The Eurovision 2019 entries from ex-Yugoslavia are a diverse bunch. While we see the typical Balkan ballad, we also have a power ballad and a pop group in the mix.

Bosnia & Herzegovina are still on an extended break from the Eurovision stage – so this year’s former Yugoslav countries consist of Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.

We asked you to vote for your favourite entry from a former Yugoslav country. A total of 4,986 votes were cast and the results are in.

1. Slovenia – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl “Sebi”

After tallying up the vote, Slovenia’s Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl emerged as a clear-cut favourite. The sweet couple and their song “Sebi” took 2,185 votes, gathering just over 43% of all votes cast.

The young duo won their national final in a landslide buoyed by the power of their real-world relationship. And with this poll result, Slovenia’s intoxicating loved up duo could turn qualifying for the final into a streak, qualifying for the first time last year since 2016.

2. North Macedonia – Tamara Todevska “Proud”

Thanks to her, we’re proud. North Macedonia’s returning singer Tamara Todevska made many of you feel her emotion in “Proud”, taking 1,166 votes, gathering just over 23% of all votes cast.

The ballad marks North Macedonia’s first entry under their new country name. It’s been 11 years since Tamara Todevska took to the Eurovision stage in Belgrade with Vrcak and Adrian. But with the stage now hers alone, she’s looking to finally take her country back to the grand final.

3. Serbia – Nevena Božović “Kruna”

An entry from yet another returning artist, Nevena Božović, “Kruna” is as Balkan ballad as it gets. Gone are the shackles of her former band Moje 3 – she’s strong and powerful on her own. She attracted 896 votes, gathering just under 18% of all votes cast.

The impact and power conveyed are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with and make this song special. Overall, Nevena and her team have polished their crown and it is more than ready for the Eurovision stage this May.

4. Croatia – Roko “The Dream”

The young powerhouse from Croatia Roko has proven himself a stalwart on the Eurovision pre-circuit trail, making impressing both his country and mentor Jacques Houdek. “The Dream” is not just Roko’s dream, but also Croatia’s dream of qualifying in the final after last year’s miss. He attracted 478 votes, gathering almost 10% of all votes cast.

5. Montenegro – D mol “Heaven”

It may not quite be a heavenly result for this sextet, but D mol will definitely hope that “Heaven” will come knocking on their door, meaning Montenegro’s first qualification since 2015. The group attracted 261 votes, gathering just over 5% of all votes cast.

 

What do you think of the poll results? Who is your favourite? Which ex-Yugoslav entry will do the best? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alex
Alex
1 year ago

In the title it should be Slovenia.

Komentator
Komentator
1 year ago

I’m from Serbia and my top is:
1.Slovenia
2.North Macedonia
3.Croatia
4.Montenegro

P.S. It’s stupid to include Serbia…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Statistically-speaking (or based on my excel formulas), BIH is my favourite Eurovision country of all time. Every year, I feel that loss!

Una
Una
1 year ago

My top: 1. Slovenia. 2 Croatia. 3 Serbia. 4 Montenegro. 5. North Macedonia.

Escfan
Escfan
1 year ago

My top 5

1: North Macedonia 8/10 (My 3rd)
2: Serbia 8/10 (My 7th)
3: Slovenia 7/10 (My 17th)
4: Croatia 6/10 (My 29th)
5: Montenegro 3.5/10 (My 39th)

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

Swap #1 and #2 around and you have my order.

Apple
Apple
1 year ago

Slovenia deserves to win this year (but they probably won’t because people get distracted by mainstream stuff)

Hmm
Hmm
1 year ago

Unrelated: Malta’s first live performance of chameleon is out on youtube~

Related: I agree Slovenia’s song is the best from this set.

Kostas
Kostas
1 year ago
Reply to  Hmm

Liiiink

Hmm
Hmm
1 year ago
Reply to  Kostas

https://youtube.com/watch?v=3MJ_D74pk7U

one of the videos on youtube

Tidge
Tidge
1 year ago
Reply to  Hmm

Oh my god, she could actually win…

esc stan
esc stan
1 year ago

that title mistake tho

Vanja Ljubi?
Vanja Ljubi?
1 year ago

Deserved, what a beautiful song!

Jacky
Jacky
1 year ago

Give this song (Slovenian) to Sweden and it finish in TOP 3.

Heheheh
Heheheh
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacky

Couldn’t agree more.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago

Top 5:
1. Croatia
2. Slovenia
3. Macedonia
4. Montenegro
5. Serbia

Heheheh
Heheheh
1 year ago

Serbia? WTF?

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago

It’s not Serbian, its Slovenian…
Geography, geography….

How you never change Sweden with Norway??

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

It’s probably just a mistake no need to get angry.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago

Not angry… i’m not from Slovenia or Serbia… just it’s interested this Freud’s slip.

Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Sebi -> SErBIa -> Serbia, I think there’s where this mistake comes from.
I also noticed that Montenegro’s missing from the article’s tags. Like come on, they might have finished last, but still…

Henrikh Mugosa
Henrikh Mugosa
1 year ago

True. But then they realised it didn’t matter how good their songs were and/or how much effort they put in, they just didn’t stand a chance of winning the contest for other reasons. And that’s when they decided to stop participating. The no money thing is just an excuse.

Ivar
Ivar
1 year ago

The Slovenian song is a real gem, as far as I am concerned. A song I will continue to listen to far beyond Eurovision.

Skiwalko
1 year ago

It’s nice to finally get off the Dutch rollercoaster and say something positive. Oh Slovenia, I love ’em to pieces, so atmospheric and laid-back. The last time Slovenia entered the top 10 was 18 years ago and I really want them to do the same.
By the way do you know that this year Slovenia is keeping their performance the same as in EMA?

EuroSluuutty
EuroSluuutty
1 year ago

Best Slovenian entry since Maja Keuc