Earlier in the national final season, we announced that Serbia would be using a public national selection process rather than choosing to internally select as in previous years. The Serbian broadcaster RTS has brought back the original format of Beovizija, which was the format used to select Serbia’s debut entry in 2007, which as we know led them to a Eurovision win with the song Molitva.
We first reported that up to ten acts would be chosen for the national final, however we now know that this number is increased to 17 acts. The final will be held on the 20th of February at the Sava Sentar, which was used as the Press Centre during the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.
Here are the competing acts:
BASS – Umoran
Biber & DJ Niko Bravo – Jutros (Svatovi)
Boris Režak – Vila
Danijel Pavlović – Ruža Sudbine
Dušan Svilar – Pod Krošnjom Bagrema
Igor Lazarević – Beži od Mene
Ivan Kurtić – Ni sunca ni meseca
Koktel Balkan – Zato
Lana & Aldo – Jača sam od Svih
Maja Nikolić – Zemlja čuda
Osmi Vazduh & Friends – Probudi se
Rambo Amadeus & Beti Đorđević – Nema te
Sanja Ilić & Balkanika – Naša deca
Saška Janković – Pesma za tebe
SevdahBABY – Hajde da Igramo Sada
Srđan Marjanović – Bar da znam
As you’ll notice, there’s one interesting name in the line-up, and that’s Rambo Amadeus. He previously represented Montenegro at the contest back in 2012 with his satirical entry Euro Neuro, but failed to reach the final.
The winner of the show will be decided by a combination of jury and public vote. Stay tuned for more news on the Serbian selection! For now, watch their 2017 Eurovision entry here!