Nevena Bozovic Serbia Eurovision 2019

Nevena Bozovic will represent Serbia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with her song “Kruna” which translates to Crown in English. It’s a soulful love song delivered with power that serves to accentuate Nevena’s vocal talents.

Nevena was chosen to represent Serbia by winning Beovizija 2019, its national selection show. She’s hoping to score the country’s second Eurovision victory. Its first and only victory was back in 2007 when Serbia debuted as an independent country. Marija Serifovic stunned Europe with the haunting ballad “Molitva”.

As we count down to Israel, we’ve compiled 10 facts you need to know about Nevena Bozovic. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

1. Third time’s a charm on the Eurovision stage

We all recognise Nevena as part of Moje 3, the girlband who represented Serbia at Eurovision 2013 in Malmö. She, alongside Sara Jo and Mirna Radolovic, finished 11th in the semi-final with the iconic “Ljubav je Svuda”. However, Nevena’s Moje 3 appearance wasn’t her first time on the Eurovision stage. In 2007, Nevena represented Serbia at Junior Eurovision in the Netherlands with the song “Pisi Mi”. She finished third, Serbia’s best result at the contest.

2. She has a degree

Our girl Nevena has beauty and brains. Whilst managing to enjoy a successful pop career, Nevena has been hitting the books and holds a degree in music from the University of Arts in Belgrade.

3. She made Eurovision History

Moje 3’s Eurovision performance was iconic in more ways than one. By appearing on the adult Eurovision stage, Nevena became the first performer in Eurovision herstory to compete in both the junior and adult versions of the contest. Following her appearance in 2013, more Junior Eurovision alumni such as Michele Perniola, Anita Simoncini and OG3NE have followed in her footsteps by representing their country in both editions of the contest.

4. Singing competitions? She’s a pro!

Back in 2012 Nevena finished second in Prvi Glas Srbije, Serbia’s answer to The Voice. This is how she met fellow Moje 3 members Sara and Mirna. More recently, Nevena represented Serbia in Slavianski Bazaar 2017 in Belarus. She placed third place after a stunning rendition of Christina Aguillera’s “Hurt”. Not to mention that she’s snatched the crown in three national Eurovision and Junior Eurovision Selections: Izbor za decju pesmu Eurovizije in 2007, Beosong in 2013 as part of Moje 3 and of course, Beovizija in 2019.

5. She’s a Barbara Dex award winner

Even though they didn’t take the Eurovision trophy to Belgrade, Moje 3 didn’t leave Sweden empty handed as they were awarded the annual Barbara Dex Award for worst costumes on stage. Designed by Serbian designer Ana Ljubinkovic, the outfits were meant to convey the optimistic message of their Eurovision song. Our William thought Nevena’s dress oozed “1950s pin-up babe”. Deban thought it was a “HOT mess”. You be the judge!

6. She’s your favourite from Moje 3

Following the tragic disbandment of Moje 3 (we’re still hopeful for a reunion!), wiwibloggs conducted a poll to find out your favourite member of the group. A total of 1,146 votes were cast and Nevena came out on top as your favourite with 626 votes. She was closely followed by Sara’s 550 votes, with Mirna coming in third with a total of 270 votes. We know you’re as happy as we are to see Nevena back at Eurovision!

7. She’s a vegetarian

We love a girl who cares for the environment! When asked about her favourite food in a Google Hangout back in 2013 with our William, Nevena explained that she was vegetarian and obsessed over risotto. Luckily for Nevena, Tel Aviv is known as the Vegan Capital of the World, so there’ll be plenty of options for our veggie-queen.

8. She plays piano

Is there anything that Nevena can’t do? Through the years, Nevena has proven herself to be more than just a singer, but also a talented pianist. As far as her Eurovision entry “Kruna” is concerned, she’s a one woman show, writing both the music and lyrics for the track. Maybe we’ll see a piano on stage in Tel Aviv?

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9. She’s made movie soundtracks

Earlier this year, Nevena dabbled in Serbian cinema and recorded the single “Prazni Snovi”, which served as the soundtrack for the film Psi Umiru Sami (Dogs Die Alone, in English). The film’s main character is Viktor, who trades in his office job and monotonous city life to go to rural Serbia in search of peace and freedom. Gritty! Take a look at the music video, which features short clips from the film.

10. She’s a keen skier

When Nevena isn’t working, she’s usually skiing and making us all jealous with the snowy pictures she posts to her Instagram page. She loves the sport so much that she even filmed the music video for her 2014 single “Znam de Nocas Gubim te” in the snowy mountains of Kopaonki.

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We can’t wait to see Nevena Bozovic slay again on the Eurovision stage in May. We know she’s going to BRING IT! How do you think she will perform this year? Do you think our queen will finally take her “Kruna” this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more Eurovision 2019 artist facts here.

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Zox
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Zox

Bonus fact – her name in Serbian means pot marigold (flower).

Whisker
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Whisker

It’s the Kopaonik mountains, not Kopaonki.

ESCS
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ESCS

Beautiful live acoustic version of ”Kruna”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuIWI1HIsBY

Dekks
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Dekks

Hopefully, my country will qualify with this breathtaking ballad. I know that eurofans are more into uptempo, but this deserves a spot in the biggest evening!

Nikko
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Nikko

My Kosovo girl 🙂
You deserve to be in the final this time!

Dekks
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Dekks

Were happy that people from all ground Serbia with to rappresent their country. Kosovo is a region where a lot of famous Serbian artists came from
Definenlty one of the most beautiful regions in Serbia!

bebero
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bebero

ironically, barbara dex award came to the lady with a lot of fashion awarenesses, she did not chose her outfit for eurovision .. she is absolutely stunning..

Denis
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Denis

I think this song fits her more than that Moje 3 song which I dont think fitted anybody. They all seemed to hate it.
Still a borderline qualifier though..

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

She looks like a model. Potential Wiwibloggs Next Top Model winner?

Mari
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Mari

She is actually one of official faces and brand ambassador for Oriflame in Serbia and did some editorials and runway shows for fashion companies.

NIKA
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NIKA

11. She works as a professor of singing with young people.
12. She will marry in April.

Nikki
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Nikki

Honeymoon in Tel Aviv, that sounds nice. And now I’m laughing because there’s been a lot of Eurovision Alumni getting themselves (or their wives) pregnant and that recipe (Honeymoon+ the excitement for the contest+ all the parties) seems a perfect way to end up with a wee one on the way.

DAN
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DAN

Indeed, she won’t be attending the Eurovision Pre-Party of Madrid, since her wedding will be on that same weekend

NIKA
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NIKA

Incredible and beautiful young lady.

INAMOO
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INAMOO

The author is very proud to mention her Barbara Dex award here.

beccaboo1212
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When will Nevena film a music video for the revamped version of “Kruna”?

Argento
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Argento

Never.

Loin dici
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Or maybe sometimes? It’s up to RTS’ decision.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Didn’t have one last year so maybe never!

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

Why do you have to care so much? You literally say the same thing to every country

P!nk Forever
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P!nk Forever

Kruna is on Spotify! Stream it, sistren!

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

Can be posible that Greece dont go to the final also this year.preparate for greek tragedy

Jo.
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Jo.

No. Greece will qualify.

Argento
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Argento

I think that it is very likely that Greece won’t be in the final. But that’s not tragedy. Try harder next time.

Mari
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Mari

They will qualify ofc, Katerine is great performer and song is good.

Ivadin
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Ivadin

You should wait for reheraals and than you can write something like this? You think that you are funny?

Colin
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Colin

Well, if her outfit is any similar to the NF one, I can easily see Kate Miller-Heidke winning Barbara Dex. Also, I can see Conan overdoing with being avant-garde and winning it. Judging by very artsy videos, I wouldn’t completely rule out Tamta, Katerine, Chingiz or Hatar! either.

Stef
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Stef

She has great sense of style.. if you check her insta you can see that! They got barbara dex award back then because they were not ones to chose their own outfits.. And Nevena had an amazing dress at national selection this year! If you ask me, she can wear that same dress and slay!

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Those outfits looked atrocious. That was a well-deserved Barbara Dex win.

Stevan
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Stevan

Making early predictions is fine but I don’t see why she’d win a Barbara Dex award when her nf ourfit is stunning!

Genova
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Genova

The twins from Russia were in both JESC and ESC too, I guess. If I remember well they won JESC.

esc stan
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esc stan

Yeah but they entered adult eurovision a year after Nevena

PP77
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PP77

Also 3 sisters from The Netherlands (ESC 2017)

SoldierOfLove
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SoldierOfLove

Wow I didn’t know she was the first to perform in both ESC and JESC! So proud of our Golden Girl! And now she is just behind Tamta in the odds to qualify to the final!

namans
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namans

If televote doesn’t destroy it, she can reach top 10 (i hope it because she is my favourite)

Fan from Belgium
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Fan from Belgium

Why you are thinking that televote will destroy her?

namans
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namans

because this year we have a lot of uptempo songs and televoters don’t like ballads unfortunately

Fan from Belgium
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Fan from Belgium

Thats not true!
Ukraine 2016 and Portugal 2017? These are uptempo songs? Netherlands is up tempo song? No..

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Doesn’t Serbia always have a pretty solid televote anyway?
I would, in the past, say that this song has enough quality to do well with juries but juries are doing incredibly stupid things with their votes nowadays.