Petar Anicic - Hearbeat - Serbia Junior Eurovision 2020

Petar Aničić will represent Serbia at Junior Eurovision 2020 with “Heartbeat”.

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Serbia in Junior Eurovision 2020: Petar Aničić “Heartbeat”

Sticking to its tried and tested internal selection format, Serbia’s RTS opened a call for songs early in the summer. An expert jury reviewed the submissions, selecting Petar. This makes him the first boy to represent Serbia — as an independent state — at Junior Eurovision.

Petar is a boy with many interests. He enjoys history, sports, singing and foreign language.

Petar’s love for music began quite early when he enrolled in a music school in Belgrade at the age of four.

And his ambitions don’t end with Junior Eurovision. Petar wishes to be a lawyer when he grows up.

Over on his YouTube channel, you can hear him cover regional and international hitmakers like Lewis Capaldi, Saša Kovačević and Voyage x Breskvica.

What do the Heartbeat” lyrics mean?

“Heartbeat” asks a question which most of us have pondered at some point in our lives: Is our loved one feeling what we feel too? “Does it, does it, does it, when we meet, does the wind flow stop?”

The lyrics remind us how difficult it can be to detect if the feeling of love is shared, even if everything points to it.
Innocent as it gets, it tells a story of a boy wondering how to approach his crush.

In the verses Petar tells what’s going on in his head when she’s around: “Time stops/The clock stops too/The wind stops/The only thing heard is a beat”.

As the chorus approaches, he expresses his concerns: “And it’s clear that you and I/Are a part of the same unrest/How do I approach/How do I keep my breath?”

However, by the time the song closes, Petar reckons that all his worries are for nothing. “And it’s clear that you and I/Are a part of the same universe/We are just stars/Of our quiet musical”.

Asked by JuniorEurovision.tv to share his favourite lyrics, Petar says:

In my opinion, that is the most emotional part of the song:

Tell me, tell me: when we meet,
Is the wind left without sound…?
I can only hear a heartbeat,
Silent, as the world is spinning around

My favourite and most the powerful word in the song is Heartbeat because it describes love.

The music video, however, tells a different story. As much as the lyrics might be about a shy boy, Petar is seen snuggling with his crush as they walk alongside the Sava river.

The video was shot at Belgrade’s beautiful Ada Ciganlija where, in real life, Petar goes rowing. Additional shots include the JESC star displaying his rowing talent.

“Heartbeat” lyrics – Petar Aničić (Serbia JESC 2020)

Written by and composed by: Leontina Pat, Charlie Mason, Petar Aničić and Vladimir Graicć

Leontina penned Serbia’s Junior Eurovision songs in 2015, 2016 and 2019, as well as Zeljko Joksimović’s Eurovision 2004 entry. Charlie Mason co-wrote Eurovision hits like Conchita Wurst’s “Rise like a Phoenix”, Bojana Stamenov’s “Beauty Never Lies” and Maraaya’s “Here For You”. Graic is best known for “Molitva”, Serbia’s Eurovision 2007 winning entry.

Note, different lyrics are used in the English version of the song.

Serbian Text

English Translation

Da li, da li, da li kad se sretnemo
Pomisliš što i ja
Kako se na nebu sunce raširi
Zemlja zaustavljaZastane vreme
Stane i sat
Prekine vetar let
Samo se čuje otkucaj tek
Tiho dok se vrti svet

I jasno da smo ti i ja
Jedan deo istog nemira
Kako da ti priđem
Da zadržim dah

I jasno da smo ti i ja
Jedan deo istog svemira
Mi smo samo zvezde
Našeg tihog mjuzikla

Da li, da li, da li kad se sretnemo
Prekine vetar let
Samo se čuje otkucaj tek
Tiho, dok se vrti svet

I jasno da smo ti i ja
jedan deo istog nemira
Kako da ti priđem
Da zadržim dah

I jasno da smo ti i ja
Jedan deo istog svemira
Mi smo samo zvezde
Našeg tihog mjuzikla

Kao da se ljute
Koraci zaćute
Trena ovog čarobnog
Otkucaj se čuje
Srca mog i srca tvog

I wonder if you hear it too
Not a whisper am I letting through
We are a single heartbeat
Life has torn in two

I wonder if you feel it too
But you hear it deep inside of you
Pounding out of rhythm
We are moving to, hmm

Do you also think of the same thing
When we meet?
How the sky bathes in the sunlight
And the Earth stops spinning in a beat
Time stands still,
Clocks stop ticking, too,
The wind is left without sound
I can only hear a heartbeat,
Silent, as the world is spinning around…

It’s clear that the two of us
Are one piece of the same restless world.
How do I get closer to you,
Just to tell you that

It’s clear that the two of us –
Are one piece of the same universe?
You and I are the stars
Of this silent musical of ours.

Tell me, tell me: when we meet,
Is the wind left without sound…?
I can only hear a heartbeat,
Silent, as the world is spinning around.

And it’s clear that the two of us
Are one piece of the same restless world.
How do I get closer to you,
Just to tell you that

It’s clear that the two of us –
Are one piece of the same universe?
You and I are the stars
Of this silent musical of ours.

As if they were angry, sour,
Steps fall silent
In this magical hour.
I can only hear a heartbeat.
It’s my heart, and yours, that’s beating.

I wonder if you hear it too,
Not a whisper am I letting through.
We’re single heartbeat
Life has torn in two

I wonder if you feel it too,
But you hear it deep inside of you
Pounding out a rhythm
We are moving to

Are you feeling Serbia’s “Heartbeat”? Could this bring a first JESC victory? Let us know in the comments.

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Michu
Michu
14 days ago

I like the music video, but the song itself is the ultimate definition of “meh”. There’s only one memorable moment and that’s towards the end, when he sings “I wonder if you feel it too – But you hear it deep inside of you“. That sounds really nice when he goes from chest to falsetto. Other than that, it’s a generic ballad. I’m predicting bottom 3.

Fionn
Fionn
18 days ago

Can I just say he’s rlly cute…

Ashton
Ashton
18 days ago
Reply to  Fionn

He’s a minor.