Serbian Singer Wins Eurovision Song Contest

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Americans may not know her, but elsewhere in the world, 100 million people watched her on TV. Marija Serifovic won this year's Eurovision Song contest winner, a precursor to American Idol that has been around since 1956.


Who knows, American TV executives try to save their seasons might reach out for the program that produced this smash hit.

Ms. MARIJA SERIFOVIC (Winner, "Eurovision Song Contest"): (Singing) (Foreign language spoken)

INSKEEP: It's the Serbian singer Marija Serifovic, singing a song called "Molitva" or prayer. Americans may not know her, but elsewhere in the world 100 million people watched her on TV. She won this year's "Eurovision Song Contest." Each European country selects one song to compete on the international stage "American Idol" style. And this year, the song called "Prayer" was the winner of a contest that's been around since 1956.

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