Serbian broadcaster RTS have revealed the dates for Beovizija 2020. The national final will decide Serbia’s entry for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
Beovizija 2020 will take place over three days with two semi-finals before a final. The two semi-finals will be held on February 28th and February 29th, with the final on March 1st. RTS have also revealed that the songs will be released on the RTS official Eurovision YouTube channel on February 6th, at 12pm CET.
Who are the competing artists?
The competing artists, along with their competing songs are as follows:
- Igor Simić – Ples za rastanak (Parting Dance)
- Sanja Bogosavljević – Ne puštam (I Won’t Let Go)
- Rocher etno bend – Samo ti umeš to (Only You Can Do It)
- Neda Ukraden – Bomba (The Bomb)
- Marko Marković – Kolači (Cookies)
- EJO – Trag (The Mark)
- Karizma – Ona me zna (She Knows Me)
- Andrija Jo – Uvek (Always)
- Naiva – Baš baš (Really, Really)
- Bojana Mašković – Kao Music (Like Music)
- Ivana Jordan – Vila (Fairy)
- Bane Mojićević – Svet sa Prokletija (The World From Prokletije)
- Ivan Kurtić ft. Geapsy Train – Sabajle (At Dawn)
- Hurricane – Hasta La Vista
- Milan Bujaković feat. Olivera Popović – Niti (Threads)
- Nenad Ćeranić – Veruj u sebe (Believe in Yourself)
- Bora Dugić i Balkubano – Svadba velika (Big Wedding)
- Ana Milenković – Tajna (Secret)
- Srđan Lazić – Duša i telo (Body and Soul)
- Lazar Živanović – Puklo je nebo (The Sky Parted)
- Milica Mišić – Kiša (Rain)
- Thea Devy – Sudnji dan (Judgement Day)
- Biljana Đurđević – Raj (Heaven)
- Aleksa Vučković – Samo mi kaži (Just Tell Me)
Included in the list of participants is the 2016 Serbian Eurovision participant Sanja Vučić, as part of girl group Hurricane, which we reported earlier as one of the rumoured participants.
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.