National final season is slowly coming to a close and tonight it was time for the second semi-final of Serbia’s illustrious pre-selection: Beovizija. Six acts had already qualified from last night’s semi and it was time to find out which of the twelve competing tonight would advance to the final on Sunday.
Which 12 acts were competing in semi-final 2?
In total, Beovizija 2019 has 24 entries — 12 in each semi. Hosted by Nebojša Milovanović and Ana Babić, the Serbian national selection showcased everything that the Balkan nation had to offer. The contest was kicked off with an energetic performance of “Ljubimo Se” by Sanja Rio and was wrapped up with a quaint and intimate performance at the hands of Tamara Milanović. Moreover, two fan-favourites, Dženan Lončarević as well as Eurovision alum, Nevena Božović, partook in this semi-final; the competition was real.
|1.||Sanja D Rio||“Ljubimo Se”|
|9.||Lana & Aldo||“Pogledaj u nebo”|
|10.||Dženan Lončarević||“Nema suza”|
|11.||Tina & Lola Amvon||“Tvoje oči”|
|12.||Tamara Milanović||“Reči nisu dovoljne”|
On top of the 12 competing acts, in true Beovizija fashion, we were treated to a star-spangled list of guest acts. Opened with a magical and mystical performance of Serbia’s most recent entry “Nova Deca” by none other than Balkanika themselves, Beovizija hosted a plethora of former Eurovision acts from bygone years. Slovenia’s Lea Sirk alongside Jelena Tomasević gave a touching rendition of Salvador Sobral’s “Amar Pelos Dois”, subsequently followed by the two of them each showcasing their own Eurovision entries. To add to the party, we were treated to further performances from Bosnia’s Laka, North Macedonia’s Kaliopi, Serbia’s Balkanika as well as the woman who gave Yugoslavia their sole Eurovision victory – Emilija Kokić (RIVA)
Which lucky six made the final cut?
Unfortunately, the final only had room for so many artists, meaning that we would be saying doviđenja to a further six entries. The decision on which lucky six would advance was made by a combination of both a jury of music professionals as well as the Serbian public. In no particular order, the top six of the night that advanced to the final were:
1. Majdan – “Budim Te”
2. Jana Šušteršič – “Viktorija
3. Nevena Božović – “Kruna”
4. Ana Popović – “Lutaš”
5. Dženan Lončarević – “Nema Suza”
6. Lord – “Radnički sin”
These six will join those who advanced from last night’s semi-final bringing us to twelve finalists still in the running for Tel Aviv. Very soon, 24 will come down to 1 and Serbia will have their entrant for Eurovision 2019
What do you make of the six who advanced to the final? Are you surprised by the results? Did your favourite make the final cut? Let us know your opinion in the comments down below!