We may have known who will be participating in Beovizija 2020 since January, but the majority of the contestants’ songs have been shrouded in a blanket of mystery until recently. RTS have published all 24 competing entries in the Serbian national selection on their official YouTube channel. As such, we want to know who you think should win Beovizija 2020 and represent Serbia in Rotterdam.

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 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 even Sashka Janx, albeit 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 24 artists competing in Beovizija 2020, but be sure to have a peruse through the remaining artists below.

Full list of participants

Artist Song Translation
Andrija Jo “Oči Meduze (Kamen ne plače)” “Eyes of Medusa (Stones don’t cry)”
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”
LIFT – Aleksa Vučković “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”

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 the 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. Four hosts will guide viewers for the show, namely Dragan Kosjerina, Kristina Radenković, Stefan Popović and Jovan Radomir — who you may remember from Eurovision 2016’s press conferences and as a Serbian jury member for Sweden’s Melodifestivalen. The show will begin at 21:00 CET, so clear your calendars!

Who should win Beovizija 2020?

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 cast your vote in our poll below! You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. Tick the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

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Vesely
Vesely
8 months ago

I love both Andrija and Hurricane. I think they are the only options for Serbia. They both are much better than any kind if random ballad Serbia can send. Btw Hurricane will release the revamped version of Hasta La Vista with the music video this Thursday.

Milye
Milye
8 months ago

Hurricane of course. They are also getting a revamp with the whole arrangement and new mix

jojo
jojo
8 months ago

The poll has the wrong name for Andrija’s song it is “Oci Meduze”. It probably lost out on votes because some didn’t recognize it under its secondary title.

Zoli
Zoli
8 months ago

ANDRIJA JO & ISIDORA MITI? – “KAMEN NE PLA?E” the best song! Please Serbia choose this!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

I have only listened through to the selection twice. I think the overall quality is similar to last year (good) but there’s not a standout like Kruna for me personally. I think I’ll have to see them live to really get a feel for them.
On first listen, Trag stood out for me.

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
8 months ago

My fav’s are:
Raj, Puklo je nebo, Duša i telo, and Kola?i
The others are okay, some I’m not in love with, but all in all I didn’t hate anything in particular. Honestly so many songs I kinda forgot what most sounded like(lol), but I do enjoy these four the most. Like always need to hear them live really as studio could be amazing/not and live be not/amazing. Anyways good luck to the participants.

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

Two of the song titles would actually be differently translated. ”Baš baš” would translate as ”really, really”, because the chorus goes: ”Because I really, really, really don’t care that I know that you’re still dying for her” (metaphorically). And ”Niti”, despite also meaning ”neither, nor” when used as a conjunction, is here actually used as the plural of noun ”nit” which would translate as ”thread”. She sings: ”The threads are so golden”.

Escf
Escf
8 months ago

Anything but boring Balkan ballad, Serbia should go with uptempo song.

Idk
Idk
8 months ago
Reply to  Escf

You are very mean

Milye
Milye
8 months ago
Reply to  Escf

That’s why there’s hurricane ?

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

Knowing I’ll probably get crucified by most fans for my opinion on Beovizija, I shall still proceed. I really, but *really* don’t like Hasta la vista. It’s weirdly sped-up and feels nauseating. The girls have great voices, but this is just noise for me. The lyrics are so basic too. Oci Meduze fares much better in my ranking, but I still have some mixed feelings about it. It’s dramatic and impactful, but I still have to feel the emotional aspect of his struggle. I hope the live will bring that. Bomba is sung by a powerhouse diva Neda, but this… Read more »

Apple
Apple
8 months ago

Hasta La Vista isn’t even good. Don’t get me wrong, I understand Serbians are excited to send someone with a bigger name, but there are better songs this year. Can we please stop understating LIFT?

Alien
Alien
8 months ago
Reply to  Apple

agree, I like Andrija Jo much more, it would be something new from Serbia

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

I am loving the Andrija Jo track and am imagining some dramatic staging to go with the themes in the song.

Milye
Milye
8 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

They are making a revamp. Song will have a whole new arrangement and a new mix

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
8 months ago

tom Leeb’s song is released!!!!!! its so bland tho, at least in my opinion

Sebas
Sebas
8 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

well not officially released but leaked. And yea its basically “bigger than us” but french…. considering John Lundvik is one of the writers it makes sense lol

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
8 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

oh I see. it does sound like bigger than us, but low-key that was a better song than this one haha

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

it’s on Itunes already.

Aaron
Aaron
8 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

Are you joking? They seriously couldn’t have a French writer…it’s almost as if they felt that John Lundvik had more ability than a French writer…a joke

Pasadena
Pasadena
8 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Written by Gson and John Lundvik… I didn’t see that coming.

Kobe
Kobe
8 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

France 2020 is really a big disappointment 🙁

Mia
Mia
8 months ago

Yeah Kruna was such boredom

Mia
Mia
8 months ago

Hurricane girls ofc, but I need to see them live.
Curious also to see live Andrija Jo (what’s with white powder on the face lol)

Nina
Nina
8 months ago
Reply to  Mia

He’s singing about Medusa, so turning himself into stone with that mask powder 🙂

Philip
Philip
8 months ago

Great diversity, but none of them is really good.. they are picking a song that will fail to qualify for the final.. a game already lost.. (yeah i see minuses coming in, but it is true).. For example Lithuania was a complete opposite, all three top songs could have bring finale..

mari
mari
8 months ago
Reply to  Philip

lmfao you haven’t even heard any of the songs live (staging and choreography as well), your comment makes no sense whatsoever

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
8 months ago

neda and her bomba

Esc1234
Esc1234
8 months ago

As someone who loves the contest it self, acts like Hurricane I believe are needed in the contest. You don’t get to see everyday girls who sing and dance great, especially Sanja who is incredibly talented. Songs like Andrija’s jo are ok to stream on Spotify but during eurovision I would to see everyone’s reaction seeing these girls perform. I believe they would do really well with a slightly revamped version of Hasta la Vista

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

Srdan Lazic looks yummyyyyy btw

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

Naiva and Andrija Jo

Nicky91
Nicky91
8 months ago

Dusa I Telo, and 2nd choice Ne Pustam

Noone
Noone
8 months ago

My favourite is Milan & Olivera, gives me Zala & Gasper vibes. It has zero chance of winning, but still a very nice song.

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

I think you’ve made mistake in the poll with the name of the Andrija Jo track?

Sale
Sale
8 months ago

Hasta la vista all the way… With a good revamp it would slay in Rotterdam

Nicky91
Nicky91
8 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Hurricane are way too overhyped, just because some people want revenge for Elvana being robbed in albania’s nf 🙁

Sale
Sale
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicky91

That makes zero sense

Milye
Milye
8 months ago
Reply to  Nicky91

That’s not true. They aren’t overhyped, they are getting the hype they deserve and they deserve even more and what you wrote doesn’t make sense at all. Team hurricane all the way

khan
khan
8 months ago

well.. none of them