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.