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Serbia confirm Eurovision 2023 participation

The Serbian broadcaster RTS have confirmed their participation at Eurovision 2023, meaning they will join next year’s contest, due to be held in the United Kingdom.

RTS confirms participation

Representing Serbia in Eurovision, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) confirmed recently to ESCToday that they will be taking part in Eurovision next year in the United Kingdom. As of this writing, the number of countries confirmed stands at 25.

As of now, the broadcaster has not confirmed any details of their selection method. However, since 2018, Serbia has used a national final to select their entry. Formerly called Beovizija, it was renamed to Pesma za Evroviziju (“A Song For Eurovision”) in 2022, where Konstrakta won.

Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent country since 2007, following the nation’s split from Montenegro. They achieved a debut victory on their first attempt as Serbia, with Marija Šerifović’s ‘Molitva’, and the country subsequently hosted the 2008 contest in Belgrade. Since then, aside from withdrawing once in 2014, they have remained a consistent presence at Eurovision, qualifiying for 11 out of 14 finals.

In 2022, they selected the singer-songwriter Konstrakta through Pesma za Evroviziju to represent them in Turin. Attracting attention for her avant-garde song and a striking performance that included hand-washing and subtitles to deliver the song’s pointed lyrical message that included critiques of the Serbian healthcare system and mass media, she won Serbia 5th place in the final. With 312 points, this was their best result since 2012.

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Isaac Sturtridge

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