Music and geography combine together in Eurovision. Fans get to experience a wide breadth of musical genres from each region of Europe. One such little combination are the nations of the former Yugolsvaia, four of who were set to compete at Eurovision 2020 — Slovenia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.

Even though Yugoslavia split over twenty years ago, the region shares a rich history and culture which defines both its placing in the world and on the Eurovision stage

At Eurovision 2020, these four nations were set to serve a variety of songs. There’s Balkan R’n’B-pop, power ballads, tango and more. Now, we want to know which of these songs is your favourite.

You can remind yourself of all four of the former Yugoslavia Eurovision 2020 songs below. Then be sure to vote in our poll. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only vote once.

Eurovision 2020: Entries from former Yugoslavia

Croatia: Damir Kedžo – “Divlji Vjetre”

Damir Kedžo won Dora 2020 with his Balkan ballad “Divlji Vjetre”. The song has since been through a small revamp and even topped the charts in Croatia. This would have been the first time since 2013 that Croatia sent a song entirely in it’s native language, with the lyrics all about comparing love to wild winds.

North Macedonia: Vasil – “YOU”

North Macedonia internally selected Vasil to represent them at Eurovision 2020 with the song “YOU”. It combines a number of elements and musical genres, including a traditional ethnic chant opening and a tango pre-chorus. The music video sees Vasil dancing around a pub with a woman who has got her eye on the North Macedonian singer.

Serbia: Hurricane – “Hasta La Vista”

Hurricane brought a storm to Serbia’s national selection show Beovizija 2020, securing victory over 23 over acts. The girl-group is composed of Eurovision returnee Sanja Vučić as well as Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević. “Hasta La Vista” is a Balkan R’n’B-pop song with lyrics about saying adiós to people who don’t appreciate you.

Slovenia: Ana Soklič – “Voda”

EMA 2020 saw 12 acts battle it out, but in the end it was Ana Soklič who earned the honour of representing Slovenia at Eurovision 2020. Her song “Voda” is a emotional power ballad, with the revamped version adding extra dynamism towards the end. Soklič has stated the song does not have a single message or theme and is open to the listener’s interpretation.

Poll: Which country of the former Yugoslavia has the best Eurovision 2020 entry?

Who did you vote for? Which Eurovision 2020 songs from the former Yugoslavia are your favourite? Sound off in the comments below!

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1. North Macedonia
2. Serbia
3. Croatia
4. Slovenia
North Macedonia and Croatia are very underrated this year. I like 3 out of 4 songs from here.

Polegend Godgarina
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serbia > slovenia > croatia >>> macedonia

ESCalator
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ESCalator

Serbian entry has the most potential among these songs, but the music arrangement is a bit weird. It sounds cinematic with those orchestral/brass instruments when one would expect more of a Latin vibe…

Anthony
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Anthony

My ranking for ex-Yug: 1st: Serbia (Hasta la Vista) 2nd: Croatia (Divlji vjetre) 3rd: North Macedonia (You) 4th: Slovenia (Voda) Not that I like Hurricane or their song, but I could say that’s a qualifier, given that Serbia usually is high in the televote. To be honest, I like Divlji vjetre (wonder why people like it tho), but to me it’s a non-qualifier (My ranking: 14th of 17 SF1!!!). For North Macedonia and Slovenia, I just clearly don’t like them. I feel that You and Voda are overrated if not disliked. My only qualifier on that list is Serbia. However… Read more »

Anthony
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Anthony

And just wondering what’s with the enthusiasm and likeness with N. Macedonia?
Not that I don’t like it, but I kinda feel that You is overrated for sure.

Moonstar
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Moonstar

Although catchy, I find “Hasta la vista” very inferior musically (and lyrically compared at least with Croatia and Slovenia’s songs) to the other 3 songs.

Katariina
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Katariina

One of the weakest years for the ex-Yugo countries I can remember. Two of them aren’t even participating, and the other four sending below average entries. Serbia is the only one I kinda like, but they could have put together a way better song than they did.

Mary Jane Poland
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Mary Jane Poland

1.Serbia
2.Slovenia
3.Macedonia
4.Croatia
I just realized that my top here is exactly the same as last year, just without Montenegro lol

Ieva
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Ieva

Serbia >>>>>>>> all the others, and I don’t even like Hasta La Vista lmao

Mitch
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Mitch

Hasta la vista by far, and literally Hasta la vista to all ex-yu entries. Don’t know why Vasil has so low scores all over the place though.. I think the song is nice tbh. Jokes aside, After Serbia it would be N. Macedonia then Croatia (even though they had MUCH better songs at Dora, like Indira and Colonia for example, but ok) and Slovenia (which I don’t like at all)

Kirby
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Kirby

I really like Serbia’s Hasta La Vista: it’s an entry with a lot of character, attitude, determination… I also think Slovenia’s Voda is an underrated ballad. I sometimes catch myself humming it.

PP77
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PP77

My TOP 4
1.Slovenia
2.North Macedonia
3.Serbia
4.Croatia
Prediction
Serbia 7-8 in semi, in final 11-15, in I semi very hard to go in final 9-12 place
Other from I semi out of final
Croatia from 12-16
N.Macedonia 12-16
Slovenia 12-16
Belarus last

PP77
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PP77

I think no one of them will go to Eurovision 2021.

Alex
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Alex

Thought Damir had already been confirmed and it’s obvious Serbia will pick hurricane

Robyn Gallagher
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Neither of those acts have been officially confirmed for 2021 yet. 🙂

Nils
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Nils

Croatia and Serbia
both in my top 10

Ben Kennedy
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Ben Kennedy

North Macedonia is the best for me. Worst is Croatia for me. Neither in my top

Nat
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Nat

1. Cro
2. Srb
..and are in my top 10 overall

3. Slo
4. N. Mac

Andi
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Andi

I’d say “Voda” (SV) or “You” (MK). Don’t like the Serbian and Croatian entry at all, sorry.

Mitch
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Mitch

*NMK

MTD
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MTD

It’s MK or MKD in all officialities. NMK is only on their car plates.

Rasmus Bording Irlind
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Rasmus Bording Irlind

serbia wins in my heart by a landslide, hasta la vista would’ve placed in the top 10 for sure

Kosey
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Kosey

When I did my rankings, Serbia sat on top of the pile – it definitely is the song with the greatest initial impact. But I must admit that Slovenia is a big grower, and if I was doing my list again today then Ana and her emotional, nautical ballad would probably sit on top.

Colin
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Colin

In terms of actual qualification, it’s apparently Serbia that would’ve made the biggest splash. Unfortunately, that’s my least favorite of the bunch. My favorite among the four would actually be Croatia’s.

Alo
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Alo

All of those countries need to up their game next year, because their songs this year are not good enough(all of them).

Paul
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Paul

This list genuinely contains 2 of my favourite songs of the year!! I’m probably the only person who can say this

Anthony
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Anthony

What 2 songs to be exact?

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

Croatia is a good choice and I think the country’s music market is perfect, but this potential is not visible in Eurovision. I have many favorite artists from this country who could perform in the colors of Croatia

Miki
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Miki

Generally speaking, in all ex Yu countries interest and tv rates for esc are very low and people don’t care a lot.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Actually I’m Slovene and in Slovenia the ratings are always very high – EMA and Eurovision are always the most watched programs (excluding sport events). The problem is that Slovenia has a very little music scene:(

ag89
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ag89

Miki, not really, ratings have been quite solid or very strong when these countries qualify, especially in Serbia and Croatia.

Ag89
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Ag89

Ex Yugoslav nations haven’t been super successful for a while now.
I might be minority here, but Slovenia is by far the best here. Very atmospheric, beautiful lyrics and great singer.

Guest
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Croatia and Serbia <3

Erasmus
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Erasmus

1. Slovenia
2. Serbia
3./4. Macedonia or Croatia depends on my mood.

Yugoslav nations are not really doing this year for me… I like Serbia and Slovenia, but they aren’t in my top 20… Hurricane have a lot of potential though!

Stian F
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Stian F

Only North Macedonia is worth remembering out of these…. Rest are not good at all.

Conor K
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Conor K

My top 4:
1. North Macedonia
2. Croatia
3. Slovenia
4. Serbia