Rambo Amadeus

Serbia’s Beovizija makes a welcome return this year after nine years. After some doubts were cast, RTS confirmed last week that the show would be going ahead. Today, they went one step further by announcing the 17 finalists for the national final!

Overall, 75 songs were submitted to Beovizija 2018. Songs were submitted anonymously to the selection committee, who then selected the participating acts for the show.

Perhaps the most notable name on the list is Rambo Amadeus. Montenegro’s 2012 representative enters as part of a duet with veteran singer, Beti Dordevic.

You can see the full list of names for Beovizija 2018 below:

Beovizija 2018 — Finalists

  • “Neither Sun, Nor Moon” (Ni sunca, ni meseca) – Ivan Kurtic
  • “You’re Gone” – Rambo Amadeus and Beti Dordevic
  • “Fairy” (Vila) – Boris Režak
  • “The Rose of Destiny” (Ruža sudbine) – Danijel Pavlovic
  • “Our Children” (Naša deca) – Sanja Ilic and Balkanika
  • “If Only I knew” (Bar da znam) – Srdan Marijanovic
  • “Wake Up” (Probudi se) – Osmi Vazduh and Friends
  • “Under the Locust Tree” (Pod krošnjom bagrema) – Dušan Svilar
  • “Song for You” (Pesma za tebe) – Saška Jankovic
  • “This Morning (Wedding Guests)” (Jutros (Svatovi)) – Biber and DJ Niko Bravo
  • “Because” (Zato) – Koktel Balkan
  • “Tired” (Umoran) – BASS
  • “The Strongest of All” (Jaca sam od svih) – Lana and Aldo
  • “Let’s Dance Now” (Hajde da igramo sada) – SevdahBABY
  • “Wonderland” (Zemlja cuda) – Maja Nikolic
  • “Just Let It Turn” (Samo nek se okrece) – Lord
  • “Get Away From Me” (Beži od mene) – Igor Lazarevic

Other notable entries include singer and DJ, SevdahBABY, as well as Maja Nikolic. Maja enters with “Wonderland”, with music composed by Vladimir Graic. Vladimir is, of course, the composer of Marija Serfivoic’s “Molitva”. Could this be another winning combo for Serbia?

Beosong 2013 runner-up, Dusan Svilar, also returns with “Under the Locust Tree”. Pinkove Zvezdice star Igor Lazarevic makes his national final debut with “Get Away From Me”.

RTS has announced that we’ll hear further details on the songs in the coming days. We’re also still waiting to hear the exact date of Beovizija, as RTS have simply said “the second half of February”.

Are you excited by today’s Beovizija 2018 reveals? Would you want to see Rambo Amadeus back at Eurovision? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.

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I cant wait to hear what Serbia sends as their representative because every Beovizija song as been brilliant like Marija, and Jelena. so I have high hopes Serbia will bring a brilliant Artist and singer to get a good result.
if the song is good you’ve got a vote from the Uk.
good luck Serbia

gogisok
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gogisok

Sanja Ili? and Balkanika – the biggest name, I hope they will win

AngieP
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AngieP

Serbia is one of my favourite countries in Eurovision!
I’m looking forward to Beovizija! I hope for some good songs right there!

Rich
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Rich

Sanja Ilic and Balkanika , Igor Lazarevic and Maja Nikolic all sound quite promising going on previous songs i have listened to.

Eva
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Eva

I hope Sevdah Baby has good song, they are very good!

Nico
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Nico

Oh no, the man with greasy hair is back…. He should retire, once and for all!

Marco
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Marco

Hope Dusan Svilar has a great song!

magija
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magija

Saska Jankovic was backing vocalist for Milan 2010, Nina 2011 and Bojana 2015. She was also in the same show as Moje tri.

Aaron
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Aaron

I think what Serbia fail to understand is hosting a National Final is all good and well, but for the past 2 years they have had one of two issues: A vocally talented singer, good staging but a song that didn’t match resulting in 18th place (2016). In 2017, a really good song, uncomfortable staging, bad outfit and poor vocals left her in the semi final. They need to get the match between an all around good act to stand a chance of even qualifying. Tijana was too confident and sure in herself but in reality when she performed she… Read more »

Darko
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I am from Serbia and listen, Rambo will have better song than 2012 because he is in duo with Serbian Beti Djordjevic which sings old kind of Serbian music but they didn’t write song and it means it won’t be smth bad.

NickC
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NickC

No..please no Rambo.

Catherine
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Catherine

Sanja & Balkanika

LovESC
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LovESC

Listen to Sanja Ilic and Balkanika. It will blow your mind

pp
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Sanja Ilic compose Eurovision entry for Yugoslavia 1982

Balkanika
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Balkanika

One of the big name artist is Sanja Ilic, world music composer, with band “Balkanika”. In the past decades he is engaged in writing music influenced by the Balkan region. His music is a blend of traditional and modern. A very important part of Ilic work has been writing music for movies, TV series and theater .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sr8MWyo3RU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MksTV4dU_V4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b5LziOtcw4

Napaw
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Napaw

Does Rambo have any ambition to win the competition this time?

SimCommunity
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SimCommunity

I think so.

Robyn Gallagher
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Euro neuro, he got big ambition
To win position in competition with air condition
In collaborition with Beti Dordevic-ition

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Comment of the month, there! 😀

AB
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AB

Don’t be sceptic
Hermetic, pathetic, analphabetic
Forget all cosmetic, you need new poetic
Esthetic, ecletic, dialectic

Denis
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Denis

No that excited to be honest! I expected some big names, not semi-famous and Rambo again! Why not pick someone with a relevant sound and name? Half of the entries are joke entries, the other are serious ballads! None which is relevant today. Serbia has a very exciting music scene, why not show-cast that?

Darko
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Did you even listen to songs??? It’s not released yet !!! Why do you have problem because he had crazy song in 2012? It won’t happen again. You wanna TURBO-FOLK or stupid grand singers ( JK is good only ) ???

Eva
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Eva

How do you know which one are ballads and which are joke entries, we haven’t heard their songs yet?

ninasublatti
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ninasublatti

why won’t RTS just internally pick queen karleusa in stead of this competition only consisting of a bunch of irrelevant no-names????????

Paul D.
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Paul D.

Because Karleusa is trash

Darko
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She is not. She is not good with RTS and also she was probably last year in competition but she gave up because no money for performance. She said if they call her, she will accpet.

Darko
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She is not good with RTS and also she was probably last year in competition but she gave up because no money for performance. She said if they call her, she will accpet.

Milan S.
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Milan S.

Oblviously you haven’t heard her sing.

Escfan
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Escfan

The candidates are ok, I only know half of them. But they are amazing! Maja, Igor, Dušan, Saska… I expect great songs in our language! You can also add that it will be in Sava Centar again – the press center if ESC 2008, and not in RTS studio

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Uh I expected some more big female names like Milica Pavlovic, I hope among those songs there’s something worth stanning for.

xvy
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xvy

lol no Grand production singer is ever going to ESC

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Yeah y’all have the same problem as we do in Italy, the best singers aren’t interested in the Eurovision selection because they still sell better than Sanremo participants without lifting a finger (Alessandra Amoroso, Tiziano Ferro…).

vili
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vili

Danijel Pavlovic is Marija Serifovic’s stepbrother.

Darko
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Yeah. He is. But he is good vocalist but even close as Marija’s. : ) Good Luck to your country from Serbia.