Kruna (song)

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"Kruna"
Kruna-Nevena Bozovic.jpg
Single by Nevena Božović
Released20 March 2019
Format
Recorded2018
Length3:05
LabelPGP RTS
Songwriter(s)Nevena Božović
Producer(s)Darko Dimitrov
Nevena Božović singles chronology
"What I'm Looking For"
(2018)
"Kruna"
(2019)
Music video
"Kruna" on YouTube
Serbia "Kruna"
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Nevena Božović
Lyricist(s)
Nevena Božović
Finals performance
Semi-final result
7th
Semi-final points
156
Final result
18th
Final points
89
Appearance chronology
◄ "Nova deca" (2018)   

"Kruna" (Serbian pronunciation: [krûna]; English: Crown) is a song recorded by Serbian singer Nevena Božović. It was released for digital download as a single on 20 March 2019. Božović wrote the lyrics and composed the music. "Kruna" represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel after winning the pre-selection show Beovizija in March 2019.[1] It was performed during the first semi-final on 14 May 2019, and qualified for the final, where it placed 18th with 89 points.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

National selection[edit]

On 10 January 2019, Nevena Božović was confirmed as one of the 24 participants in Beovizija 2019 with the song "Kruna".[2] On 14 February 2019 the running order was revealed by RTS and Božović was assigned to the sixth slot in the second semi-final.[3] She advanced from the second semi-final on 28 February 2019, after placing first with the jury and second in the public televote.[4] Božović won the national final on 3 March 2019 with a combined total of 20 points and earned the right to represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.[5]

In Tel Aviv[edit]

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 took place at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel and consisted of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May, and the final on 18 May 2019.[6] According to Eurovision rules, each country, except the host country and the "Big 5" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), will be required to qualify from one of two semi-finals to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final will progress to the final.[7][8][9] In January 2019, it was announced that "Kruna" would be performed 9th,[10] in the first half of the first semi-final of the contest.[11] It performed after Belarus' "Like It" and before Belgium's "Wake Up".[12] The song gained enough votes and qualified for the grand final,[13] where it placed 18th with 89 points.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Kruna" was released via Eurovision's YouTube channel on 17 April 2019.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outerson, Michael (3 March 2019). "Beovizija 2019: Nevena Božović will represent Serbia at this years Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovisionary. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ Farren, Neil (10 January 2019). "Serbia: Beovizija 2019 Artists Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. ^ Farren, Neil (14 February 2019). "Serbia: Beovizija Running Order Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  4. ^ Farren, Neil (28 February 2019). "Serbia: Beovizija 2019 Semi-Final Two Results". Eurovoix. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  5. ^ Rainbird, Oliver (3 March 2019). "A queen needs her "Kruna"! Nevena Božovic wins Serbia's Beovizija 2019". wiwibloggs. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Rules – Eurovision Song Contest". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – First Semi-Final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – Second Semi-Final". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  10. ^ Eurovision. "Here's the running order of the 2019 Semi-Finals!". Retrieved 2 April 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Zwart, Josianne (28 January 2019). "Eurovision 2019: Which country takes part in which Semi-Final?". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Exclusive: This is the Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final running order!". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  13. ^ "First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  14. ^ Herbert, Emily (17 April 2019). "Serbia: Nevena Releases Music Video for "Kruna"". Eurovoix. Retrieved 17 April 2019.