Saška Janković

Aleksandra Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Александра Јанковић; born 29 April 1988), professionally known as Sashka Janx (Serbian Cyrillic: Сашка Јанкс) and Miss Jukebox, is a Serbian singer-songwriter. She was previously a backing vocalist for numerous other artists, including Milan Stanković at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, Nina Radojičić at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 and Bojana Stamenov at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. In 2012, Janković participated in Prvi glas Srbije, a musical talent show similar to The Voice.

Sashka Janx
Birth nameAleksandra Janković
Also known asSaška Janković, Miss Jukebox, Saška Janks
Born (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 32)
Smederevo, Yugoslavia
GenresPop, dance-pop, R&B, pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer–songwriter, composer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, violin
Years active2009–present
WebsiteOfficial Website

Life and careerEdit

Early life and career: 1988–2009Edit

Janković was born in 1988 in Smederevo (Yugoslavia then, Serbia now). When she was a child, she started playing the violin, but later switched to the piano.[1] Janković cited jazz, pop and rock music as her musical influences.[2] As a teenager, she participated in the RTS talents competition 3K dur.[1] Janković then on to compete at the SunFlower Festival in Zrenjanin in 2006 and 2007, the 2007 Art Zone Festival in Bulgaria, and the 2008 PAN Music Festival, where she was honoured as the Best Newcomer.[3]

Career development: 2009–11Edit

In March 2009, Janković took part in the Beovizija 2009, Serbian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, with the song "Nauči me" (English: Teach Me). The semifinal event was held on March 8.[4] In the final, Janković performed the fourth and finished the eighth with six points.[5] On 18 April 2009, she performed at the humanitarian concert "Darujte život" (English: Give Life) in Smederevo.[6] On 1 July, Janković performed "Bože pravde", the national anthem of Serbia, alongside two more singers at the opening ceremony of the 2009 Summer Universiade, which was held in Belgrade.[7] She would also sing the "Bože pravde" at the reception of Serbia national basketball team who had won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2009.[8]

In May 2010, Janković sang backing vocals for Milan Stanković at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.[9] Along with Nikola Sarić, she took part in the Sunčane Skale Festival in Herceg Novi, Montenegro, with the song "Uhvati dan" (English: Seize the Day).[10] In December, Janković performed "Bože pravde" at the celebration honouring the Serbia Davis Cup team's win of the 2010 Davis Cup.[11] In 2011, she once again sang backing vocals at the Eurovision Song Contest, this time for Nina Radojičić.[3][12] In June, Janković acted as a member of the jury at the talents competition Staropramen.[13] She also performed along with the pianist and composer Aleksandar Saša Lokner at the Summer at Gardoš Festival in August.[14]

Upcoming studio album and Prvi glas Srbije: 2011–presentEdit

In December 2011, Janković officially adopted "Miss Jukebox" as her artistic name, and announced the release of her new single "Nikome nije lako" (English: It Is Easy to No One).[15] The video for the song features popular Serbian musicians such as Dragoljub Đuričić, Vukašin Brajić and Nikola Sarić.[15]

In 2012, Janković participated in the second season of the talent show Prvi glas Srbije (The First Voice of Serbia), adapted from The Voice.[16] She successfully went through the blind audition and the battle phase to progress to the live performances. However, Janković was eliminated in the sixth round of live performances, having received fewest public votes.[17] She had previously once been nominated for elimination, but was saved by the judges Vlado Georgiev, Aleksandra Radović and Saša Milošević Mare.[18] While on Prvi glas Srbije, Janković performed live the following songs:

On 25 December 2012, three days after Janković had been eliminated from Prvi glas Srbije, Jennifer Hudson tweeted, "@Miss_Jukebox great job", praising her performance of "One Night Only".[24] In January 2013, Janković released her new single "Ćošak" (English: Corner).[25]

In February 2013, Janković took part in Beosong 2013, Serbian national election for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, with the song "Duga u tvojim očima" (English: The Rainbow in Your Eyes). In the competition she reached third place.[26]

In 2018, she once again tried to represent Serbia at Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song Pesma za tebe. She came 2nd at the preselection, Beovizija 2018. She returned to Beovizija in 2019 with her song Da Li Čuješ Moj Glas and got the 3rd place.[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Janković stated she was "very attracted" to learning foreign language and that she would like to study Portuguese.[1] She eventually enrolled journalism at the University of Belgrade.[12]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • 2009 — "Nauči me"
  • 2010 — "Uhvati dan" (feat. Nikola Sarić)
  • 2011 — "Nikome nije lako"
  • 2013 — "Ćošak"
  • 2013 — "Duga u tvojim očima"
  • 2013 — "Ono kad"
  • 2014 -- "Ponekad"
  • 2014 -- "Spavaj"
  • 2018 -- "Pesma za tebe"

Other songsEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category City Result
2008 PAN Music Festival Best Newcomer Belgrade, Serbia Won
2009 Beovizija Best Song (Nauči me) Belgrade, Serbia Nominated
2013 Beosong Best Song (Duga u tvojim očima) Belgrade, Serbia Nominated
2018 Beovizija Best Song (Pesma za tebe) Belgrade, Serbia Nominated
2019 Beovizija Best Song (Da li čuješ moj glas) Belgrade, Serbia Nominated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Aleksandra – Saška Janković". SD Cafe (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  2. ^ Janjić, Stefan (11 April 2011). "Saška Janković govori za naš sajt". ESC Serbia (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Podrška Nininoj čaroliji". Radio Television of Serbia (in Serbian). 30 March 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  4. ^ Paxton, Steve (8 March 2009). "Serbia: Beovizija Semifinal". Eurovisionary.com. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  5. ^ Paxton, Steve (9 March 2009). "Marko Kon & Milan Nikolic Win Beovizija". Eurovisionary.com. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Darujte život – humanitarna akcija u Smederevu". Tračara.com (in Serbian). 16 April 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  7. ^ J., M. (20 December 2011). "Miss Jukebox – novo ime na našem estradnom nebu". NC Magazine (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Doček "srebrnih" košarkaša". YouTube. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  9. ^ Kulović, Jelena (25 May 2010). "Milan Stanković u finalu Eurosonga". Story (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  10. ^ Ahel, Antonio (9 July 2010). "Dado Topić i Anita Popović najbolji na Festivalu". Atastars.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Saška pevala himnu na dočeku tenisera". SD Cafe (in Serbian). 7 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  12. ^ a b Todorović, Slobodan (30 March 2011). "Poznat srpski tim za evro-scenu". ESC Serbia (in Serbian). Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Počelo Staropramen nadmetanje glasova za Zlatni Prag". Story (in Serbian). 22 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  14. ^ "Aleksandra Saša Lokner svira na Gardošu". Story (in Serbian). 2 August 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  15. ^ a b "Upoznajte Sašku Janković". Tračara.com (in Serbian). 20 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Saška Janković". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Prvi glas Srbije – 18.epizoda". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 22 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  18. ^ a b "Prvi glas Srbije – 18.epizoda". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  19. ^ "Prvi glas Srbije – vikend dueli". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 10 November 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  20. ^ "Prvi glas Srbije – 13. epizoda". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 17 November 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  21. ^ "Prvi glas Srbije – 15. epizoda". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 1 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  22. ^ "Prvi glas Srbije – 16. epizoda". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 8 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Prvi glas Srbije – 17. epizoda". Prva Srpska Televizija (in Serbian). 15 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  24. ^ "Jennifer Hudson pohvalila Sašku Janković". Tračara.com (in Serbian). 25 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  25. ^ "Poslušajte novu pesmu Saške Janković". Večernje novosti (in Serbian). 6 January 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  26. ^ Списак извођача и аутора на "Беосонгу 2013". Radio Television of Serbia (in Serbian). 6 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  27. ^ http://natfinals.50webs.com/10s_20s/Serbia2018.html

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