Bosnia & Herzegovina: 2nd rehearsal Eurovision 2012 / Maya Sar - Korake ti Znam
Maja Sarihodžić (Bosnian pronunciation [mǎːja sǎrixodʒitɕ], née Hodžić, (born 12 July 1981 in Tuzla, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia), stage name Maya Sar, is a Bosnian singer.
In 2003, Maya Sar graduated with Bachelor of Music, concentration on piano, from University of Sarajevo's Sarajevo Music Academy.
Before she started her solo career, Maya Sar was a backing vocalist for many famous singers, including Dino Merlin and Tony Cetinski. Her first single "Nespretno" (Awkwardly) was released in March 2010 and it became big hit in Bosnia & Herzegovina as well as in other neighbouring countries. She is the founder of the regional humanitarian project in the fight against cervical cancer Moj je život moja pjesma (My Life Is My Song) and the composer and songwriter of the eponymous song which is performed by leading stars in region - Nina Badric, Karolina Goceva, Aleksandra Radovic and Maya Sar herself. For this, she received the Gold plaque of the great human heart by the International League of Humanists (Dr. Elisabeth Rehn). Her first album is to be released in 2012.
Maya Sar participated on Eurovision as a back vocalist in 2004 and 2011 (both times for the Bosnia and Herzegovina entry). She also played the keyboard on Dino Merlin's "Love in Rewind" during the semi-finals and finals at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
On December 15, 2011 it was confirmed that Maya Sar will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina with a song "Korake ti znam" in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.