Back in July, it was confirmed that Serbia would be competing in Eurovision 2020. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for their neighbours down in Montenegro. Despite this, the Balkan nation are pressing on with the preparations with Rotterdam. Having originally set the deadline for submissions for Beovizija to November 15th (today), this has now been extended to December 9th.
Good news if you fancy applying for Beovizija 2020 but hadn’t quite gotten around to it yet – the deadline has been extended! Originally, RTS was due to close the submissions window today (November 15th), but this has now been moved to December 9th. Presumably, this is to increase the number of songs they have, or perhaps it is to account for Southern Mediterranean timing? Regardless, hopefuls will have a few more weeks to get their songs submitted.
Beovizija 2020 will mark the third consecutive edition of the selection. Previously, Serbia had used a variety of measures to select their entrants for the contest. Having so far produced 2/2 qualifiers, we’re sure RTS will be looking to score a hat trick with Beovizija 2020.
What are the requirements for submission?
The submitted entries must follow the current Eurovision Song Contest rules, as well as these additional rules set by RTS:
- The lyrics of the competing entry must be in one of the official languages of Republic of Serbia.
- Foreign composers are allowed to participate in the competition, whilst the singer/s of the competing entry must be a citizen of the Republic of Serbia.
If you want to find out more about the rules and how to submit and entry for Beovizija 2020, you can do here. The format and date/s for Beovizija 2020 are yet to be confirmed by RTS.
Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia debuted as an independent nation at 2007 with “Molitva” by Marija Šerifović which won the competition. In 2008, Serbia had the honor of hosting the competition in Belgrade.
Since their debut, Serbia has participated eleven times. Out of their eleven participations, they have managed to make the final eight times. Despite narrowly missing out on a place in the final in 2017, the Balkan nation has qualified for the past two contests.
In 2019, Serbia selected Nevena Božović to represent Serbia in Tel Aviv, with her song ‘Kruna‘. This was Nevena’s third participation at a Eurovision event. She has previously participated in Junior Eurovision in 2007 and in Eurovision in 2013 with Moje 3. Overall, she managed to finish 18th Overall, receiving 35 Points from the Jury Vote and 54 Points from the Public Vote.
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