Through an internal selection, Serbia has chosen Darija Vračević to go to Gliwice-Silesia in Poland. There she will represent her country with the song ‘Podigni Glas'(Speak Up)
Serbian broadcaster RTS opened the registrations for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 1 September. Because the contest is quite popular there, many children did sign up and submitted their song. As a result, RTS had a wide selection to choose from. After an initial pre-selection, the selection committee listened carefully to all entries. A mutual vote then took place. Darija came out as the lucky winner.
Who is Darija Vračević
Darija Vračević is an 11 year old girl. She was born on October 27, 2007 in Belgrade. So on stage in Poland she will be 12 years old. The young artist goes to primary school and also takes piano lessons. She already had a taste of the artist’s life. In addition to school, she has attended several festivals in Serbia and even abroad!
Besides singing and playing the piano, she also loves acting. She has also done dubbing for Disney / Pixar productions, Paramount and Nickelodeon. However, Darija’s acting began in the children’s musical ‘Tesla and the Battle at the Magnetic Field’. Another hobby of Darija is dancing. She even does competition dances! As a member of the pro team, she has won 2 silver and 5 gold medals at dance festivals in Serbia.
Earlier this year, Darija took part in pinkove zvezdice, a well-known song contest in Serbia. Previous Serbian JESC candidates also participated. The competition started in October 2018 and lasted until June 2019. This edition was a special one, because it went between all the superfinalists of the past years. Unfortunately Darija did not win, but her Junior Eurovision predecessor Bojana came in second!
What is ‘Podigni Glas’ about?
Darija had the idea to write her song about the developments that our world is experiencing. She wants to raise awareness regarding these issues. With this song she asks us to wake up and take care of each other and the planet we live on. To make her song Junior Eurovision-proof, she collaborated with musicians Leontina and Aleksandra.
Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision 2019 marks the 11th edition for Serbia. The country debuted as Serbia and Montenegro in 2005. Shortly thereafter, the country split up and Serbia participated deubted individually in 2006. Although they have never won, they have already achieved some great results. Their best so far is twice a third place. Once in 2007 thanks to Eurovision 2019 candidate Nevena Božović. The other time was in 2010 with Sonja Škorić. 2018 was unfortunately a less good year for Serbia. Bojana Radovanović only came 19th out of 20 entries.
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