Over the past two days, Serbia has held its national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Beovizija. Two semi-finals have come and gone, with 24 acts being cut down to 12 finalists.
Tonight, the Balkan nation will hold the final iteration of Beovizija 2020, as 12 acts do battle over who will get the right to represent their country in Rotterdam this May.
Yesterday, we asked you who you wanted to see emerge as victor. After counting a total of 2,523 votes the results are in.
Poll results: Andrija Jo is your favourite to win Beovizija 2020
In the end, it was YouTuber-turned-singer Andrija Jo who secured the top spot in this poll.
He earned 1,043 votes for his song “Oči Meduze”, which is 41% of all those cast.
Coming in a respectable second place is girl-group Hurricane, who won our pre-show poll.
Their song “Hasta la vista” secured a total of 778 votes. That translates to just over 30% of the total.
Rounding out the top three is a veteran of the Serbian music scene, Neda Ukraden.
The “Bomba” singer accumulated a total of 455 votes (18%) in our poll – a significant improvement compared to our previous poll.
Poll results: Who should win the final of Beovizija 2020?
- Andrija Jo – “Oči Meduze” 41.34% (1,043 votes)
- Hurricane – “Hasta la vista” 30.84% (778 votes)
- Neda Ukraden – “Bomba” 18.03% (455 votes)
- Thea Devy – “Sudnji dan” 2.18% (55 votes)
- Marko Marković – “Kolači” 1.55% (39 votes)
- Milan Bujaković & Olivera Popović – “Niti” 1.51% (38 votes)
- Igor Simić – “Ples za rastanak” 1.31% (33 votes)
- Naiva – “Baš, baš” 0.91% (23 votes)
- LIFT – “Samo mi kaži” 0.75% (19 votes)
- Bane Mojićević – “Cvet sa Prokletija” 0.63% (16 votes)
- EJO – “Trag” 0.48% (12 votes)
- Ana Milenković – “Tajna” 0.48% (12 votes)
Total votes: 2,523
Beovizija 2020: Format and voting
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 and 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 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.
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.
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!
What do you make of the results of the poll? Who do you think will triumph in tonight’s show? Let us know in the comments down below.