RTS the national broadcaster of Serbia has confirmed their participation for JESC 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. As well as this, the broadcaster has opened its submission window for entries.
Serbia begin JESC 2022 search
As countries slowly begin to announce their artists taking part in Yerevan this December, Serbia becomes the latest nation to confirm their plans. RTS have opened the submission window for potential JESC 2022 entries and artists. This will close on September 15. However, the broadcaster has also left the option open for either an internal selection or a national final. The latter, dependent on the quality of the songs. This will be decided by a professional expert panel. As well as this, RTS maintains the right to make changes to the entries and also select a different song altogether if the professional jury rejects the submissions.
Junior Eurovision 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on December 11th in the Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex in Yerevan, Armenia. This will be the second time that Yerevan will host the competition, after their previous hosting in 2011. So far a total of 15 countries have declared interesting in participating.
- Armenia (Host)
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- North Macedonia – Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska
While Kazakhstan has expressed a desire to compete in JESC again this year, their participation is awaiting approval by the European Broadcasting Union, as they are only an associate member of the EBU.
Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Back in 2006 the Balkan nation made their Junior Eurovision debut in Bucharest with Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika and the song, ‘Učimo strane jezike‘. Starting strongly, they finished in 5th place with 81 points. Since then Serbia have participated a total of 14 times. Their best results came in 2007 and 2010, finishing in 3rd place on both occasions with, ‘Piši mi‘ and ‘Čarobna noć‘.
Last year Serbia selected Jovana and Dunja with, ‘Oči Deteta (Children’s Eyes)’ for the Paris final. During the contest they placed 13th overall with 86 points.
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