After revealing the competing names for the upcoming edition of Beovizija, Serbia’s National Broadcaster, RTS reveals more information regarding the actual event. Surprisingly enough, the national selection is going back to the grandiose Sava Centar and it will be held on the 20th of February.
The Sava centar venue was previously used as a press center during the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. In addition to that, RTS has certainly made sure that the comeback of Beovizija gets all the attention by holding their selection on a Tuesday evening.
17 acts will battle it out
The acts competing in this year’s Beovizija are:
- Ivan Kurtic – Ni Sunca ni Meseca
- Rambo Amadeus & Beti Djordjevic – Nema te
- Boris Rezak – Vila
- Danijel Pavlovic – Ruza sudbine
- Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – Nasa deca
- Srdjan Marijanovic – Bar da znam
- Osmi vazduh i drugari – Probudi se
- Dusan Svilar – Pod krosnjom bagrenja
- Saska Jankovic – Pesma za tebe
- Biber & DJ Niko Bravo – Jutros (Svatovi)
- Koktel Balkan – Zato
- BASS – Umoran
- Lana & Aldo – Jaca sam od svih
- Sevdah bejbi – Hajde da igramo sada
- Maja Nikolic – Zemlja cuda
- Lord – Samo nek se okrece
- Igor Lazarevic – Bezi od mene
RTS has decided to rely on a 100% public vote when it comes to determining the winner of their national selection.
⇓ Read more about the competing acts in our previous article ⇓
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“.
Will you be tuning in for Beovizija’s 2018 revival? Do you have a favorite artist among the competing acts? What is your favorite Serbian entry at Eurovision?