Serbia have been keeping very quiet over the past few months, but finally the Balkan nation has confirmed that their song and artist for Stockholm will be announced on March 10. It will be done in a special television presentation called Serbia’s Song for Europe. About time!

Last year Serbia held a national final, Odbrojavanje za Bec (Countdown to Vienna), where Bojana Stamenov won with her song “Ceo svet je moj” (The whole world is mine). It was rewritten with English lyrics and became “Beauty Never Lies”, placing tenth in Vienna.

This year, however, broadcaster RTS have gone for internal selection. Head of Delegation Dragan Ilic told Eurovision.tv, “This year we will introduce a completely new face, a young and talented artist. We believe that it’s going to be a big surprise for the Eurovision fans in Serbia and abroad.”

This definitely rules out pop diva Jalena Karleusa, who has long been rumoured as a potential artist for Serbia. In January, four-piece girl group The Frajle were rumoured to be under consideration, but today’s announcement suggests it will be a solo artist, not a group.

And unlike last year’s song, which had the English lyrics written by American songwriter Charlie Mason, this year RTS are keeping the entire production local. As Ilic explained, “We mobilised everyone at RTS, including the producers, authors, and the orchestra. We used all the resources we had to produce the song that Serbian entrant will perform in Stockholm – on our own.”

Serbia is the most successful modern Balkan nation, having won the contest on its debut in 2007, and placed in the top 10 four times.

The song will be presented on a TV special called Serbia’s Song For Europe, screening next Thursday, 10 March, at 21:00 CET.

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Uros
Uros
5 years ago

Blondboybc, last year we had Serbian language in Montenegrian song, but now we have it in Bosnian entry and I hope that we have it in Serbian and Croatian entry.

blondboybc
blondboybc
5 years ago

Wow…took them long enough. It’s like they waited till the very last minute to announce this, well after everyone else. What’s the hold up, Serbia? I hope they keep the song mostly or entirely in Serbian, and serve us up some Balkan realness. Was very impressed by Montenegro’s native language act last year, and wish Serbia to do the same in a year full of anglicized acts.

Comi
Comi
5 years ago

@Sannie
I meant that they maybe finally took it seriously enough to win 😀 After Zeljko I think they didn’t ever aim for victory, and that’s why I’m excited about them this year, this statement of them looks promising

Uros
Uros
5 years ago

It was announced by escserbia that the name of representative will be on 7 March and the song on 10 March

Aca
Aca
5 years ago

I ment Ana Curcin!

Aca
Aca
5 years ago

Maybe it is Ana ?ur?in or Luka Ivanovi?!

Never forget
Never forget
5 years ago

Last year song have english lyrics before serbian version .

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

… and will they ask a seriously talented jazz/soul singer to sell her soul to the devil for a piece of eurotrash-dance-rubbish again? I don’t see anybody daring to ask the Queen of Soul to do a Britney’s “Work B****” … no one should dare or the shade gonna drag you down.

Aca
Aca
5 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX433FUOthM

This is band ”ZAA” with Sanja Vu?i?. They are characterized by authentic musical genres which represent the crossover between the variety of styles from ska music and dub, to post-rock, jazz and punk.

Sannie
Sannie
5 years ago

@Comi
Finally aiming for victory?? They won 9 years ago..
There are a lot other countries who never won or such a long time ago and i think they deserve it more than Serbia, like Netherlands, Hungary or Spain for example.
But if Serbia comes with a “Killer song” then i don’t mind ofcourse if they win.

Comi
Comi
5 years ago

I have that feeling that Serbia is finally aiming for victory this year 😀

Uros
Uros
5 years ago

Serbian newspapers Blic wrote that Serbian representative in Stocholm could be Group ZAA or group’s singer Sanja Vu?i?, Frajle (but you wrote face – no faces) and Aleksandar Blek.

Ñu
Ñu
5 years ago

Dami Im For Australia!