Junior Eurovision is taking place this month, which means that both fans and contestants are very excited about the upcoming show! ESCXTRA had the opportunity to have a chat with some of the participants, who will represent their country this year.
Our next interview is with Petar Aničić, who is representing Serbia in Junior Eurovision 2020 with his song ‘Heartbeat’. We got to know Petar a bit more, as well as his participation at this year’s contest.
Watch our interview with Petar here:
We would like to thank Petar and the Serbian delegation for allowing us to undertake this interview.
Petar’s road to Junior Eurovision 2020
In September, Petar sent two self written songs to the national broadcaster of Serbia. The judges there saw a lot of potential in him and his songs during the first round, so he passed to the second round. There he also succeeded and he got selected to represent Serbia in Junior Eurovision this year with “Heartbeat”.
Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia debuted at Junior Eurovision at the 2006 contest, hosted in Bucharest, having previously participated as Serbia and Montenegro in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, they used the national selection Izbor za dečju pesmu Evrovizije to select their entrant. They did not participate between 2011 and 2013.
Their best result to date is third place, which they have achieved on two occasions, in 2007 and 2010. The former was achieved by Nevena Božović, who went on to represent Serbia at the main contest in both 2013 and 2019. Having not qualified for the final as part of Moje 3, Nevena returned as a solo artist this singer, reaching 18th in the Grand Final with “Kruna”.
In 2019, Darija Vračević represented Serbia at the contest in Gliwice-Silesia. Her song “Podigni Glas” finished in 10th place, scoring 109 points.
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This article was compiled by, Tim Jumawan, and Aline van Rossem.