As Junior Eurovision draws closer, Serbia officially opened the submission period to select Irina and Jana’s successor for Minsk.
The Serbian broadcaster (RTS) has officially began the process to select its 10th entrant for Junior Eurovision. Singers and songwriters potentially interested in participation have until September 1st to submit an entry.
Entry will be in Serbian
In order to be eligible for participation, the broadcaster outlined the following rules:
- The songs have to be between 2:30 to 3 minutes long
- They have to be in Serbian
- They must not have been released before May 1st of 2018 (both lyrics and music)
- Singers have to be aged 9 to 14 as of November 25, 2018 (the day of the show)
- The singer who wrote the song must be involved in the stage show in some capacity (singer, dancer, on stage musician)
At the moment, it is not known whether there will be a televised show or if RTS will opt for internal selection instead.
Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia first participated in the competition in 2006 and has since appeared in 9 contests, missing the competition three times between 2011 and 2013. This year will mark the country’s 10th appearance in the competition. So far, their best result is the 3rd place achieved twice in 2007 and 2010. Last year, Irina Brodić and Jana Paunović represented the country with the song “Ceo svet je naš”. They placed 10th out of the 16 participants with 92 points.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Belarus’s capital Minsk will host the 2018 edition of Junior Eurovision. This is the second time the event takes place in the city, who previously hosted it in 2010. The city was selected as host last year, before the 2017 edition of the show. So far, 13 countries have confirmed their intent of participating in Minsk. France will return to the contest, having only participated once back in 2004, and Wales will instead make a debut.
Will Serbia score its first win in Minsk? Did you like Serbia’s 2017 entry in the show?
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