The rumours that ballet dancer Aleksa Jelic will sing at Beovizija 2015 were confirmed today, as Serbian broadcaster RTS officially revealed the line-up for Beovizija 2015. As previously mentioned by wiwibloggs, the three acts are: Bojana Stamenov, Danica Krstic and Aleksa Jelic. Vladimir Graic, the man behind the winning Serbian entry in 2007, ‘Molitva’, has composed each of their entries.
Beovizija 2015 will be split into two parts. The first part will be a presentation show on Saturday, February 14. Vladimir will present the competing artists and teasers of their respective songs.
The second part of Beovizija will be the national final. All three artists will sing their songs in full, and then it’s time to vote! The vote will be a 50/50 split between the public and Serbia’s professional jury. This part of the show will be aired on Sunday, February 15.
Aleksa Jelic is a 37-year old Serbian ballet dancer, musician and former Dancing with the Stars presenter who rose to fame after participating in “Your Face Sounds Familiar” in 2013. His father is a popular rock singer Dragi Jelic, who helped him out with his latest song — a duet with Tijana Bogicevic. He is also notable in Serbia as the author of the Belgrade Pride anthem “Idemo u Grad”. This will be his third time competing in Beovizija. He last participated in 2008 with Ana Stajdohar where they finished as a runner up act.
Bojana Stamenov, the Serbian Aretha Franklin, will also compete. She started her career performing in amusement parks before rising to fame on the show Ja Imam Talenat.
Danica Krstic beat out competition from 8 other acts to win the wildcard slot singing at Beovizija 2015. She definitely owned the wildcard round.