Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
|National selection events||Beovizija (2007-2009)
Three then one for Oslo (2010)
Song for Europe (2011)
Internal selection (2012)
|Appearances||7 (5 finals)|
|Best result||1st: 2007|
|Worst result||11th SF: 2013 SF|
|Serbia's page at Eurovision.tv|
Serbia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Previously it participated as part of Yugoslavia (both the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1991 and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992) and Serbia and Montenegro (from 2004 to 2006).
History of Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia's debut entry as an independent nation, the ballad "Molitva" by Marija Šerifović, won the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, receiving 268 points. Serbia became the first country that won with debut entry after Switzerland's win at the first edition. After this, they were the host of the 2008 contest in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
The second Serbian entry, performed in Belgrade was written by past entrant for Serbia as part of Serbia and Montenegro and contest host Željko Joksimović. The song "Oro", an ethnic ballad, performed by Jelena Tomašević came 6th and received 160 points in the overall rankings.
In 2010, Milan Stanković was selected to represent the country in the contest with Ovo je Balkan, an upbeat song with ethno elements, and is about a love story set in Belgrade. It qualified for the final and in the end achieved 13th place with 72 points.
In 2011 Nina was selected with her 60's inspired song, Čaroban. She was accompanied with three other singers who would be dancing throughout the performance. In the semi-finals She performed 6th and qualified for the final. In the final, she performed 24th and achieved 14th place.
Željko Joksimović represented Serbia in 2012 in Azerbaijan, Baku with the song Nije ljubav stvar. On the second semi-finals he took second place, while he finished third in the final, below second-placed Russia and the winner, Sweden.
Moje 3 represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö with the song "Ljubav je svuda". They would come 11th place in the first semi-final, therefore not qualifying them for the final (only 10 contestants were to continue to the final). This was the second time that Serbia did not qualify for the final.
For now, Serbia is one of twelve countries whose representatives have performed all the songs (fully or partially) in an official, regional or national language. The other eleven countries are Portugal, Israel, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Andorra, Luxembourg, Morocco and Monaco. It is the only country currently taking part that hasn't performed at least partially in English.
|2008||Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugić||Serbian||"Oro"||6||160||X||X|
|2009||Marko Kon & Milaan||Serbian||"Cipela"||X||X||10*||60|
|2010||Milan Stanković||Serbian||"Ovo je Balkan"||13||72||5||79|
|2012||Željko Joksimović||Serbian||"Nije ljubav stvar"||3||214||2||159|
|2013||Moje 3||Serbian||"Ljubav je svuda"||X||X||11||46|
* In 2009 Serbia failed to qualify to the final due to the results of the jury qualifier, which selected Croatia over Serbia.
- XX on Semi Finals denotes auto-qualification. This could be due to two reasons. If a country won the previous year, they did not have to compete in Semi Finals, or back in the early 2005-2007 era, countries who done well did not have to compete in Semi Finals the following year. The top ten non-Big four along with the Big four countries automatically qualified, for example, if Germany and France placed inside the top 10, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with everyone within the top 10.
- XX on Finals denotes an unsuccessful attempt to qualify to the final.
As of 2013, Serbia's voting history is as follows:
|2008||Belgrade||Belgrade Arena||Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović|
Marcel Bezençon Awards
Artistic Award (Voted by previous winners)
|Year||Performer||Song||Final Result||Points||Host city|
|2007||Marija Šerifović||"Molitva" (Молитва)||1st||268||Helsinki|
Winner by OGAE members
|Year||Song||Performer||Final Result||Points||Host city|
|2007||"Molitva" (Молитва)||Marija Šerifović||1st||268||Helsinki|
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|2007||Duška Vučinić-Lučić||Maja Nikolić|
|2009||Duška Vučinić-Lučić||Jovana Janković|
|2010||Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 1 and Final)
Dragoljub Ilić (Semi-final 2)
|2011||Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 1 and Final)
Dragoljub Ilić (Semi-final 2)
|2012||Dragoljub Ilić (Semi-final 1)
Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 2 and Final)
|2013||Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 1)
Marina Nikolić (Semi-final 2)
Silvana Grujić (Final)
- Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- Serbia and Montenegro in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Points to and from Serbia eurovisioncovers.co.uk