It has been a quiet few months in Serbia with the last Eurovision update surfacing around a month ago. However, earlier today, RTS blessed us with some long awaited news — the list of artists competing in this year’s Beovizija.

At the end of November, we reported that RTS had received 76 submissions for their national selection process. Information regarding the artists and composers was all kept anonymous during the finalisation of the line up, to reduce any kind of potential favouritism. After much speculation as to who was getting involved, we finally know the 24 artists hoping to represent Serbia in Tel Aviv this May.

Who is in the running?

While we haven’t heard the songs yet, we do know the artists and the titles of their entries. A more detailed list can be found on RTS’s website but here is a quick list of who is taking part and the titles of the songs.

Artist Song Translation
Ivana Vladović & Wonder strings “Moja Bol” “My Pain”
Snežana Berić – Extra Nena “Još ti čujem glas” “I Still Hear Your Voice”
Sanja Rio “Ljubimo se” “We Love Each Other”
Nataša & Una “Samo bez straha” “Just without fear”
Jana Šušteršič “Viktorija” “Victoria”
Saška Janks “Da li čuješ moj glas?” “Do You Hear My Voice?”
Dženan Lončarević “Nema suza” “No Tears”
Funked Up “Zašto da se ne desi?” “Why Shouldn’t It Happen?”
Goga Stanić “Čudo” “Miracle”
Majdan “Budim Te” “I’m Waking You Up”
Sofija Perić “Aritmija” “Arrhythmia”
Ana Popović “Lutaš” “You Wander”
Aleksandra Sekulić “Tugo” “Sadness”
Osvajači “Voda i plamen” “Water and Flame”
Gipsycord “Boje” “Colours”
Dunja Vujadinović “7” “7”
Eleonora “Samo Lagano” “Just Slowly”
Lord “Radnički sin” “Worker’s Son”
Tina & Lola Amvon “Tvoje oči” “Your Eyes”
MR DOO “Do 100” “Up to 100”
Ivan Kurtić “Bela” “White”
Nevena Božović “Kruna” “Crown”
Lana & Aldo “Pogledaj u nebo” “Look at the Sky”
Tamara Milanović “Reči nisu dovoljne” “Words Aren’t Enough”

A few familiar artists

Whilst perusing through the list, you may have stumbled upon a few familiar faces. One of the most notable is former Eurovision and Junior Eurovision representative Nevena Božović. Earning a very credible third place in the child contest back in 2007, Nevena tried her luck again in 2013 as a member of Moje 3. While that attempt didn’t really manifest itself in terms of results, perhaps 2019 will prove to be more successful.

Another noteworthy name is Beovizija 2018 runner up, Saška Janks. Saška has been to Eurovision a few times as a backing vocalist for Milan Stanković (2010), Nina (2011) and Bojana Stamenov (2015). However, last year, she proved that she is able to take the reigns as a soloist and come within touching distance of representing Serbia. Fun fact — she and Nevena both took part in the same edition of the Serbian talent show Prvi Glas Srbije as well as the national final to choose Serbia’s entry for Eurovision 2013.

Someone else to keep an eye on is Eurovision 1992 participant Ekstra Nena (Snežana Berić). Snežana was the last artist to represent Yugoslavia before it disintegrated in the 90s, performing the song “Ljubim te pesmama“. Rounding out the familiar names in the artist department is another contestant from last year — Lord, who sang the upbeat and cheerful number “Nek Se Samo Okreće“.

Notable faces behind the scenes

On the production side, a few notable names have appeared.  Sanja Ilić, the front man behind Serbia’s 2018 song in the Eurovision Song Contest is working as a composer alongside MR DOO. In addition to Sanja, Leontina Vukomanović, who has been responsible for numerous Serbian JESC entries, is also collaborating on this project.

Finally, Vladimir Graić, the composer of Serbia’s most illustrious entry (“Molitva“) as well as Bojana Stamenov’s thumping disco number, is working with two entrants this year. Sofija Perić and Jana Šušteršić both have numbers composed by Graić, albeit with differing lyricists. Furthermore, Vladimir Graić is also responsible for one of the songs competing in this year’s Montevizija. Someone has been hard at work these past few months!

Unfortunately, neither the official date for the release of the 24 competing songs nor the date of Beovizija itself have been announced. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long for our dreams to be realised as last year’s contest was one of the most entertaining national finals of 2018.

What do you think of the artists that have been announced. Are you excited by the line-up and familiar faces? Be sure to leave a comment down below!

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Mws
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Mws

Nevena Bozovic , natural beauty, talent <3

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I hope Vladimir Graic composed good songs, both for Serbia and Montenegro.

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

Goga Stani?’s song was co-written by Marko Kon (their 2009 participant)

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Lord actually had my favourite song in Beovizija last year. Hopefully, he has something just as good this year!

PP77
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PP77

He was biggest surprise last year in Beovizija

PP77
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PP77

Song for Extra Nena compose Ivan Akulov (Moldova 2015)

PP77
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PP77

Mistake Moldova 2014

Polegend Godgarina
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Kruna is the trashy Balkan bop we need, I can feel it.

Denis
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Denis

Me too. It’s one of those we say we hate but then we listen to it late at night.

milosh
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milosh

Trust me it’s not. It was composed by Darko Dimitrov who only composes modern and up to date music

Jo.
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Jo.

Looking LIT!

PP77
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PP77

Jana Šušterši? sang in serbian grop Neverne bebe, than she go to live in Slovenia, in Slovenia she won Slovenia’s Got Talent show 2014, and participated in EMA 2015 (Slovenia national final for Eurovision)with song Tvoj glas

Sangfreud
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Sangfreud

Is that the same Ana Popovic who has a low profile but highly credible blues/jazz career in the US? She’s cool. I AM INTRIGUED.

EscFan
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EscFan

Let’s not forget Aleksandra Milutinovi? – she composed several Serbian hits. Her song “Rijeka bez imena” represented Bosnia in Eurovision 2007. And last year she composed the song Nezeljena for Montevizija.

brennan
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brennan

Extra Nena… omg my heart
(her song Ljubim te pesmama is one of the most criminally underrated Eurovision songs ever and one of my top 25 of all time, it was Yugoslavia’s last entry and there’s something really haunting about it, as if you can just hear the balkans breaking apart through her voice idk)

Joe
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Joe

That one’s special cuz it’s the only Eurovision entry by a country that’s no longer competing that felt like a proper farewell to the contest. It’s very touching in that way.

Leipzig
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Leipzig

I’m so glad I’m not alone on that one – it’s in my all-time top 25 too, pure heartbreaking emotion and a performance that is absolutely spellbinding!

Joe
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Joe

No mention of Extra Nena? She was the final representative of Yugoslavia and she’s also competing.

Danijel
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Danijel

Wow … Tamara is back

https://youtu.be/DCVicuxxKyY

zzxxz
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zzxxz

Dzenan or Sashka for the win!!

miki
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miki

the most known name here is Dženan Loncarevic, I hope he will win

Denis
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Denis

Knowing Ex- Yu countries he probably wont.

noone
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noone

Jana Šušterši? is a Slovenian and competed in the Slovene EMA 2015, she was third and narrowly lost to Maraaya. Wach the video below, if she has such a song, we have a winner! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6_GFzDcdOk