-based band Zemlja gruva!.[3] They released three studio albums: WTF Is Gruveland? (2010), Dino u Zemlji Gruva (Dino in Grooveland, 2013), which covered songs by Croatian singer Dino Dvornik, and Šta stvarno želiš? (What Do You Really Want?, 2016). Some of the band's best-known hits include "Najlepše želje" (Best Wishes, 2010), "Nisam znala da sam ovo htela" (I Didn't Know I Wanted This, 2011), and "Jače manijače" (Harder You Maniac, 2013). Zemlja gruva! took part in Beovizija music festival in 2008 and 2009 with "Čudesni svetovi" (Wonderful Worlds) and "Svejedno mi je" (I Don't Care), respectively.

By releasing her solo single "Žvake" (Chewing Gums) in June 2019, Konstrakta pursued a solo career.[3] In March 2020, she released "Neam šamana" (I Ain't Got No Shaman), inspired by a tabloid article about Emina Jahović seeking help from a shaman to overcome her divorce from Mustafa Sandal.[4]

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

On 28 February 2022, Konstrakta released her project Triptih (Triptych), a 12-minute music video for three songs – "Nobl" (Noble), "In corpore sano" (In a Healthy Body) and "Mekano" (literally Soft but better translated as Cushy or Comfort Zone). The project's concept was created by Konstrakta herself, alongside Ana Rodić and Maja Uzelac, the latter of whom also directed the video. The video and the songs illustrate modern-day life in Serbia, each focusing on a particular aspect.[5]

On 8 February 2022, the song "In corpore sano" was announced as one of the 36 entries for the national selection festival broadcast on Radio Television of Serbia to choose Serbia's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[6] Entering the competition as an underdog, Konstrakta quickly acquired popularity following her performance in the first semi-final on 3 March, where she placed second and thus qualified for the final.[7] In the final, which was held on 5 March, "In corpore sano" won both the jury vote and the public vote, receiving 31.34% of the public votes and therefore winning the competition.[8] Next to the overwhelming support from the Serbian public, Konstrakta also received open praise from numerous regional public figures, such as the likes of Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, and Novak Djokovic.[9][10][11]

During the second semi-final of Eurovision, held on 12 May, Konstrakta performed third and qualified to the grand final.[12] It was later revealed that she was the second runner-up of the evening with 237 points.[13] On 14 May, Konstrakta performed second to last in the finale, placing fifth overall with 312 points.[14] On the evening of the final, she won the Artistic Marcel Bezençon Award.[15] She received an award from the Polish media for the most creative entry.[16]

Personal life

She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade.[17]

In 2009, she married architect Milan Đurić with whom she has a son named Nikola and a daughter named Lena.[18][17]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CRO
[19]
LIT
[20]
NLD
Tip

[21]
SWE
[22]
"Žvake" 2019 non-album singles
"Neam šamana" 2020
"In corpore sano" 2022 1 11 19 63 Triptih non-album singles
"Mekano"
"Nobl"

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee/work Result Ref.
2022 Marcel Bezençon Awards The Artistic Award Herself Won [15]

References

  1. ^ Sretenović, Katarina (3 March 2011). "Ana Đurić: Muzika je najbolja terapija". Žena.rs. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Serbia: Konstrakta will take 'In Corpore Sano' to Italy 🇷🇸". Eurovision.tv. 5 March 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Ko je Konstrakta, reagovanja na pesmu i Triptih…". N1.rs (in Serbian). 6 March 2022.
  4. ^ Strugar, Stefan (21 March 2020). "Đurić: Tekst o Emini Jahović natjerao na preispitivanje identiteta". Vijesti (in Montenegrin). Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  5. ^ Kalaba, Ana (6 March 2022). "Pesma o zdravlju je samo deo Konstraktinog Triptiha - pogledajte ceo video". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  6. ^ Jovović, Pero (8 February 2022). "Ovo su srpski kandidati za Evroviziju". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  7. ^ Jovović, Pero (5 March 2022). "Konstrakta prva u trendingu – preokret nekoliko sati pred finale". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Konstrakta predstavlja Srbiju na Pesmi Evrovizije". Danas (in Serbian). 6 March 2022.
  9. ^ Gudžulić, M. "Konstrakta ujedinila naše rokere, etno-muzičare, kompozitore, a evo kako stranci pišu o njoj: Lavor u fokusu!". 24sedam.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Konstrakta poklonila lavor patrijarhu Porfiriju, a on njoj triptih". Danas.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  11. ^ Nastevski, A. "„Srbija mora biti zdrava" – nižu se reakcije poznatih ličnosti". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Konstrakta prošla u finale Evrovizije: Proglašeno drugih deset finalista". Danas (in Serbian). 2022-05-12. Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  13. ^ "Second Semi-Final of Turin 2022". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision Song Contest 2022!". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2022.
  15. ^ a b Krkeljić, B. (14 May 2022). "Sat vremena pre finala, Konstrakta dobila još jednu nagradu na Evroviziji". Nova.rs (in Serbian).
  16. ^ "wiwiblogs on Instagram".
  17. ^ a b "Ima DVOJE dece, udata je za kolegu: Ovo je muž KONSTRAKTE, srpske predstavnice na ovogodišnjoj Evroviziji". Glossy.rs (in Serbian). 6 March 2022.
  18. ^ Dedakin, Irena (6 March 2022). "Pet stvari koje niste znali o Konstrakti, predstavnici Srbije na Evroviziji". Nova.rs (in Serbian).
  19. ^ Peak positions in Croatia:
  20. ^ "2022 20-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  21. ^ "Dutch Single Tip 21/05/2022". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  22. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 20". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2022.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBD

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