The first semi-final of Serbia’s Pesma za Evroviziju ’22 took place tonight with 18 songs competing for the first nine spots in the final.
Pesma za Evroviziju ’22: first semi-final results
Biber – Dve godine i šes’ dana
Zorja Pajić – Zorja
Lift – Drama
Aca Lukas – Oskar
Konstrakta – In corpore sano
Ivona – Znam
Angellina – Origami
Marija Mikić – Ljubav me inspiriše
Ana Stanić – Ljubav bez dodira
Sanja Bogosavljević – Priđi mi
VIS Limunada – Pesma ljubavi
Bojana Mašković – Dama
Boris Subotić – Vrati mi
Bane Lalić & MVP – Tu gde je ljubav, tu ne postoji mrak
Julija – Brzina
Igor Simić – To nisam ja
Mia – Blanko
Jelena Pajić – Pogledi
The nine finalists were selected by a combination of the televotes from the Serbian public and the points from the jury. Tomorrow the remaining eighteen artists take the stage and fight for the last nine places in Saturday’s final. All three shows are hosted by Dragana Kosjerina and Jovan Radomir, with Kristina Radenković and Stefan Popović hosting the green room. Kristina Radenković was also the green room host at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 while Jovan Radomir has been the Swedish spokesperson in two occasions.
The winner of Pesma za Evroviziju ’22 will also be decided by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury panel and the Serbian public. Serbia will compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The Serbian representative is set to perform on the first half of the show on May 12th.
Last year Serbia was represented by Hurricane, who won Serbia’s national selection Beovizija in 2020 and was selected internally as Serbia’s representative by the broadcaster in 2021. In Rotterdam, they qualified to the final with the song “Loco Loco“, where they finished fifteenth. In tonight’s show, the trio performed their 2021 entry and a medley of Armenia’s 2008 entry “Qélé, Qélé”, Cyprus’ 2018 entry “Fuego” and Azerbaijan’s 2021 entry “Mata Hari”. Tonight they also covered Serbia’s only Eurovision winner so far, “Molitva” from 2007.
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