Best of the Bunch: Junior vs Senior – Serbia

Our Best of the Bunch series continues, but this time, we’re crossing over between the two main formats of Eurovision, the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The concept is simple, we take the Eurovision and Junior Eurovision entries of a certain year and put them up against each other in a poll to find out which is your Best of the Bunch! Our focus will be between 2016 and 2018, so let’s find out who you think is the Best of the Bunch!

2016

Eurovision:

After a Top 10 finish the year prior, Serbia was determined to achieve another great result. Representing Serbia in 2016 was Sanja Vučić ZAA who was internally selected by the broadcaster. The song she performed was titled Goodbye (Shelter), which was performed in the second semi-final, finishing 10th. After scraping through to the final, Serbia finished in 18th place overall, despite a strong performance.

Junior Eurovision:

Serbia had mixed results in previous years of Junior Eurovision, but in 2016, Dunja Jeličić represented the nation with the catchy song, U La La La. It was a confident performance, that even featured a hoverboard in the performance! Despite that, Serbia unfortunately finished in last place with 14 points.

Which is your Best of the Bunch? Vote Below!

2017

Eurovision:

Serbia once again internally selected their act, and it was Tijana Bogićević with the song In Too deep. This wasn’t Tijana’s first Eurovision experience, having previously performed as a backing singer for Nina in 2011. She had also competed in Beovizija back in 2009, however did not qualify from the national selection semi-final. Fast forward to Eurovision, and she fell to the same fate, having not qualified to the final. It was close, however, finishing in 11th place with 98 points.

Junior Eurovision:

Opposite to their Eurovision method, Serbia returned to a national final selection for Junior Eurovision. A total of three acts performed in the national selection, but coming out on top was the duo of Irina Brodić and Jana Paunović. The song they performed was titled Ceo svet je naš, which finished in 10th place overall.

Which is your Best of the Bunch? Vote Below!

2018

Eurovision:

After the non-qualification the year prior, Serbia returned to a national selection format to choose their artist and song for Eurovision. The result of that national selection was that Sanja Ilić & Balkanika would be representing Serbia at Eurovision with their song Nova Deca. The group qualified to the final, finishing in 9th place in the semi-final. In the final, they finished in 19th place with 113 points.

Junior Eurovision:

In 2018, Bojana Radovanović represented Serbia with the ballad, Svet. Bojana was selected internally by the Serbian broadcaster, as was the competing entry. After some mixed results for Serbia over previous years, unfortunately Serbia found themselves in the bottom half of the results table, finishing in 19th place with 30 points.

Which is your Best of the Bunch? Vote Below!

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