The Serbian national selection, Beovizija, has now taken place where the 12 finalists have performed their potential entries in the hopes of being the next Serbian Eurovision representative.
Over two nights, two semi-finals took place where 24 participants were reduced to just 12 finalists with 6 participants from each semi-final. The semi-finals also featured special performances from former Eurovision artists from a range of countries who performed their own Eurovision entries as well as doing covers of other popular entries.
Here is the full line-up of competitors:
- Sashka Janx – Da li čuješ moj glas
- Majdan – Budim te
- Sofija Perić – Aritmija
- Dženan Lončarević – Nema suza
- Wonder Strings & Ivana Vladović – Moja bol
- Jana – Viktorija
- Lord – Radnički sin
- Nevena Božović – Kruna
- Ana Popović – Lutaš
- Ivan Kurtić – Bela
- Nataša & Una – Samo bez straha
- Aleksandra Seckulić- Tugo
The voting consisted of both televote and jury vote, with the recipient of the highest jury vote being Nevena Božović with her song Kruna. Second with the jury was Sashka Janx, then Wonder Strings & Ivana Vladović.
In the televote, Nataša & Una scored the highest televote with over 10,000 votes cast. This was a significant lead in votes, however the votes were then converted to points, therefore they received 12 points from the public. Coming in second with the public was Dženan Lončarević and third was Nevena Božović.
With the points combined, it was clear that Nevena Božović would represent Serbia at Eurovision this year with the song Kruna. This is not her first experience at Eurovision having participated as part of the trio Moje 3 back in 2013 with the song Ljubav je Svuda. She has also participated at Junior Eurovision back in 2007 with the song Piši mi. Nevena was the first artist to have competed in both Junior Eurovision and Eurovision as a main performer.
Listen to the entry below: