Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest

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For Serbia's most recent participation, see Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Serbia
Serbia and Montenegro
Flag
Member station RTS
National selection events Beovizija (2007-2009)
Three then one for Oslo (2010)
Song for Europe (2011)
Internal selection (2012)
Beosong (2013, 2015-)
Appearances
Appearances 7 (5 finals)
First appearance 2007
Best result 1st: 2007
Worst result 11th SF: 2013 SF
External links
RTS page
Serbia
Serbia and Montenegro'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[edit]

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 2009 Serbia selected Marko Kon and Milaan to represent them in the second semi-final on 14 May. The duo failed to qualify for the final for the first time in Serbia's history in the contest.

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.

On 22 November 2013, Serbian broadcaster Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) announced that it would withdraw from the 2014 contest due to financial difficulties and a lack of available sponsorship for a potential Serbian entry.[1]

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.

At April 2014, Serbia announced that they will broadcast all three shows. In addition, they said that it is likely to return at 2015 and that they will probably hold a national selection to find their representative.

Contestants[edit]

For contestants prior to 2007, see Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2007 Marija Šerifović Serbian "Molitva" 1 268 1 298
2008 Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugić Serbian "Oro" 6 160 Host country
2009 Marko Kon & Milaan Serbian "Cipela" Failed to qualify 10a 60
2010 Milan Stanković Serbian "Ovo je Balkan" 13 72 5 79
2011 Nina Serbian "Čaroban" 14 85 8 67
2012 Željko Joksimović Serbian "Nije ljubav stvar" 3 214 2 159
2013 Moje 3 Serbian "Ljubav je svuda" Failed to qualify 11 46
2014 Did not compete
NOTES:
a. ^ In 2009 Serbia failed to qualify to the final due to the results of the jury qualifier, which selected Croatia over Serbia.
b. If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year.

Voting history[edit]

As of 2013, Serbia's voting history is as follows:

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenters
2008 Belgrade Belgrade Arena Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

Further information: 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[edit]

Further information: OGAE
Year Song Performer Final Result Points Host city
2007 "Molitva" (Молитва) Marija Šerifović 1st 268 Helsinki

Commentators[edit]

Year(s) Commentators Spokespersons
2007 Duška Vučinić-Lučić
Mladen Popović
Maja Nikolić
2008 Dragoljub Ilić
Mladen Popović
Dušica Spasić
2009 Duška Vučinić-Lučić Jovana Janković
2010 Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 1 and Final)
Dragoljub Ilić (Semi-final 2)
Maja Nikolić
2011 Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 1 and Final)
Dragoljub Ilić (Semi-final 2)
Dušica Spasić
2012 Dragoljub Ilić (Semi-final 1)
Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 2 and Final)
Maja Nikolić
2013 Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Semi-final 1)
Marina Nikolić (Semi-final 2)
Silvana Grujić (Final)
Maja Nikolić
2014 Silvana Grujić (All shows) Did not compete

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.marijaserifovic.org/

  1. ^ Juhász, Ervin (22 November 2013). "Serbia: RTS not going to Copenhagen". escXtra.com. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 

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