It’s the national selection that will take place over three consecutive nights, starting from Friday. But we’ve known the 24 competing entries in Serbia’s Beovizija 2020 for some time now. And in that period we’ve been asking you to vote for the entry you think should go to Eurovision.
Upon closing the poll, we counted a total of 1,150 votes. And one act has emerged as a clear favourite — Hurricane with “Hasta La Vista”.
Poll results: Hurricane should win Serbia’s Beovizija 2020
The girl group — made up of Eurovision 2016 alum Sanja Vučić, Ksenija Knežević and Ivana Nikolić — earned an impressive 557 votes. That’s a whooping 48% share of all votes cast.
Their fiery up-tempo number “Hasta la vista” out second-place by over 27 percentage points.
Coming in second is YouTuber and singer Andrija Jo. He amassed a total of 250 votes, equating to around 21% of all votes cast. Another popular choice among fans, Andrija has a credible international team behind him, giving his song “Oči Meduze” a fresh, mainstream appeal to it, potentially allowing it to transcend borders across Europe.
Rounding out the top three with 80 votes is Austrian-Serb, Thea Devy. Despite initially submitting “Sudnji dan” to Austrian broadcaster ORF, the young songstress set her sights on the Serbian national selection after failing to make the Austrian ticket. Time will tell whether the Austrian broadcaster made the right decision.
Poll results: Who should win Beovizija 2020?
- Hurricane – Hasta la vista 48.43% (557 votes)
- Andrija Jo – Oči Meduze 21.74% (250 votes)
- Thea Devy – Sudnji dan 6.96% (80 votes)
- Neda Ukraden – Bomba 4.78% (55 votes)
- Naiva – Baš Baš 2.52% (29 votes)
- Marko Marković – Kolači 2.43% (28 votes)
- LIFT – Samo mi kaži 1.22% (14 votes)
- Igor Simić – Ples za rastanak 1.22% (14 votes)
- Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović – Niti 1.22% (14 votes)
- Bane Mojićević – Cvet sa Prokletija 1.04% (12 votes)
- Bojana Mašković – Kao muzika 0.96% (11 votes)
- Nenad Ćeranić – Veruj u sebe 0.87% (10 votes)
- Rocher Etno Band – Samo ti umeš to 0.78% (9 votes)
- Bora Dugić & Balkubano – Svadba velika 0.70% (8 votes)
- EJO – Trag 0.70% (8 votes)
- Ivana Jordan – Vila 0.70% (8 votes)
- Lazar Živanović – Puklo je nebo 0.70% (8 votes)
- Biljana Đurđević & Amvon Duo – Raj 0.61% (7 votes)
- Milica Mišić – Kiša 0.61% (7 votes)
- Ivan Kurtić feat. Mistik Cello – Sabajle 0.52% (6 votes)
- Ana Milenković – Tajna 0.43% (5 votes)
- Srđan Lazić – Duša i telo 0.43% (5 votes)
- Sanja Bogosavljević – Ne puštam 0.26% (3 votes)
- Karizma – Ona me zna 0.17% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 1,150
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 host twelve acts, out of which only six will advance to the grand final on Sunday 1 March.
The results 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 2019.
After the jurors have allocated all their points, these will be converted into 12, ten and eight to one points 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 ten, 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 the Eurovision 2016 press conferences and as a Serbian jury member for Sweden’s Melodifestivalen.
The show will begin at 21:00 CET, so clear your calendars!
Is Hurricane your pick for Beovizija 2020? Do you think a different act will come out on top? Let us know in the comments.