Novi Pazar – Alen Turković revealed that during his participation as a contestant on “Audicija” (Audition) the judges told him he couldn’t win.
“One member of the jury told me that with my accent and qirks I couldn’t win, because they are looking for things that are universal at the level of the state. They let it be known that if I want to win I have to “chide” and talk more culturally appropriate – says the talented resident of Novi Pazar.
I said I didn’t want that, because I wasn’t going to sell out my homeland, or my way of speaking for the sake of winning the prize. I wish to get to the third or fourth round and give up willingly – states the determined Turkovic.
He says he didn’t sign up for “Audicija” in hopes of winning.
“I didn’t apply to be on “Audicija” because I want win, but because I want Belgrade and all of Serbia to realize that Novi Pazar is not a blunt city. I want to show that we are equal citizens of Serbia, and have our own worth. I want to destroy the prejudices that people outside of Sandzak hold against us “- concludes Novi Pazar stand-up comedian Turkovic.