Tonight it was time for the second semi-final of Serbia’s national final Beovizija 2020. Twelve more acts took to the stage in the hopes of reaching Sunday night’s final, but only six could make it through.

Beovizija 2020: Semi-Final 2 Qualifiers

Six acts advanced to the grand final on Sunday. These were determined by both a professional jury and a televote. In no particular order, the top six of the night that advanced to the final were:

    • Hurricane – “Hasta la vista”
    • Bane Mojićević – “Cvet sa Prokletija”
    • Ana Milenković – “Tajna”
    • LIFT – “Samo mi kaži”
    • Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović – “Niti”
    • Naiva – “Baš, baš”

Immediately after the qualifiers had been announced, each of them drew their position in Sunday’s grand final. Milan and Olivera will perform first followed by fan-favourites Hurricane.

LIFT, Ana Milenković and Naiva will perform in eighth, ninth and tenth respectively, with Bane Mojićević closing the show in twelfth place.

Beovizija 2020 Semi-Final 2: The Show

In total, Beovizija 2020 has 24 entries — 12 in each semi. Hosted by Dragana Kosjerina and Jovan Radomir, with Kristina Radenković and Stefan Popović in the green room, the Serbian national selection showcased everything that the Balkan nation had to offer.

The semi-final kicked off with an energetic performance from the band LIFT and was wrapped up with a quaint and sophisticated performance by Milan Bujaković and Olivera Popović.

Moreover, this semi-final saw Beovizija heavyweights Hurricane take to the stage to perform their fiery “Hasta la vista”. Serbian national selection veteran Ivana Jordan, who took part back in 2006, was also competing.

1. LIFT “Samo mi kaži”
2. Bane Mojićević “Cvet sa Prokletija”
3. Balkubano “Svadba velika”
4. Bojana Mašković “Kao muzika”
5. Naiva “Baš, baš”
6. Rocher Etno Band “Samo ti umeš to”
7. Lazar Živanović “Puklo je nebo”
8. Ivana Jordan “Vila”
9. Nenad Ćeranić “Veruj u sebe”
10. Hurricane “Hasta la vista”
11. Ana Milenković “Tajna”
12. Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović “Niti”

On top of the 12 competing acts, in true Beovizija fashion, we were treated to a star-spangled list of opening and interval acts. Much like last year, numerous Eurovision stars from previous years, including Nevena Božović, Sanja Ilić & Balkanika, Tijana Dapčević, and Bebi Dol, took to the stage once more to entertain the crowd.

Opening the show was Serbia’s act for the 2019 edition of Eurovision, Nevena Božović, who gave a haunting rendition of the song that took her to Tel Aviv last year – “Kruna”.

Those six lucky qualifiers will be joined by the six who made it out of yesterday’s first semi-final, bringing us to twelve finalists still in the running for Rotterdam. Very soon, 24 will come down to one and Serbia will have their entrant for Eurovision 2020

What do you make of the six who advanced to the final? Are you surprised by the results? Did your favourite make the final cut? Let us know your opinion in the comments down below!

Read more Serbia Eurovision 2020 news here

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Mia
Mia
1 year ago

I’m glad that “Svadba velika” didn’t pass 😉
Good qualifiers overall.

Stevan
Stevan
1 year ago

Hurricane and Hurricane only

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevan

How about Milan Bujakovic and Olivera Popovic?

PP77
PP77
1 year ago
Reply to  Tibor

Milan Bujakovic and Olivera Popovic, igor Simic, Naiva in final are better than Hurricane in term of song, live vocal.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

This was more like it.
I didn’t like many of the qualifiers from SF1 but this was moreorless right.

Bojana or Ivana over Ana every day of the week though.

Rayray Chaikalis
Rayray Chaikalis
1 year ago

Sanja, Ksenija and Ivana, if you a reading this please go on vocal rest, have lots of warm water and honey and a good sleep tonight (or maybe you are already sleeping? I’m from New Zealand so it’s Sunday afternoon here) and with some vocal warm up tomorrow you will slay! Fingers crossed!

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Hurricane is too manufactured for me.. Don’t feel it, typical Eurovision fanboy song.. Bas Bas for me..

SeemOne
SeemOne
1 year ago

Not good.

jack
jack
1 year ago

Hurricane has a so much potential its insane. This thing after the refrain that sounds like a gun is amazing, they just need a more polished camera work. SJB would do a great job

bastian
bastian
1 year ago

I hope Hurricane wins. It really adds to the diversity this year.

Film
Film
1 year ago

Im glad that LIFT got to the final.

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago
Reply to  Film

Me too.

Sale
Sale
1 year ago

Hurricane given a 2nd spot to perform in the final I mean can this night get any worse?

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago
Reply to  Sale

Iceland and Moldova won from second tonight – maybe it’s an omen?

lol
lol
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

Erika is also performing Cicciolina at #2 so yeah

Sale
Sale
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

Hope so

Film
Film
1 year ago
Reply to  Sale

Running order always matters. But it matters more when theres 26 songs than 12.

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  Kosey

Moldova doesn’t count and it’s even the proof that it was rigged. Iceland only had 5 songs to choose from.

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

To all those Hurricane fans slating Andrija Jo’s vocals last night……
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…..

Ivan
Ivan
1 year ago

When it comes to the jury votes tomorrow, I assume, best spot is Neda. Because neither Andrija, no Hurricane showed some great live shows. And in other hand Neda slayed two days ago. And she is between those two acts tomorrow.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

dutch dikes better be working cuz this hurricane’s gonna bring a hella surge

mr 305 # dale
mr 305 # dale
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

thought this was about lez peeps for a minute XD

Milye
Milye
1 year ago

HURRICANE ??
For everyone bashing them for vocals, Sanja has a sour throat for some time, It is not easy to dance like that and sing at the same time. Eleni wasn’t a perfect singer either but she had backing vocals behind the scene to cover it up while they are each other’s backing vocals

Pawel
Pawel
1 year ago
Reply to  Milye

So maybe they should think about a backing vocalist who can actually back them up vocally

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Milye

Eleni had 5 performers on stage, and with the total max of 6 how many “backing vocals behind the stage” you think she could have had? Please check your facts first.

Lama
Lama
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

She did have backing vocalists, that voice wasn’t all hers and everyone who isn’t deaf can hear it.

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Lama

Everyone who can count to 6 can calculate that she couldn’t have had more than 1 backing vocalist. Btw, Fuego performance was slick perfection, while this was a tropical storm of category 3.

Alo
Alo
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

I think some of the dancers sang too with eleni.

Marseille
Marseille
1 year ago

Hurricane should have gone with less trashy costumes and staging. I get that it’s not a song to be conservative, but the whole thing was a little on the nose. The vocals were good, but there’s room for improvement. Overall still my winners, but there’s competition now and that running order ain’t helping.

MisterMister
MisterMister
1 year ago

Niti or Hasta la Vista (even if I dont like the revamp)

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 year ago

The one and only Hurricane! The girls slayed live!

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago

Yes, my ears still hurt…

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

Better then Andrija’s vocals that’s for sure.

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

Do you even remember that the guy from Slovenia was silent, while this was a duet with the guy in the lead? So I really don’t see what makes you say “copy of Slovenia”.

jojo
jojo
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

He wasn’t standing like a statue – he was dancing and moving around quite a bit.

Pawel
Pawel
1 year ago

Hurricane has plastic looks, trashy song out of 2001 and huge mess of a staging. And yet people still think they should win. Puzzling.

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Pawel

Yes, and we also think being no. 30 at the bookies is a good sign 😀

Megxit over
Megxit over
1 year ago
Reply to  Pawel

it reminds me of “100% te ljubam” from 2000

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago

Bujakovic and Popovic sounded just like the studio cut. This song is pure gold, Serbia, choose wisely.

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Tibor

Exactly! But I don’t believe there’s much hope for a wise choice here… 🙁

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

That’s a shame.

XxX
XxX
1 year ago

NITI ftw!

MisterMister
MisterMister
1 year ago
Reply to  XxX

It is a good song, sadly they ain’t winning, wish them the podium tho

Antonio
Antonio
1 year ago

Hurricane the best!

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Antonio

They didn’t even LOOK the best!

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

Dare to bet? They stand at 1:67

Stevan
Stevan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

Eurovision winning odds =/= Beovizija odds

Eurofan
Eurofan
1 year ago

If Hurricaine girls don’t improve their vocals tomorrow, I will vote for Igor Simic.

oreo
oreo
1 year ago
Reply to  Eurofan

Please no, semifinal 2 is already weak as it is..

Eurofan
Eurofan
1 year ago
Reply to  oreo

Don’t get me wrong, Hasta La Vista is my favourite song from the beginning, but their vocals were really bad tonight.

Milan
Milan
1 year ago

After the live performances Serbia soars to number 30 at the bookies. Maybe we should think about not sending Moje 3 after all…? There are other options.

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

It’s hard to top a well-argumented comment such as yours, but do you really think that a song that, after all the hype, manages to drop to 1:67 immediately after the live performance is the way to go?

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

I’m not taking ESC too seriously, I just don’t like when my country embarrasses itself when we have quality music too. OK, in ESC every country embarrasses itself once in a while, and we have had a streak of not very successful, but still relatively decent entries lately. So, picking an embarrassing entry with zero chances of good placement is not what I’d do, but, what the hell… the worst thing is that this is the taste of the majority.

jojo
jojo
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

The juries tend to sabotage Serbia’s ranking – making it around 5 places lower than just televoting alone would get it.

lol
lol
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

It’s 25 but how is this related to hurricane if they haven’t won yet? It’s not like Serbia was top 20 in the odds before the live performances.

Milan S.
Milan S.
1 year ago
Reply to  lol

It’s 30, not 25 (oddschecker), and it was higher – not exactly top 10 but if I remember correctly, it was somewhere around 15 (we can see if odds history is available somewhere), after the reports that Hurricane is the landslide favourite in Serbia, that they are huge in the region and finally after the studio version was released. But right now the odds are drifting, we are red all over and two bookies currently even offer 1:93! It’s good money if you really believe in Hurricane, so take this as a friendly tip 😉

lol
lol
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan S.

You’re just lying at this point lol. Serbia was only around 15 before the Beovizija songs were released, it left the top 20 after that. It’s 25 atm on the more accurate site. Also do you think Serbia will jump to top 15 if ”Niti” wins or? Lol… You don’t have to like Hast La Vista but the song clearly has the most potential out of all other Beovizija songs, especially now that most countries picked a ballad… And Serbia is not red atm so that’s another lie,

M.m.mm
M.m.mm
1 year ago

Ivana Jordan was the best tonight!!!.. She deserved final