Back in June, RTS confirmed that they would participate in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Over the summer, they launched an open call for artists and songs in order to find an entry to represent Serbia in Tbilisi. Now, RTS has confirmed that 18 songs have been submitted to the broadcaster. One of these eighteen songs will be heading to Georgia this November!
A decision expected by early October
According to RTS, the 18 entries will now be judged by a panel within the broadcaster. This panel will then select which of these entries will be the one to represent Serbia. The decision will be announced no later than October 5th.
Last year, Serbia was represented by Dunja Jeličić with the uptempo dance-pop song U La La La. Unfortunately, Dunja finished in 17th place. Dunja’s top score came from Macedonia whose adult jury awarded Serbia five points and whose kids’ jury awarded an additional three points. Serbia also received points from the kids’ juries in Bulgaria, Italy and Georgia.
Looking for that elusive victory
This year, Serbia will be hoping to improve on the personal best finish of 3rd place at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Indeed, both Nevena Božović and Sonja Škorić took home the bronze medal in 2007 and 2010 respectively.