The Serbian national broadcaster, RTS, released today the 24 competing entries of the country’s national selection for Eurovision 2020, Beovizija.

After a prolonged submission period and receiving 90 entries for Beovizija 2020, a special committee made up by RTS music editors concluded to 24 entries that will compete in this yesr’s national selection. The national selection will unfold over three nights. Two semi finals and the final show.  One month after revealing the 24 entries, today the Serbian broadcaster released the songs that will take part in the two semi final rounds:

Semi final 1

  1. EJO Trag
  2. Milica Mišić – Kiša
  3. Ivan Kurtić feat. Mistik Cell – Sabajle
  4. Thea Devy – Sudnji dan
  5. Karizma Ona me zna
  6. Andrija Jo – Oči meduze
  7. Sanja Bogosavljević – Ne puštam
  8. Marko Marković – Kolači
  9. Srđan Lazić – Duša i telo
  10. Neda Ukraden – Bomba
  11. Amvon duo i Bilja – Raj
  12. Igor Simić – Ples za rastanak

Semi final 2

  1. LIFT– Samo mi kaži
  2. Bane Mojićević – Cvet sa Prokletija
  3. Bora Dugić i Balkubano Svadba velika
  4. Bojana Mašković Kao muzika
  5. Naiva – Baš baš
  6. Rocher etno bend – Samo ti umeš to
  7. Lazar Živanović – Puklo je nebo
  8. Ivana Jordan – Vila
  9. Nenad Ćeranić – Veruj u sebe
  10. Hurricane – Hasta la Vista
  11. Ana Milenković – Tajna
  12. Milan Bujaković feat Olivera Popović – Niti

The two semi shows will take place on 28 and 29 February while the grand final will be held on March 1 at the RTS TV Studio 8. The grand final will see 12 finalists while the result will be determined 50% by televoting and 50% by the jury.

The Eurovision Story so far

Serbia participated as an independent state in the contest in 2007, a year which the country was crowned winner with Marija Šerifović and her entry Molitva and remains the only country to win on its debut in the contest. (apart from Switzerland which won in the first edition of the contest back in 1956).

The country hosted the contest in 2008 and has a total of 11 participations and one year of absence (2014) It has achieved to qualify 7 times in the final while 3 times it didn’t make it for only one place  (10th in 2009, 11th in 2013 &  2017). Besides her victory Serbia has achieved 3 more times a top 10  placing (6th in 2008, 3rd in 2012, 10th in 2015).

Before its full independence Serbia participated twice as part of the Serbia- Montenegrin Federation (2nd in 2004 and 7th in 2005), while since 1961 until 1992 participated as part of the united then Yugoslavia. Six of these Yugoslavian entries came from the Serbian region. Yugoslavia had won the contest once, in 1989.

Last year the country was represented by Nevena Božović with her song “Kruna” .Nevena’s was no stranger to the Eurovision family as she had  previously participated in Junior Eurovision in 2007 and in Eurovision in 2013 with Moje 3. This year she came 18th in the grand final after securing Serbia’s second successive qualification to the final show. Lets remember her strong performance back on the Expo Tel Aviv stage: