Serbia’s National Broadcaster, RTS, releases the names of the artists competing in this years comeback edition of Beovizija 2018.
Interestingly enough, the comeback of the festival is symbolically followed by a comeback of Montenegro’s 2012 Eurovision representative, Rambo Amadeus.
Beovizija 2018 acts
The acts competing for the chance to represent Serbia at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest are:
- “Ni sunca ni meseca” – Ivan Kurtić
Music: Rastko Aksentijević
Lyrics: Rastko Aksentijević
Arrangement: Rastko Aksentijević, Milorad Kocić
- “Nema te” – Rambo Amadeus i Beti Đorđević
Music: Aca Pejčić
Lyrics: Antonije Pušić, Tanja Kragujević
Arrangement: Antonije Pušić, Aca Pejčić
- “Vila” – Boris Režak
Music: Boris Režak
Lyrics: Boris Režak, Nikola Raonić
Arrangement: Aleksandar Rakić
- “Ruža sudbine” – Danijel Pavlović
Music: Danijel Pavlović
Lyrics: Marina Tucaković
Arrangement: Saša Milošević Mare i Marko Kon
- “Naša deca” – Sanja Ilić i Balkanika
Music: Sanja Ilić, Tanja Ilić
Lyrics: Danica Krstajić
Arrangement: Darko Dimitrov
- “Bar da znam” – Srđan Marijanović
Music, lyrics and arrangement: Srđan Marijanović
- “Probudi se” – Osmi vazduh i drugari
Music: Marko Kuzmanović
Lyrics: Lena Kuzmanović
Arrangement: Marko Kuzmanović
- “Pod krošnjom bagrema” – Dušan Svilar
Music, lyrics, arrangement: Goran Kovačević
- “Pesma za tebe” – Saška Janković
Music: Saška Janković, Marko Nikolić
Lyrics: Saška Janković
Arrangement: Saška Janković, Marko Nikolić
- “Jutros” (Svatovi) – Biber i DJ Niko Bravo
Music: Rastko Aksentijević
Lyrics: Nikola Burovac
Arrangement: Boris Krstajić
- “Zato” – Koktel Balkan
Music, lyrics and arrangement: Bojan Jeremić
- “Umoran” – BASS
Music, lyrics and arrangement: Sofija Milutinović
- “Jača sam od svih” – Lana i Aldo
Music, lyrics and arrangement: Lana i Aldo
- “Hajde da igramo sada” – Sevdah bejbi
Music: Milan Stanković, Predrag Radisavljević
Lyrics: Milan Stanković, Predrag Radisavljević, Tijana Žunjić
Arrangement: Milan Stanković
- “Zemlja čuda” – Maja Nikolić
Music: Vladimir Graić
Lyrics: Mia Pijade
Arrangement: Ivan Ranisavljević
- “Samo nek se okreće” – Lord
Music: Vladimir Preradović Lord
Lyrics: Vladimir Preradović Lord
Arrangement: Vladimir Preradović Lord
- “Beži od mene” – Igor Lazarević
Music: Igor Lazarević
Lyrics: Igor Lazarević
Arrangement: Marko Kon, Ivan Mirković – Bambi
Beovizija and Eurovision
Despite being immensely popular in the Balkan region, the format was only used to determine Serbia’s Eurovision representative three times. The most memorable moment for Serbia in the contest has to be Marija’s 2007 winning entry “Molitva”.
Gaining momentum after Serbia’s Eurovision win, Beovizija was on the radar in the Eurovision fandom. The sixth winner of the festival was the immensely popular Jelena Tomasevic and her ethnic ballad “Oro“.
Unfortunately, the last edition of Beovizija resulted with a non qualification at Eurovision. Despite delivering a vivid performance, Marko Kon did not manage to take Serbia to the finals with his entry “Cipela“.
Serbia at Eurovision
Starting off their Eurovision journey with a win in 2007, Serbia really had big shoes to fill. Their best scoring entries include Zeljko’s 2012 effort with “Nije Ljubav Stvar” and ending up third overall. Furthermore, Jelena’s “Oro” finished 6th on home ground in 2008. Bojana’s 2015 entry “Beauty Never Lies” also made it to the top ten.
Since their début at Eurovision 2007, Serbia have failed to make the final three times. In Kyiv, Tijana represented the nation and was unsuccessful in bringing the country to the final. Her entry “In Too Deep” crashed out in the semifinal, despite opening the show with a bang.
What do you think of the lineup for Beovizija? Are you surprised to see some of these acts battling it out for Serbia? Did you expect for Rambo Amadeus to eventually make his Eurovision comeback? Who are you looking forward to the most?
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