We may have known who will be participating in Beovizija 2020 since January, but the majority of the contestants’ songs has been shrouded in a blanket of mystery – until now. As of this morning, RTS have published all 24 competing entries in the Serbian national selection on their official YouTube channel.

Here’s a brief run-down of the show, now that we know all the details, acts and songs.

Beovizija 2020: All songs and participants

You can listen to all 24 entries competing in Beovizija 2020 in the YouTube playlist embedded below.

There are a number of notable names included in the lineup, including girl-group Hurricane. The group is comprised of Serbia’s Eurovision 2016 representative Sanja VučićIvana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević. Ksenija is the daughter of another Eurovision alumni – Montenegro’s 2015 singer Knez.

Another big name is Neda Ukraden. Born in Croatia and now residing in Serbia, Ukraden was a big star across the former Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s. Her career is still going strong today, mostly because her recent releases are extremely club-friendly.

Bane Mojićević is also a name of note. He’s best known for winning reality shows like Zvezde Granda and Your Face Sounds  Familiar. During his stint on the latter, he even tackled the Eurovision 2014 winning “Rise Like A Phoenix” by Conchita Wurst.

A considerable number of familiar names are also in this year’s Beovizija line up, some who have even made their way to the Eurovision stage itself. Bora Dugić, the flautist who accompanied Jelena Tomašević on home soil back in 2008, as well as Ana Milenković and Sanja Bogosavljević, both members of Marija Šerifović’s backing vocalists, are all attempting to bathe in Eurovision’s limelight once again – just as lead performers.

Moreover, numerous familiar faces are returning to Beovizija after either a year or a fairly long leave of absence, indlucing: Ivana Jordan, Amvon Duo, Ivan Kurtić, (and Sashka Janx as a composer).

Although a newbie to Beovizija, Thea Devy has confirmed that her entry made the final three in Austria’s internal selection for Eurovision 2020. After it wasn’t selected, she translated the lyrics into Serbian and submitted it to RTS. Time will tell if Austria made the right decision to choose Vincent Bueno instead.

Those are just a select few of the total 24 artists competing in Beovizija 2020, but be sure to have a peruse through the remaining artists below.

Semi-final 1 Participants

Artist Song Translation
Andrija Jo “Oči meduze” “Eyes of Medusa”
Biljana Đurđević & Amvon Duo “Raj” “Paradise”
EJO “Trag” “Track”
Igor Simić “Ples za rastanak” “Dance for a goodbye”
Ivan Kurtić feat. Mistik Cello “Sabajle” “Dawn”
Karizma “Ona me zna” “She knows me”
Marko Marković “Kolači” “Cakes”
Milica Mišić “Kiša” “Rain”
Neda Ukraden “Bomba” “Bomb”
Sanja Bogosavljević “Duša i telo” “Body and soul”
Srđan Lazić “Ne puštam” “I’m not letting go”
Thea Devy “Sudnji dan” “Judgement day”

Semi-final one playlist:

Semi-final 2 Participants

Artist Song Translation
LIFT “Samo mi kaži” “Just tell me”
Ana Milenković “Tajna” “Secret”
Bojana Mašković “Kao Muzika” “Like music”
Bora Dugić & Balkubano “Svadba velika” “Big wedding”
Bane Mojićević “Cvet sa Prokletija” “Flower from Prokletije”
Hurricane “Hasta La Vista” “Until next time”
Ivana Jordan “Vila” “Fairy”
Lazar Živanović “Puklo je nebo” “The sky broke”
Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović “Niti” “Neither, nor”
Naiva “Baš baš” “Exactly”
Nenad Ćeranić “Veruj u sebe” “Believe in yourself”
Rocher Etno Band “Samo ti umeš to” “Only you can do it”

Semi-final two playlist:

Beovizija 2020: Format and voting

Similarly to last year, we will be treated to three nights of Serbian music – two semi-finals and a grand final. Each semi-final will hold twelve acts as noted above, out of which only six will advance to the grand final on Sunday 1st March.

The result of the competition will be determined by both a jury and a public, with 50% of the vote coming from industry experts and the remainder from televoting. It is unknown, as of yet, who the jurors are or how many there will be, but the manner in which the votes will be announced is going to be the same as last year.

After the jurors have allocated all their points, these will be converted into 12, 10 8-1 based upon an entrant’s jury ranking. With that, the televoting results will follow in a similar fashion, with the highest ranked act receiving 12 points, the second highest receiving 10, and so on. The artist with the highest amount of points at the end will win the right to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam this May.

It is important to note, however, that RTS have stated, should there be any issues with the winning performer or song, they have the right to choose who ultimately wins the ticket to The Netherlands.

Once again, Beovizija will be broadcast from RTS’s Studio 8, with viewers being able to watch the contest on RTS 1 or on the broadcaster’s online portal RTS Planeta. The show will begin at 21:00 CET, so clear your calendars!

There you have it, 24 entries but only one can prevail. Will we be seeing a familiar face representing Serbia this year in Rotterdam or will someone fresh take hold of the reigns for the Balkan republic? Be sure to have a listen through all the songs and let us know for which act you’re most excited.

Which is your favourite song competing at Beovizija 2020? Who do you think would be Serbia’s best representative at Eurovision? Sound off in the comments below!

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Philip
Philip
2 years ago

Thea Devy ftw!

Sebas
Sebas
2 years ago

For me it’s Andrija Jo all the way, I do like Hurricane as well but doesn’t feel as polished (well I just don’t like the studio version that much, and I feel like Hurricane will be better live).

Jag
Jag
2 years ago

Interesting trivia – Neda Ukraden has already participated in ESC 1981 for Yugoslavia as a backing vocalist supporting Vajta – Leila.

Ørken Øgle
Ørken Øgle
2 years ago

EJO are so good. I love Trag

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

I am ten songs into my listening and the one thing that springs to mind is…

…EVERY single one of these songs would win the Armenian selection.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

oof its true tho

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Literally.

Kosey
Kosey
2 years ago

Andrija – very nice, really enjoyed that one!

Zoli
Zoli
2 years ago

Hurricane or Thea Devy!

Zoli
Zoli
2 years ago
Reply to  Zoli

And Andrija Jo!

Zoli
Zoli
2 years ago

Hurricane or Thea Devy!

Jay
Jay
2 years ago

Only Naiva is good, the others suck.
Bad Spain, bad Albania, bad Armenia, bad Latvia, bad Slovenia … whatever they choose I will not like

cshnican
cshnican
2 years ago

Well I still like Bomba. I don’t quite understand why Neda has all the hate ?

Irishfan
Irishfan
2 years ago

Fantastic selection. Not one bad song

Moongaze
Moongaze
2 years ago

Thea Devy for sure… Hurricane?????? ?Bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad

Esc1234
Esc1234
2 years ago
Reply to  Moongaze

Your comment is pathetic pathetic pathetic pathetic pathetic pathetic

Escf
Escf
2 years ago

Terminator has left the chat, Hurricane for the win!

HaveMySkeletons
HaveMySkeletons
2 years ago

I like the fact that Beovizija is improving every year since it came back in 2018. Things are going the right way.
For me, Hurricane’s girls are the winner, this song can be such a BOP with a great stagging. However i’d like the instrumental of the chorus to be just a bit more powerful and catchy and it’ll do great. I really believe in those girls.

Tedi
Tedi
2 years ago

Absolutely terrible. Maybe “Kola?i” should win, it’s not that good but I imagine them on the stage just being crazy, having fun and running around throwing things, something like Laka’s performance.. No final for Serbia it seems. So sad that it came down to this, and once upon a time they have strongest entries at the ESC.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Most of these are just fillers or not memorable enough. They are pleasant but nothing stands out. I don’t think people would listen twice to them..
It’s a weak field so don’t be surprised if Neda takes it all. Though I liked Naiva the most.

Escf
Escf
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Hasta la vista, baby!

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

A nice thing about Beovizija is its strong local essence. The exception here is Thea, her song sounds quite universal, which may help her standing out, or making the song being perceived as an “intruder” by purist voters. If Andrija and Hurricane are the mainstream acts/televote frontrunners, I prefer his song. But they may be fun on the stage and change my mind about it. What about LIFT and EJO, are they known enough to have a chance? Liked both, especially the 1st. From the more traditional entries, Bane’s sounds gorgeous.

HaveMySkeletons
HaveMySkeletons
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I’ve been told they’re both 100% unknown. Don’t think they stand a chance actually.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

That’s a pity. I would love to see more bands in Eurovision.

Johan
Johan
2 years ago

Im not on the hurricane train. I like Andrija Jo and Naiva the most

Nina
Nina
2 years ago

Really Angus?! Reeeally?

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

Anyone but Neda. Hasta la vista, Eyes of medusa, and judgement day may all do well depending on the staging and performance.

Tyuk
Tyuk
2 years ago

Oh my, do people really like that Hurricane song?
It’s really not that good…

Johan
Johan
2 years ago
Reply to  Tyuk

i agree

trash
trash
2 years ago

Hasta La Vista is good but it would be top 5 material with better instrumental. They need to revamp it if they win beovizija

Nina
Nina
2 years ago

Translation of Andrija Jo’s song title is incorrect! It’s not “Stones don’t cry”, but “Eyes of jellyfish”

Pavle
Pavle
2 years ago
Reply to  Nina

Nina ne misli na meduze bukvalno nego na Meduzu figuru iz grcke mitologije. The correct name is “Eyes of Medusa”.

Nina
Nina
2 years ago
Reply to  Pavle

I am Greek, with basic knowledge of Serbian, so I think I translated it perfect for a foreigner? You are 100% wrong because “meduza” needs a capital letter “M” in order to be a Greek name. I know about my country mithology well! 😀 My direct translation is correct I guess. Plus, a jellyfish can’t cry, so don’t you think a jellyfish apply to these lyrics properly? 😀 I don’t know if he is singing about jellyfish or Medusa (even though Medusa fits it perfect, jellyfish also don’t have tears), but meduza and Meduza are two different things in Serbian… Read more »

Nenad
Nenad
2 years ago
Reply to  Pavle

Ne misli se bukvalno na zivotinju, vec na mitsko bice. Isto tako, ne moze se svaka pesma I tekst prevoditi bukvalno sa srpskog na engleski.

George Dedic
George Dedic
2 years ago

I feel like it’s actually quite a big improvement on last year, lots and lots of songs are actually of good quality! So many diverse genres too.

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago

Bane’s song is lovely in an understated way. Like Kruna, it has elements of the Balkan ballad without being an outright example of the genre. Probably won’t win but I wouldn’t be mad if it did and it’s a great addition to Beovizija

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
2 years ago

Not a bad selection, my favorites are LIFT and Naiva. I also like the energy of the song Kolaci

Chromium
Chromium
2 years ago

This was a pleasantly surprising selection – LIFT – Samo mi kaži kind of sounds like the opening theme to an anime. I dig it. Coincidentally, EGO – Trag sounds like an anime closing theme :)) – Seeing the thumbnail on Lazar Živanovi?’s video, I did not expect to hear a Balkan Zedd song. Love when my expectations are subverted LOL – I think I would’ve enjoyed Andrija Jo – O?i meduze as a straight-up piano ballad rather than an Alan Walker track. Still a good song though. – With the right staging for Hurricane – Hasta La Vista, Serbia… Read more »

Susi
Susi
2 years ago

Wow Goosebumps when listening to Thea Devy. ?What a great song, what a voice ??

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 years ago

It’s gonna be between Hurricane and, Andrija Jo. Everyone knows that.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago

I love Niti as well, its the winner of the second semi for me, haven’t done my final yet tho

Mia
Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I just checked it out again, beautiful soothing sounds and voices indeed.

Milan
Milan
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Yes, this is quite a nice selection overall (I expected worse). Several songs worth listening to – btw, “Niti” are again incorrectly translated. This word can mean “neither/nor”, but in this case it means “threads” (filaments).

Mia
Mia
2 years ago

Based on studio versions, it seems things are slightly improving for Beovizija compared to last year, few energetic songs can be found very enjoyable ( I don’t like Balkan ballads so much tbh).
Hurricane is I suppose clear favorite here, if they can well transfer that energy on stage.
And why all sleeping on Marko Markovic, I liked that lol.

Chile
Chile
2 years ago

NEDA <3

AlbanianEagle
AlbanianEagle
2 years ago

OMG who even cares about Serbia????? How about some Albania news instead!!

RoboESC
RoboESC
2 years ago
Reply to  AlbanianEagle

Lol Albania did not choose Me Tana… you guys have NO RIGHT to be negative about any other NF. Period.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 years ago
Reply to  RoboESC

Ms Minga or whatever her name was didn’t chose ‘Me tana’. 😉

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
2 years ago

And she’s Albanian as well 🙂

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 years ago

True that 🙂

Lop
Lop
2 years ago
Reply to  AlbanianEagle

Wiwibloggs just had a post about Albania and their revamp a couple of days ago.

Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

it was an enjoyable selection, i might be biased bc i love the serbian language. my favorites are tanja, raj, trag and ona ne zna. expected a bit better from hurricane. serbia ain’t winning the eurovision with any of these, but they won’t crash in the semi either probably.

RoboESC
RoboESC
2 years ago

Hurricane is blowing the rest off the stage and will blow our wiggs to the moooon!!

Prki
Prki
2 years ago

Hurricane!!!

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

I think Thea has the best song but she isn’t going to win the televote !!! Let’s see how this plays out

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago

im sorry but wtf is this hate for Thea Devy? the song is spectacular, dark pop, explosive and powerful?? why the disliking?

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I think the attitude is motivated by the fact that she literally just translated the song she submitted to ORF into Serbian- the idea is why should Beovizija get Austria’s sloppy seconds.
I think the song is quite good so this actually makes me think Austria has something great with Vincent given that they rejected Judgement Day (unless Vincent was just chosen on the basis of cronyism).

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago
Reply to  Azaad

Oh I see. Well regardless of the sloppy second ethics, I still rly enjoy the song, I’m halfway through semi final 1 and so far its my winner. And im getting more and more hype for Vincent as well (unless Thea was the right choice and Vincent’s song is bad, but I hope it isn’t). Thanks for the clarification 🙂

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Agree , the final minute is great
The second minute could use some tweaking

Sale
Sale
2 years ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

If you understan Serbian language the lyrics are like somebody put them through google translate some parts just dont make sense

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago
Reply to  Sale

That seems understandable given the origin of the song. I assume she’ll change the lyrics back to English if she won.

Vegard
Vegard
2 years ago

Andrija Jo’s song sounds a lot like Alan Walker’s “Faded”, but I’m not saying that it’s a copy. It’s a good song, and as a Norwegian I enjoy this genre of music a lot. Andrija Jo is the obvious winner in my opinion. Hurricane was a huge disappointment – such a messy song. The structure of the song just sounds all over the place.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 years ago

Well… 24 entries are a lot to skim through. While some are just boring fillers, others are quite pleasant but I can’t say that there is anything I feel the need to listen to again. Sanja is a bomba, I liked her very much in 2016, she’s the last Serbian act I enjoyed. The Hurricane song doesn’t do anything for me, though. Sorry Serbia, but the only thing that caught my attention was Lazar’s picture. I really wish it was different, your winner is still my favorite winning song ever.

Hasta La Vista
Hasta La Vista
2 years ago

Hasta La Vista..Guys. believe me…Hurricane is the best choice…You will see, they will be fantastic on the stage…

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
2 years ago

Wished Hasta la vista had a longer dance break, but still it’s one of their best songs imo

miiJo
miiJo
2 years ago

As a Serb, the best are:
1. Thea Devy
2. Amvon duo i Bilja
3. Andrija Jo
4. Hurricane
5. Nenad ?erani?
6. Bane Mojicevic
7. Ivana Jordan
8. LIFT
9. EJO
10. Lazar Zivanovic

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago

Kruna was a beautiful entry in last year’s contest, and while no song competing this year is as great, it’s overall a decent selection.

Milye
Milye
2 years ago

HASTA LA VISTA IS PURE FIRE but instrumental needs to be revamped and then top 10 is sure

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

It’s Hurricane. We all know it’s Hurricane. And jeez, no wonder Thea Devy didn’t get the ticket for Austria.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Fun fact: if they win, it’ll be the third Eurovision entry named Hasta la Vista.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

but sudnji dan is amazing ??

Mert
Mert
2 years ago

with a good revamp Hasta la vista baby will be killer

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago
Reply to  Mert

But keep it in Serbian please!

neko
neko
2 years ago
Reply to  Azaad

they already said the song will be in English if they win

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

I guess it would a battle between Andrija Jo and Hurricane and maybe Neda. Tbh I wonder how they would sound live because both Andrija and Neda have a lot of autotune in their songs.

MTD
MTD
2 years ago

Well, Andrija Jo does have a nice one…and I am suprised that that’s the case.

Hurricane – c’mon girls, you literally have many nice hits only to end up with this?

esc1234
esc1234
2 years ago
Reply to  MTD

Alan walker- Faded reminds me of Andrija jo

Alo
Alo
2 years ago
Reply to  MTD

So true.. Why not Aventura its so better

vox
vox
2 years ago

Hurricane ftw. Btw Marko Markovic song is a total copy of Greece 2013