Serbia: RTS confirms Beovizija 2020 dates
The Serbian national broadcaster, RTS, confirmed the dates of the country’s national selection, Beovizija 2020, that will determine the Serbian Eurovision 2020 representative and entry.
According to RTS the national selection will unfold over three nights. 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.
In this year’s edition a total of 24 songs will compete split up in two semi final rounds, with 12 contestants in each one. The grand final will see 12 finalists while the result will be determined 50% by televoting and 50% by the jury. All competing songs of this year’s national selection will go public on February 6. However Neda Ukraden’s entry , Bomba, has already been released on youtube.
The overall lists with this year’s contestants, entries and composers can be viewed below:
|Aleksa Vučković||“Samo mi kaži”||Dimitrije Borčanin, Aleksa Vučković|
|Ana Milenković||“Tajna”||Dušan Bačić|
|Andrija Jo||“Uvek”||Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Laurell Barker|
|Biljana Đurđević||“Raj”||Tina Amvon|
|Bojana Mašković||“Kao muzika”||Goran Kovačić, Bojana Mašković|
|Bora Dugić & Balkubano||“Svadba velika”||Nikola Burovac, Danijel Đurić|
|Branislav Mojićević||“Cvet sa Prokletija”||Mirko Šenkovski Geronimo|
|Hurricane||“Hasta la vista”||Nemanja Antonić, Sanja Vučić|
|Igor Simić||“Ples za rastanak”||Daniel Kajmakoski, Matej Đakovski, Vladimir Danilović|
|Ivan Kurtić & Geapsy Train||“Sabajle”||Nikola Burovac, Miloš Roganović|
|Ivana Jordan||“Vila”||Ivana Jordan|
|Karizma||“Ona me zna”||Dušan Janićijević, Dejan Jelisavčić|
|Lazar Živanović||“Puklo je nebo”||Michael James Day, Adis Eminić|
|Marko Marković||“Kolači”||Vladimir Graić, Leontina Vukomanović, Nemanja Filipović, Marko Marković|
|Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović||“Niti”||Petar Pupić, Milan Bjelica, Luka Racić|
|Milica Mišić||“Kiša”||Sashka Janx|
|Naiva||“Baš baš”||Zoran Živanović, Jelena Galonić|
|Neda Ukraden||“Bomba”||Dušan Bačić, Dejan Nikolić|
|Nenad Ćeranić||“Veruj u sebe”||Alek Aleksov, Nenad Ćeranić|
|Rocher Etno Band||“Samo ti umeš to”||Rastko Aksentijević|
|Sanja Bogosavljević||“Ne puštam”||Kristina Kovač, Sanja Bogosavljević|
|Srđan Lazić||“Duša i telo”||Srđan Lazić, Dejan Ivanović|
|Thea Devy||“Sudnji dan”||Pele Loriano, Beth Morris, Dom Scott, Petar Spirić, Aleksandra Lazarević Spirić|
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: