For the sixth time we hand out the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award – the award for the best song lyrics of the year. Previous awards were won by Ukraine (2016), France (2017, 2018) and Italy (2019, 2021). This year six entries are nominated. They are revealed one by one, and Saskia Halfmouw gives us a unique visual interpretation of each song.
The second nominee for the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award 2022 is: Serbia.
Title: In corpore sano
Lyricist(s): Ana Đurić
The opening line for In corpore sano might just be the most remarkable opening line of all Eurovision songs throughout history: ‘What could be the secret of Megan Markle’s healthy hair?’ After an exposition on hydration and bags under your eyes, we have lines on… the spleen. A body part that is also never before mentioned in a Eurovision competition. The rest of the lyrics are pretty bizarre, but not incoherent: they do actually build towards an argumentation that touches upon the impossible beauty standards and health requirements set for public figures. Ending with an almost despairing: ‘What do we do now?’
Fragment from In corpore sano (translated from Serbian to English):
‘What could be the secret of Meghan Markle‘s healthy hair?
What could it be?
I think it‘s all about the deep hydration
They say our skin and hair show it all
For example – Deep under-eye circles could signal liver troubles
The pesky spots around the lips point to an enlarged spleen
That‘s not a good spleen, not a very pretty spleen
And the artist has to be healthy:
Has to be healthy, has to be healthy, has to be healthy,
Has to, has to, has to.
The complete lyrics for this song can be found here.
How is the winner determined?
Like in previous years the winner of the Eurostory Best Lyrics Award will be partially determined by online voters, and mainly determined by an international professional jury consisting of writers, poets, journalists, editors, songwriters, translators and former Eurovision participants. When all nominees are revealed the poll for online voting will open. The winner will be announced during Eurovision week in May. Keep following our website for the latest news!