Marija Šerifović, the ESC 2007 winner, will be joining the list of Eurovision past participants, that will be taking part in the special show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light’ that will be replacing this year’s cancelled Eurovision Song Contest. 

According to the Serbian national broadcaster, RTS, Marija Šerifović , the winner of Eurovision 2007 with her entry, “Molitva” , will be taking part in the special show ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine A light’ set to take place on May 16. The Serbian act will be performing her ESC winning entry, which we saw lately perform on the empty streets of Belgrade in Serbia and that will feature the alternative show in May.

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Prvi put u istoriji najpopularnijeg muzičkog takmičenja, Izbor za pesmu Evrovizije ove godine neće biti održan. Ipak, 16. maja u 21h sve zemlje učesnice emitovaće revijalni show program pod nazivom “Europe shine a light”. Srbija je jedna od samo pet zemalja koje su dobile priliku da, u posebnom svetlu, predstave svetu svoje najuspešnije evrovizijske pesme! Na pustim ulicama Beograda, Marija Šerifović otpevala nam je njenu “Molitvu”, pesmu koju je zavolela cela Evropa i koja nam je Evroviziju 2008. godine dovela u Srbiju. Gledate ekskluzivne kadrove sa snimanja spota, a sutra u LIVE uključenju na našem profilu, čućete Mariju Šerifović! @serifovic

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Marija’s participation follows that of Helena Paparizou’s from Greece who has also been confirmed to appear on the special show. Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light is set to hit our screens on May 16 at 21:00 CEST aiming to honor this year’s 41 ESC contestants that didn’t mamage to reach the Eurovision Stage due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Marija in Eurovision

Marija Šerifović was Serbia’s first selected Eurovision act as a independent country. After winning the national final she represented the country at Eurovision 2007 in Elsinki, Finland. Performing her entry  ‘Molitva’ (Prayer) on 10 May, in the 2nd semi final she appeared fifteenth, placing first with 298 points. Two days after, she claimed victory with 268 points, becoming Serbia’s first and to date only Eurovision winner.Returning home, she was greeted by more than 70,000 people in front of the Civic Assembly of Belgrade.