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.
Andrija Jo - Oči Meduze / Beovizija 2020
Igor Simić - Ples za rastanak / Beovizija 2020
Hurricane - Hasta la vista / Beovizija 2020
Naiva - Baš, baš / Beovizija 2020
Sanja Bogosavljević - Ne puštam / Beovizija 2020
Ivan Kurtić feat. Mistik Cello - Sabajle / Beovizija 2020
Milica Mišić - Kiša / Beovizija 2020
Srđan Lazić - Duša i telo / Beovizija 2020
Milan Bujaković feat. Olivera Popović - Niti / Beovizija 2020
Nenad Ćeranić - Veruj u sebe / Beovizija 2020
EJO -Trag / Beovizija 2020
Thea Devy - Sudnji dan / Beovizija 2020
Marko Marković - Kolači / Beovizija 2020
Neda Ukraden - Bomba / Beovizija 2020
Amvon duo i Bilja - Raj / Beovizija 2020
Bane Mojićević - Cvet sa Prokletija / Beovizija 2020
Ana Milenković - Tajna / Beovizija 2020
Lazar Živanović - Puklo je nebo / Beovizija 2020
Rocher Etno Bend - Samo ti umeš to / Beovizija 2020
Bojana Mašković - Kao muzika / Beovizija 2020
Karizma - Ona me zna / Beovizija 2020
LIFT - Samo mi kaži / Beovizija 2020
Ivana Jordan - Vila / Beovizija 2020
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 Vučić, Ivana 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
|Andrija Jo||“Oči Meduze (Kamen ne plače)”||“Eyes of Medusa (Stones don’t cry)”|
|Biljana Đurđević & Amvon Duo||“Raj”||“Paradise”|
|Igor Simić||“Ples za rastanak”||“Dance for a Goodbye”|
|Ivan Kurtić feat. Mistik Cello||“Sabajle”||“Dawn”|
|Karizma||“Ona me zna”||“She Knows Me”|
|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”|
|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”|
|Lazar Živanović||“Puklo je nebo”||“The Sky Broke”|
|Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović||“Niti”||“Neither, Nor”|
|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.