2000 and Whatever – Serbia

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with ESCDaily, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Anita Reviews Dennis’ 21st Century Favourite

Jelena Tomašević – Oro | 6th place, 160 points (Final)

Looking back over Serbia’s relatively short history at Eurovision (as an independent nation), they have really managed to impress. In their debut year, they topped the results table with a stunning song, and then backed it up with another stunning Balkan ballad, Oro. Everything about this song is magical, from the staging to the instrumentation and vocal delivery. That voice – absolutely mindblowing. A good Balkan ballad always manages to build in intensity over the three minutes, and this song demonstrates that well. I really enjoy what Serbia has to offer at Eurovision more often than not, but would say that this is definitely up there with their best entries.

Joshua Reviews Brandon’s 21st Century Favourite

Marija Šerifović – Molitva | 1st place, 268 points (Final)

What. A. Song. Captivating from start to end, and definitely deserving of first place in 2007. I love the fact that it is sung entirely in Serbian, which adds to the authenticity of the performance. Šerifović’s vocals are perfect for the song as well, and really help to sell the message. This entry is proof that if the song and vocals alone are good enough, you can win Eurovision. No need to rely on staging in this case when the entry is already strong.

What does the ESCDaily team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to escdaily.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Serbia below: