Eurovision fan media is buzzing with the rumour that Serbian pop star Jelena Karleusa may be Serbia‘s representative for Stockholm. Serbian news site Srbija Danas reports that broadcaster RTS is strongly considering internally selecting the hugely popular Balkan diva as its artist for 2016.

Jelena added to the excitement by tweeting a link to a report on the rumour.

Jelena’s friend, Serbian Eurovision winner Marija Serifovic asked her followers what they thought of the idea.

Jelena has released ten successful albums and currently has the most followed Instagram account in the Balkans with over 750,000 followers. And she has major swagger. Jelena has claimed that Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé copy her style, and has her own fashion line, JK Wear. But she’s more than a fashionista: she’s also a major advocate of Serbia’s LGBT community.

Last year Jelena told Alo magazine that she was interested in Eurovision:

“For more than a decade, out of spite, I refused any talk about it because of the bad attitude of the late Tijanic [the late director of RTS] and RTS against me. Now that I have the support of domestic and especially foreign media, Eurovision seems like an interesting idea. I would certainly be honoured if our nation wants it.”

Last year Jelena was rumoured to be in talks with RTS to represent Serbia in Vienna, but eventually pulled out as she did not want to take part in a national final.

Srbija Danas‘s source says that the broadcaster has not yet formally asked Jelena, but this will be done within the next two months, no later than February.

Would Jelena Karleusa be a good choice for Serbia? Could she secure a third Eurovision win for a Balkan nation? Share your thoughts below!

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Mark
5 years ago

NOOOOOOOO NEVER
THIS IS LIKE THE CHEAPEST AND MOST AWFUL SINGER IN WHOLE SERBIA

Sasha
Sasha
5 years ago

People in ex-Yu will not vote for Karleusa just to spite her. The people that like her, like her for her scandalous nature, not for her voice/songs. The 12 points to make 60 would not happen.

Rock Me
Rock Me
5 years ago

I hope she goes to ESC! She can make hell of a show, I’ve been to her concert once and even tho I’m not the biggest fan of her musicI had absolute fun.

George
5 years ago

Aha, I see. Natural plasti errrm. Beauty. Natural beauty.

gagah
gagah
5 years ago

If she bean chosen for Serbia i can say BELGRADE 2017…
Yes,lot of peole dont like her but also lot of people love her.She have nice voice and with good song she can go very high….even can be a winner!

PP
PP
5 years ago

Robyn Gallagher

With 50 % juries, 50 % televote, 60 points for Balkan megastar is possible only if countries have good song and singer. Karleusa don t have strong voice, songs that she sing is not juries favorites. And 12 points from televote from 2009 to 2012 garantie minimum 3 points, now with 12 points from televote and low score with juries dont garantie 1 point or points.

PP
PP
5 years ago

I don t believe that Jelena Karleusa wili be choose internal by RTS for Eurovision 2016.

Duxo
Duxo
5 years ago

I dont think much countries will choose female singers. Male singers and bands are trendy now. We will not have more than 10 women in Stochkholm. Nobody wants them.

D
D
5 years ago

People in the Balkans hate Jelena. She has the same reputation as like the Kardashians. If they do select her I can’t see her doing well, Severina 2.0.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

Just awful judging by the cheep crappy dance tune here … if this is what you want for Eurovision … then quality is dead replaced by some Saturday night gay club trash …

Tanya
Tanya
5 years ago

Oh, that’s @karleusastar #instagram !!! She’s hot as f…!!! Go, go, babe!

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
5 years ago

The Balkans are back in full force. ????????